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Rhode Island healthcare jobs added

Posted on July 7, 2015

The number of Rhode Island healthcare jobs may have increased, according to the latest statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employment rose by 223,000 in June, compared with an average monthly gain of 250,000 over the prior 12 months. In June, job gains occurred in professional and business services, health care, retail trade, financial […]

Funds go to help those get Rhode Island jobs

Posted on July 5, 2015

Funding has been awarded to states help the unemployed get Rhode Island jobs, among other states. Yhe U.S. Department of Labor awarded $80 million to workforce agencies — in 44 states and in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia — to provide re-employment and eligibility assessments. The grants will fund services […]

Do workers with Rhode Island jobs know what to do in case of an emergency?

Posted on June 24, 2015

Workers with Rhode Island jobs, among other locations, may need some serious education when it comes to emergencies, according to a new survey from Careerbuilder. According to the survey, while the vast majority of workers (94 percent) feel their office is a secure place to work, nearly a quarter of workers (23 percent) say they […]

Retail jobs in Rhode Island show little growth

Posted on June 3, 2015

Overall, the number of retail jobs in Rhode Island are showing little growth, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics information. Over the past year, health care has added 390,000 jobs. Employment in construction rose by 45,000 in April, after changing little in March. Over the past 12 months, construction has added 280,000 jobs. […]

Those with IT jobs in Rhode Island need social media presence?

Posted on June 2, 2015

A new survey from Careerbuilder shows that people with IT jobs in Rhode Island may need a social media presence in order to get hired. Hiring managers in information technology and financial services are the most likely to use social networks to screen candidates; retail had the lowest share. Information Technology: 76 percent Financial Services: […]

Plan will create more Rhode Island construction jobs

Posted on June 1, 2015

A new plan from Rhodeworks will create many new Rhode Island construction jobs. RhodeWorks is a bold action plan to address the state’s crumbling transportation infrastructure. Rhode Island ranks 50th out of 50 states in overall bridge condition and has lost 1,200 in the construction sector over the past three months. RhodeWorks is focused on […]

Employers leaving a bad impression on those seeking Rhode Island jobs?

Posted on May 25, 2015

The candidate experience may be dampening an employer’s reputation when it comes to those seeking Rhode Island jobs, according to a recent Careerbuilder study. The 2015 Candidate Behavior study, conducted by Inavero on behalf of CareerBuilder of more than 5,013 workers ages 18 and over and 2,002 hiring decision makers between February 3 and February […]

Initiative to help job seekers get Rhode Island jobs

Posted on May 8, 2015

RealJobs RI is a new initiative that will help job seekers get Rhode Island jobs. The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training t is soliciting planning grant proposals for Real Jobs RI, part of Governor Gina M. Raimondo’s jobs plan that puts employers’ needs at the center of government workforce development actions to jumpstart […]

Are people asking illegal questions about Rhode Island jobs?

Posted on May 5, 2015

It may be possible that people are asking illegal questions when it comes to Rhode Island jobs. In a recent CareerBuilder survey, 20 percent of hiring managers indicated they have asked a question in a job interview only to find out later that it was illegal to ask. Interview Questions That Aren’t Okay to Ask […]

Wages declining for Rhode Island science jobs?

Posted on April 19, 2015

Wages are possibly on the decline for Rhode Island science jobs, according to a new survey from Payscale. The Q1 2015 PayScale Index shows national wages for Q1 barely increased at 0.1 percent and the average 12-month change in U.S. wages across all industries was 1.8 percent. Of note, previous top performing sectors such as […]

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