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Exhibit Most Recent of why the General Assembly is as likely to do more harm than good is proposed legislation relating to worker scheduling by employers. The heart of the issue is the increasing variability and short notice of changes of … more
Job-specific skills are the watchword for human resource departments today. Most often we have seen it with calls for more fully prepared candidates in the building trades or in technology-related health care positions. But recently, the … more
It has been well more than a decade since Providence learned it was going to be repatriating roughly 40 acres of its downtown core thanks to the relocation of Interstate 195. And finally, there is activity on the land. While no … more
Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza last month said residents and business leaders will finally see "cranes in the sky" this year. He sees a city about to turn a fiscal corner after years of stagnation. But if the city really is set for a … more
As public transportation importance grows, incidents involving R.I. Public Transit Authority buses are worrying. A crash last week across from Providence Place, which comes on the heels of a crash in January in Warwick, are only the most prominent … more
It was predictable, that when the R.I. Department of Transportation announced it was creating eight new positions and reclassifying six others as part of a new organizational structure, there was much gnashing of teeth in the public sphere. … more
Providence Business News' semiannual Business Survey is now 8 years old, and while we would never tell our elected officials to write new laws based on its results, it wouldn't hurt them to take a peek at the results every six months. This … more
Based on just one event, the $4.5 million creation of a new 240-foot pier at Fort Adams State Park in Newport would seem to be a smashing success. But thankfully for the people of Rhode Island, this is one public expenditure that just keeps on … more
Rhode Island long has been known for its designers, thanks in no small part to the enduring excellence of the Rhode Island School of Design. But changes in how designers are being used by business have the potential to make Rhode Island … more
Unions often get a bad name, and justifiably so. Think featherbedding, sweetened pension deals passed on to succeeding generations, not to mention workplace rules that bind an enterprise's hands at a time when flexibility can be the difference … more
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