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Jobs in Rhode Island Could Get Help From Stimulus

Posted on February 5, 2009

If President Barack Obama‘s proposed federal economic stimulus plan passes, it could mean good news for jobs in Rhode Island. The $819 billion economic recovery bill – which passed in the House of Representatives but still has to pass in the Senate – would create between 3 million and 4 million new jobs nationwide by […]

Rhode Island Careers Could be Created by Maritime Industry Expansion

Posted on January 27, 2009

Anyone looking for a Rhode Island career is probably struggling as the state faces one of the nation’s highest unemployment rates. However, Rhode Island is hoping its maritime industry will soon make a comeback and create several new jobs. During December 2008, Rhode Island had a total non-farm employment of 468,800 workers, according to the […]

Rhode Island Construction Jobs Created by Deepwater Wind

Posted on January 20, 2009

Many new Rhode Island construction jobs and other permanent jobs will be created when Deepwater Wind builds an offshore wind farm near Rhode Island. Gov. Donald Carcieri recently announced that Rhode Island expects Deepwater Wind to begin construction on the offshore wind farm in 2010. The wind farm should generate about 1.3 million megawatt-hours each […]

Pharmacy Jobs in Rhode Island Cut with GeoPharma

Posted on January 15, 2009

Some pharmacy jobs in Rhode Island will soon be eliminated. GeoPharma Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, recently announced that it plans to cut jobs, consolidate distribution operations and lower SG&A. The company is hoping these moves will help restructuring efforts and improve financial performance, according to an article by RTTNews. Aside from GeoPharma closing a facility […]

Healthcare Jobs in Rhode Island Perform Well

Posted on January 7, 2009

Those with healthcare jobs in Rhode Island recently received some good news. The Rhode Island Department of Health has released The Health of Rhode Island’s Hospitals (2007), which details the financial performance of the state’s 13 hospitals from 2004 to 2007. It also evaluated the state’s hospitals compaed to others in the Northeast and a […]

Rhode Island Government Jobs Available

Posted on December 30, 2008

Some Rhode Island government jobs will soon be filled. The State of Rhode Island recently announced its plan to fill 92 positions with the state government. The Department of Administration currently has 169 vacancies that were created by several retirements this year, according to an article by The Providence Journal. The state has seen several […]

Rhode Island Retail Jobs Adding to State Losses

Posted on December 18, 2008

Declining sales and consumer confidence could result in the loss of more Rhode Island retail jobs. Rhode Island, among many other states, is feeling the pressure of the declining economy. During October the state had an unemployment rate of 9.3 percent, up from 8.8 percent during September and higher than the national unemployment rate of […]

Office Jobs in Rhode Island Added by Unemployment Office

Posted on December 10, 2008

Although employment throughout the state is getting lower every day, office jobs in Rhode Island are being added by the state unemployment office. The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training recently announced its plan to hire 20 new workers to answer calls from people who have been laid off. Rhode Island currently has an […]

Rhode Island Retail Jobs Get Local Effort

Posted on December 3, 2008

A new initiative could help save local Rhode Island retail jobs. Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts, Chairwoman of the Small Business Advocacy Council, recently announced the launch of Buy Local RI, a new economic development initiative to help support local businesses. The initial phase of Buy Local RI will be a public awareness campaign encouraging Rhode […]

Driver Jobs in Rhode Island Cut by RIPTA

Posted on November 18, 2008

Some driver jobs in Rhode Island are being cut. The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority‘s board of directors recently approved a move to cut 20 drivers’ jobs and reduce service on 47 bus routes. This is expected to save about $900,000 this fiscal year and $2 million next fiscal year. Officials said service reductions will […]

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