PROVIDENCE, RI – A company that provides technical support for Verizon Wireless customers is laying off workers in Rhode Island.
The company Flextronics LLC notified the state last week that it will lay off 21 employees in North Kingstown, Providence, Smithfield and Warwick.
Verizon says it has worked with Flextronics for more than a decade but is now cutting ties with the company to start up its own customer service department. And Verizon has been hiring some of Flextronics' staff.
PROVIDENCE, RI – Advocates for Rhode Island's compassion centers are giving mixed reviews on U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's pledge to clarify the federal government's stance on medical marijuana. WRNI's health care reporter Megan Hall has this update.
Providence, RI – This edition of our Policy and Pinot programs focuses on Ocean State politics. Produced in conjunction with the Providence Athenaeum, the program was taped Tuesday May 31, 2011 before a live audience. It features a conversation between the regular members of WRNI's weekly Political Roundtable about the hot topics in Rhode Island politics.
PROVIDENCE, RI – All this month Rhode Island lawmakers will be combing the state budget for hundreds of millions of dollars in savings as they look to balance the books for the fiscal year beginning in July. As part of that effort one former state legislator is calling for the closure of a nuclear research reactor housed at the University of Rhode Island.