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Australian life sciences center to partner with NEMIC

PROVIDENCE – As Rhode Island pushes to establish itself as a life sciences hub, the New England Medical Innovation Center is seeking to elevate...
LABOR TALKS: Matthew Weldon, second from right, director of the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, speaks during a panel discussion at Providence Business News’ Workforce Development Summit in Providence on Feb. 15. Also on the panel are, from left, Lindsey Brickle, director of workforce and community partnerships at Polaris MEP; Julie Matthew, manufacturing director of Amgen Inc. in Rhode Island; Ara Millette, director of talent acquisition and workforce development at Lifespan Corp.; Nina Pande, executive director of Skills for Rhode Island’s Future; and Douglas Sherman, senior vice president and provost at the New England Institute of Technology. PBN Editor Michael Mello, standing at right, moderates. 
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Panel: Adaptability is key in today’s job market

Though Rhode Island’s job numbers have largely rebounded to pre-COVID-19 levels, Matthew Weldon, director of the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, doesn’t exactly...
TEST RUN: Jorge Reyes of Providence displays pastries called pastelitos at the Culinary Hub of Providence – CHOP – a workforce training restaurant that’s due to open this spring in the Providence Public Library. Reyes is in the early stages of culinary ­training.
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Building restaurant in Providence library is far from by the book

These days, it’s not so silent in the Providence Public Library. And PPL isn’t unique in that regard – while libraries haven’t completely abandoned quiet...

Bankruptcy doesn’t ground Bird, Spin in Providence

Despite a financially turbulent 2023 for Bird Rides Inc., the electric bike and scooter vendor that has filed for bankruptcy protection is expected to...
AD CONFAB: DDL Advertising LLC owner Stacey Caputi Liakos, right, chats with digital media manager Zach Ferri, center, and Daniel Antunes, a digital marketing associate. Ferri says the use of cookies to track internet users has been evolving, and that change will continue as Google LLC phases out third-party cookies on its browser Chrome. 
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Marketers prep for Chrome’s cookie phaseout

Do you agree to this website’s cookie policy? Web users likely see a similar prompt daily, if not multiple times per day, as they browse...

Roundtable: Accessory dwelling units, revitalized historic buildings could boost R.I. housing

PROVIDENCE – As the affordable housing crisis raises alarms across the country, Rhode Island, known for its slow rates of new housing construction, can...

Pension advisory group outlines various reform options in final report

PROVIDENCE – Full or partial cost-of-living adjustment restorations, decreased retirement ages and caps on early retirement penalties are all on the table for consideration,...

Morin’s Hospitality Group buys Bayberry Beer Hall

PROVIDENCE – Bayberry Beer Hall, which was set to permanently close this week, will see new life under the ownership of Morin's Hospitality Group,...

Report: R.I. 11th-worst state for new businesses

PROVIDENCE – Entrepreneurs in Rhode Island face more obstacles to success than their business peers in most other areas of the U.S., a recent...

URI launches VR lab to enhance high school STEM education

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A new program at the University of Rhode Island is bringing virtual reality and traditional lab spaces together to provide local high...
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