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The growth of food as an industry is well-known in Rhode Island, so it wasn't startling to see it emerge last week as one of five potential economic-development clusters for Providence to cultivate. What was surprising was the pace of … more
Print struggles today as an industry, but B & M Printing, a family business, has stayed afloat by diversifying and making hard decisions, President Carmel Therien says. Started in 1982 by her sister and brother-in-law, Bertrand and … more
Launched by four co-founders, Greycork makes and sells sturdy, easy-to-assemble furniture. Founded in January 2014, the Providence firm discontinued its first product, a prototype of a coffee table, in March 2015 because sales were slower … more
A businessman, who meets St. Peter at the Perly Gates of Heaven, says "All of my tax records," while St. Peter looks wearliy at a U-Haul truck. more
It's been more than 30 years since my father decided to retire. At the time, we were seriously considering closing our doors. But when we looked at the Munroe team, we saw a tremendously dedicated core of people who believed in our company and … more
Can minimum wages improve productivity and innovation over the long run? Usually, it's detractors of the minimum wage who talk about the long term. Minimum-wage hikes tend to have only small or negligible effects on employment levels, but … more
The World Economic Forum (best known for organizing the annual Davos shindig) just published its annual Gender Gap report. It makes for thoroughly depressing reading. On current trends, it will take 118 years before women's salaries equal those of … more
Making good on her promise to train Rhode Islanders for the jobs that local employers have had problems filling, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo last week announced 26 grant recipients for her signature workforce-development initiative, Real Jobs Rhode … more
Do you have any immigrants working at your business? Yes – 26.67% No – 73.33% Do you screen potential employees for immigrant status as part of the interviewing process? Yes – … more
It is a question for the ages, one so deceptively simple that both the one who asks and the one who answers finds themselves drawn into a vortex of clarifying, of shades of meaning, intentions, prejudices and a range of human quirks and foibles. … more
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