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The U.S. experienced a surprisingly robust uptick in job openings and hiring in June, according to Bloomberg, even as COVID-19 has since caused some state reopenings to stall or reverse. The Labor Department’s Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, or JOLTS, showed the number of available positions rising to 5.89 million in June.....
United States manufacturing improved again in July with a key gauge of activity rising further into expansion territory. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, said Monday that its manufacturing index rose to 54.2 last month....
The J.P. Morgan Global Manufacturing PMI expanded in July for the first time since January, buoyed by recoveries in demand and production. Output grew at the fastest pace since December 2018 as the sector continues to bounce back from COVID-19..........
Rhode Island has been allocated $6.8 million from the federal government to capitalize and administer Revolving Loan Funds for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced Wednesday.
2020 Census is happening now through September 30, 2020.
Completion only takes a few minutes.
It is important that as an employer that you encourage your workforce to complete their Census questionnaire by 09/30/2020.
If you require, you may contact the below as they have the ability to send staff to workplaces to assist employees with completing the Census.
If you employ a sizeable number of Woonsocket residents, a Census representative is available to visit your site and safely assist Woonsocket employees in completing the census questionnaire. To schedule a visit, email your request to Census Partnership Specialist Debborah Smith, email@example.com
Kindly encourage Woonsocket employees to spend a brief ten minutes during their workday to complete the questionnaire either by phone at (844) 330-2020 or online: https://my2020census.gov/
OSHA Launches Covid-19 FAQ Webpage:
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched a new FAQ webpage for pressing COVID-19 issues. Topics addressed include employer requirements, face coverings, cleaning and disinfection, return to work and testing. You can view the FAQs here
The goal of the B2B and Manufacturing Week Kick-off Conference is to connect Rhode Island manufacturers with one another to leverage resources, products and services. The event is also focused on manufacturers learning about industry trends and gaining insight on federal and state regulation updates. Information on how to work with the new regulations regarding COVID-19 will also be covered.
As you are aware, the CARES act provided resources to small businesses through the PPP program in which over 17000 Rhode Island small businesses took advantage of in the early days.... Continue Reading
We are pleased to share the positive news that Rhode Island is among the best states in America for getting our economy back to where it was before the COVID pandemic. R.I. is ranked the 6th best "Back to Normal" state...
The SBA announced the updated interest rates for the 504 Loan Program offered by Certified Development Companies (CDC). Small businesses can now apply for the lowest interest rates since July 2018 as the program is now allowing 20 and 25-year interest rates at 2.214% and 2.269%, respectively. “These interest rates .....