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James Bessette joined the Providence Business News as the Researcher in February 2018. Prior to joining PBN, he worked as a reporter for The Independent and as a copy editor for The Newport Daily News. He also worked as a sports reporter for Southern Rhode Island Newspapers and as news editor for The East Greenwich Pendulum. He holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Rhode Island College.

Lists: Rhode Island employers

Total number of employees listed (including on just-missed list): 99,585 Re-ranked by newest employers: 1. CharterCARE Health Partners | Year founded: 2010 2. Care New England |...

Lists: Providence-based private employers

Re-ranked by oldest employers 1. Brown University | Year founded: 1764 2. YMCA of Greater Providence | Year founded: 1853 3. Rhode Island College | Year founded:...
HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT: The building materials for Virgin Pulse’s new corporate headquarters in Providence were selected with a focus on sustainability, recycled content and green certifications for improved air quality.

Virgin Pulse moves headquarters to Providence Journal building

Virgin Pulse Corporate Headquarters 75 Fountain St., Third and Fourth Floors, Providence Building owner and developer: Cornish Associates/Nordblom Co. Construction manager: Site Specific LLC Architect: SGA Designer: Little Dragon Engineers:...

Road Trip

How much do you travel for work? Sometimes: 44.44% Once a year: 33.33% Always: 22.22% How long do you typically travel for? A couple days: 88.89% One week: 11.11% More than...

Lists: Regional information technology employers

Total IT workers listed (including on just-missed list): 6,432 Just missed the list 1. Retail Solutions Inc. | Local IT workers: 27 2. Ananke IT Solutionsm |...

Lists: College technology programs

Total number of tech undergrads on the list: 11,576 Re-ranked by total undergrads enrolled: 1. Community College of Rhode Island | Total undergrads: 14,758 2. University of...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area decreased from 5.6 percent in January 2017 to 5.3 percent in January. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

Report: Providence metro labor force ticks up in January

PROVIDENCE – The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area saw an upswing in labor force and a downswing of individuals in the unemployment line year over...

Baziotis sworn in as YMCA of Pawtucket board of directors president

DR. PETER BAZIOTIS, an anesthesiologist who has practiced medicine for more than 20 years, recently was sworn in as president of the YMCA of...

Remote control

Has your company steered toward having employees working remotely? Yes: 66.67% No: 33.33% How often do your employees work remotely during the week? Sometimes: 100% Always: 0% Never: 0% Do you...

Lists: General contractors

Total number of regional employees listed: 2,507 Re-ranked by newest general contractors: 1. Stack + Co. | Year founded: 2008 2. Site Specific | Year founded: 2004 3....
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