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  • The Department of Labor and Training announced Thursday that Rhode Island lost a significant number of jobs in September — RI was down 3,700 in just the past month. Massachusetts added 9,300 jobs in September and is up 62,300 jobs in the 12 months since September 2016, according to the numbers released on Thursday by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Commonwealth’s  executive office of Labor and Workforce Development.

  • Its hard to tell if Rhode Island is serious about trying to woo Amazon's second headquarters to the state. The proposal was submitted the last day and Governor Gina Raimondo's Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor has refused to allow the public or the media review the incentives being offered to Amazon.

  • The state of Rhode Island is ranked as one of the most vulnerable states to identity theft and fraud in the country.  Rhode Island is the worst state in the country when it comes to policy regarding identity theft and is the second most vulnerable state overall when it comes to identity theft and fraud, according to a recent study completed by WalletHub.

  • Rhode Island Women in Science and Engineering will host their inaugural networking event at the Atlantic Resort in Middletown.

  • The pending sale of Pawtucket’s Memorial Hospital is unraveling over the length of the agreement Prime Healthcare and Prime is refusing to take over pension obligations. As a result, the Board of Care New England has voted to close Memorial -- impacting hundreds of healthcare workers. As GoLocal reported back in May, one of the keys to stabilizing Rhode Island’s fragile hospital system is the acquisition by Prime Healthcare Services of Memorial Hospital from CNE.

  • The Rhode Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has endorsed a new public ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox at Slater Mill.

  • I am a leadership and organizational design consultant. In the summer of 2015, I noticed a lump on the left side of my neck. I thought it was a swollen gland and that it would go away. It didn’t. In fact, it started to grow slowly. Then it grew noticeably. Then…uh-oh.

  • Rhode Island’s enhanced economic momentum continued in August, as we are now well on the way to restoring the economic growth trajectory we were on at the end of 2015. The August Current Conditions Index value remained at 83, as ten of its twelve indicators improved.

  • While employees are not generally taxed on the value of employer-provided benefits for the employee and his or her dependents, there are important exceptions to this rule. One such exception is for certain circumstances under which the cost of group term life insurance is imputed income to employees and thus is included as taxable income.

  • Chris Tzianabos the long-time General Manager of ABC6 has left and the station and is now the Director of Sales at WPIX-TV in New York.

  • The City of Boston has been ranked as the top startup city in the U.S. for the second year in a row, according to the new “Innovation That Matters” report. According to the report, Boston is the “city best positioned to succeed in the next-wave digital economy.” 

  • The newest congressional tax reform package would give Rhode Island’s top one percent nearly two-thirds of total cuts, according to a new analysis released by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy.  

  • The Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) and the Quonset Development Corporation have approved agreements with Pinnacle Logistics that will expand cargo operations at the airport and Quonset Business Park that will create about 300 jobs in Rhode Island. 

  • Rhode Island’s largest local all-digital news site is seeking a reporter ready to jump in and cover one of the most dynamic beats in America — the Rhode Island political scene. This position is the perfect job for those looking to do significant news and political journalism in a state that loves politics.

  • The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management announced that there is over $6 million in funding available to clean up and redevelop brownfields sites throughout the state.

  • Where is Rhode Island going and who is going to take us there? Well, United Way of Rhode Island and GoLocalProv have teamed up in identifying some of the emerging leaders in Rhode Island and asking them questions about leadership and the pathway to a better future in Rhode Island.

  • Branding is more than just a logo. It’s the essence of a company and what it promises to deliver. Employees can be a company’s biggest brand ambassadors. But to get them on board, an organization needs to have a clear, well-developed brand workers care about and want to get behind.

  • The Hanley Building Condominium Association has teamed with Providence Painted Signs to restore the mural originally painted by Johan Bjurman in 1987 on the Hanley building. The restoration project is underway and expected to be completed before the winter of 2017.

  • News organizations in Rhode Island are becoming big news. Shrinking newsrooms, embedding pro-Trump content, Political Action Committees, top lobbying firms, and fighting off bankruptcy.  Rhode Island’s media is big business and almost entirely owned by out-of-state corporations.

  • The New England Institute of Technology has opened its first-ever residence hall. The hall will be located on the school’s 225-acre campus in East Greenwich.

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