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Monday, December 17, 2018

’08 budget may bring big battles

Rhode Island AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer George Nee has no idea what proposals are going to be included in the governor’s budget for fiscal 2008. But...

Advisory council seeks $2.2M, training initiatives

The R.I. Science and Technology Advisory Council last Wednesday released a wish-list of investments and policy initiatives it says could help turn Rhode Island...
KARYN RHODES, who recently earned a national human resources certification at Bryant, has been hired as a senior HR manager at New England Ambulance. /

Certifications seen as crucial to gain a competitive edge

PMP. PHR. CFP. The acronyms that follow a person's name after he or she has received a professional certification are increasingly sought after by employers. As...

It’s about more than accounting

There is more to being a good accountant than accounting. At least that's the message that Bryant University had been getting from employers. In response,...
PATTY CARBONE, child care director at CFS of Newport County, reads and acts out Maurice Sendak's 'Where the Wild Things Are' for a class at the child development center. /

Early-ed pros get a boost from JWU

Curriculum ranges from training to grad degreesEarly childhood educators are feeling the same squeeze as elementary and secondary educators when it comes to improving...

Agricultural program starts 5th year at URI

The University of Rhode Island Cooperative Extension and the R.I. Department of Environmental Management’s Division of Agriculture are launching the fifth year of the...

CVS honored for hiring people with disabilities

By David Ortiz Contributing Writer CVS/pharmacy, the nation’s largest drugstore chain, has earned national recognition for its achievements in employing people with disabilities. The Woonsocket-based company received...
ANNU PALAKUNNATHU MATTHEW took a one-year sabbatical fromURI to document the Americanization of call-center workers in India. Her audio-visual exhibit, above, incorporating photos and recorded interviews, is on display at the URI Fine Arts Center through Dec. 10. /

At Indian call centers, U.S. culture makes its mark

Every day in India, hundreds of thousands of workers answer calls for U.S. companies, mimicking American accents and adopting names such as Paul, Arnold,...
TOMAS AVILA leads a class at the R.I.
Small Business Development Center to help Hispanics launch or expand their companies. /

‘Primer Paso’ a first step for Hispanic firms

Latinos are the fastest-growing segment of Rhode Island entrepreneurs. To get a sense of the issues they face, Providence Business News is...

Brown team developing a battery made of plastic

Imagine a flashlight powered by the energy stored within its plastic molding. If that sounds too unbelievable to be true, then you probably haven’t...
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