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Rhode Island Paid $13.1 Million to Temporary Staffing Firms in FY 2012

Providence Journal (01/08/13) Katherine Gregg

Rhode Island paid $13,081,027 in the last budget year to five staffing companies to place workers in state government. J. Michael Downey, president of Rhode Island’s largest public employees’ union, asserts the state is not yet complying with a law that requires “a full, transparent, and simple accounting of how many temporary employees work for the state; what types of jobs they do; and how much they are paid each year.”