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LEARNING EXPERIENCE: The Providence Public School District is dealing with a shortage of educators this academic year, with many openings created by resignations. That includes Matthew J. Buchanan, the former principal at Hope High School, who resigned last spring. / PBN PHOTO/NANCY LAVIN

Teacher shortages leave administrators at a loss

The rollercoaster ride of pandemic schooling has smoothed out and students are, for the most part, back in the classroom. Now it’s the teachers who...
THE RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH published a report on the 1,251 fatal overdoses that took place from January 2016 through June 2020 in the Ocean State, breaking down this information based on the types of jobs held by decedent, showing that 26.4% of fatal overdoses in the state took the lives of those in construction, maintenance and natural resource-related occupations. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Report: R.I. construction workers hardest hit by fatal opioid overdose crisis

PROVIDENCE – Among all occupations in the Ocean State, construction and maintenance workers in Rhode Island continue to be hardest hit by the opioid...

RIBBA, URI kick off leadership program for BIPOC professionals

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Black Business Association and University of Rhode Island will next week kick off a program designed to advance senior...

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Groups call for timely distribution of funds from R.I.’s ARPA allocation

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s businesses and organizations are calling on Gov. Daniel J. McKee and the state's legislative leaders to allocate a portion of...

City Finance Committee recommends changes to Providence Police community relations post

PROVIDENCE – The city Finance Committee gave the green light on Tuesday to a proposal to shift the new Police Department community relations role...
Eric Cormier

Employers need to focus on easing tension

After nearly 18 months of facing the COVID-19 pandemic head-on, the global population is weary and fatigued. However, as businesses and individuals come up...

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GET READY: ­Jessica Schachter Jewell, a labor and employment attorney in Nixon Peabody LLP’s Providence office, says all Rhode Island businesses should prepare for the new pay equity law before it goes into ­effect. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Under R.I. equity measure, firms may need wage audit

Rhode Island’s new pay equity law is still more than a year away from taking effect, but Ocean State businesses should be taking steps...
TRAINING HUB: Jennifer Menard, left, interim vice president of economic and business development at Bristol Community College, and Laura Douglas, college president, stand outside the future home of the school’s National Offshore Wind Institute on the New Bedford waterfront. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Unchartered training: How does region build workforce for new wind sector?

Toiling hundreds of feet above the open ocean, sometimes amid stormy weather and battering waves, technicians in the offshore wind industry need not only...

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