The KB Companies Newsletter

THE KB COMPANIES SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND 1240 PAWTUCKET AVE RUMFORD, RI 02196 RECENT NEWS Partnership Labor Day August Jobs Report Things Not To Say In An Interview UPCOMING EVENTS Samantha’s Harvest Belmont Country Club Career Management Free Workshop Workshops Fall into Networking OUR SERVICES How can we work for you? Founded in 1983, King & Bishop just o...
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The True Meaning of Labor Day

All of us at King & Bishop would like to wish you a wonderful Labor Day Weekend! We know that Labor Day Weekend is just around the corner. Watch the video below to learn more about the holiday and why it is so important to remember why we celebrate the day. Have an enjoyable Labor Day Weekend. Looking to find your next great hire? Contact our team today...
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Continued Drop in Unemployment Claims Shows A Tight Labor Market

Americans applying for unemployment benefits each week has hit a new low in late August that by one measure is the lowest level since 1969. Initial jobless claims rose by 3,000 to 213,000 in the seven days from Aug. 19 to Aug. 25. Economists polled by MarketWatch had forecast a 212,000 reading. Monthly claims have dropped by 1,500 to 212,250, the government said Thursday. That is the lowest ...
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Partnership Between the Boston Bruins Foundation and the Special Olympics of Massachusetts

The Boston Bruins Foundation and the Special Olympics of Massachusetts are forming a partnership.  The Boston Bruins Foundation is donating $1 million over the next three years to the Special Olympics of Massachusetts.  Read more information from nhl.com about the partnership below!   Boston Bruins Foundation Announces New Partnership With Special Olympics Bruins Foundation pledges $1 ...
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King & Bishop July 2018 Jobs Report

U.S. hiring cooled in July after more-robust gains than previously reported, while the unemployment rate slipped back below 4 percent and wage increases remained subdued, reinforcing a picture of steady labor-market growth in line with the Federal Reserve's outlook for gradual interest-rate hikes. Coupled with the unemployment rate drop to 3.9% in July there was a rise in average hourly earning...
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King & Bishop June 2018 Jobs Report

The U.S. economy added 213,000 jobs in the month of June though the unemployment increased to 4%. The reason for the rise in the unemployment rate is due to the increase in the amount of people joining the labor force in June. Wages rose by 0.2% in June over May. The Year over year increase is 2.7%. Specifically, 36,000 manufacturing jobs were added in June, which is around twice the number of ...
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$25M Grant Cycle Opens!

Read below to learn more about Cummings' news regarding the $25M Grant Cycle! Cummings Tri-County Fund $25 Million Grant Program Launches July 1 Cummings Foundation is delighted to announce a major increase to its local area grant-making, launching a $25 million grant cycle on July 1. The Foundation will award $10 million through the $100K for 100 program and an additional $15 million (up f...
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The Open Door

Great news! The Open Door, which is a nonprofit organization in Gloucester, Massachusetts, was chosen to receive $100k from the Cummings Foundation.  Read what members of the Open Door have to say about this exciting news! WAHOO!! Thrilled to share our news! Cummings employees Mike Taormina and Alma Philpott popped by to announce The Open Door's $100,000 grant award from Cummings Foundation!...
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Greater Merrimack Valley Human Resources Association

Special thanks to the Greater Merrimack Valley Human Resources Association for the opportunity to sponsor today’s event and learning from Kevin Keleher and Dan Griffiths about the "Five Habits of Destructive HR Leaders." Kevin and Dan pictured here with Lucine Boloyan - an HR intern with King & Bishop. Check out the Greater Merrimack Valley Human Resources Association website: https:...
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May 2018 Jobs Report

The May 2018 Employment Situation brought more good news to the US Economy. Job creation came in at 230,000, ahead by 40,000 from most analysts’ predictions. The unemployment rate dropped to 3.8% in the month of May, which is the lowest the unemployment rate has been in 18 years. You would have to go back to April of 2000 to see this rate – at a time when the NASDAQ was flirting with 5000. Look...
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