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Retail jobs in Rhode Island climb

Posted on November 3, 2015

Most likely due to seasonal hiring, retail jobs in Rhode Island have grown, according to recent statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In 2015, job growth has averaged 198,000 per month, compared with an average monthly gain of 260,000 in 2014. In September, job gains occurred in health care and information, while employment in […]

Rhode Island warehouse jobs added

Posted on November 2, 2015

UPS is hiring big for the holidays, and most likely that includes Rhode Island warehouse jobs. UPS said it expects to hire between 90,000 and 95,000 seasonal employees to support the anticipated increase in package volume that will begin in November and continue through January 2016. The full- and part-time seasonal positions – primarily package […]

Team to develop campaign for Rhode Island jobs

Posted on October 7, 2015

A team is getting together to develop a solid campaign for Rhode Island jobs. The state has announced a three-firm marketing team to design and execute a top-notch statewide tourism and business attraction campaign. Engaging this team will build on efforts ongoing across state government to revitalize the state’s economy and put Rhode Islanders back […]

Partnerships will create jobs in Rhode Island

Posted on October 2, 2015

Employers are busy supporting grant recipients and jobs in Rhode Island at a conference. US Department of Labor Deputy Assistant Secretary Eric M. Seleznow, RI Secretary of Commerce Stefan Pryor, and DLT Director Scott Jensen also spoke. Panelists included Elisabeth Sachs, executive director of the Job Opportunities Task Force in Baltimore; Laura Spada, executive director […]

New program to help jobs in Rhode Island

Posted on September 9, 2015

The governor of the state is increasing efforts to protect Rhode Island workers against employers who violate labor laws, including underpaying wages, which will help increase jobs in Rhode Island. The Governor’s four-point action plan includes: 1. Using existing funding to create a new Workplace Fraud Unit to focus DLT’s efforts on dishonest companies 2. Coordinating state […]

Collaboration to boost Rhode Island jobs

Posted on September 1, 2015

A new collaboration is set to create and bolster Rhode Island jobs. The state is collaborating with the Brookings Institute to get Rhode Islanders back to work. Brookings, with its strong track record in developing successful economic strategies in Buffalo, New York and Chicago, Illinois, among other places, will work to identify economic development initiatives […]

Government jobs in Rhode Island climb

Posted on August 24, 2015

The number of government jobs in Rhode Island went up last month, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs totaled 486,200 in July, reflecting a gain of 3,300 jobs from the revised June estimate of 482,900. July’s employment level marks the highest employment level since March 2008. During the past three months, Rhode […]

State to gain Rhode Island tech jobs from new initiative

Posted on August 6, 2015

A new initiative from the White House is creating more Rhode Island tech jobs. The White House has chosen Rhode Island to be a part of the President’s TechHire initiative, a bold multisector effort to empower Americans with the skills they need to succeed in today’s economy. TechHire cities and states work with employer partners on […]

Considering education jobs in Rhode Island?

Posted on July 29, 2015

If you are growing weary of your own career track, there are other industries to consider, including finding education jobs in Rhode Island. According to Challenger, Gray & Christmas, there are several under the radar industries to consider. 5 UNDER-THE-RADAR INDUSTRIES TO CONSIDER IN JOB SEARCH Craft Anything Artisan cheeses, craft beer, craft Bourbon, etc., […]

Rhode Island transportation jobs added

Posted on July 25, 2015

Rhode Island transportation jobs, among other types of jobs, were added in May, according to a recent employment press release. The RI Department of Labor and Training said that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May 2015 dropped to 5.9 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from the April 2015 rate of 6.1 […]

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