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LOOKING FOR IMMUNITY: David Chenevert, executive director of the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association, says employers should be protected from COVID-19-related lawsuits if they’re following guidelines to prevent the spread of the virus. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. companies push for COVID-19 liability protection

If an employee gets sick with the novel coronavirus, should they be allowed to file a worker’s compensation claim or a lawsuit against their...

Extra $600 for the unemployed is high, but vital

Americans who lost their jobs because of the pandemic had been getting a $600 bump on top of state benefits in their weekly unemployment...

The overlooked part of gender pay gap

That women are paid less than male colleagues is a stubborn fact in the U.S. ­workplace. As of July, women earned 84 cents for every...
DOING HIS DUTY: Bill Burton, extruder team lead and U.S. Army veteran, operates an extrusion line on the Cooley manufacturing floor using a recently installed proprietary touch-screen technology. / COURTESY COOLEY GROUP

Pandemic Diary: Remedy for stress? Optimism

(Editor’s note: This is the 13th installment in a series on how Cooley Group is managing the COVID-19 pandemic, from the perspective of its...
Peter George

Storytelling can work like magic in presentations

It was obvious Anthony was frustrated. He said to me, “Peter, I know my job. I know the numbers. I know what we need...

PBN 40 Under Forty Awards 2020 special section

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SMOOTH OPERATOR: Cooley extruder lead Marie Knight inspects Cooley products during production to ensure the quality meets the customer’s specifications. COURTESY COOLEY GROUP

Pandemic Diary: Making sure everyone’s included

(Editor’s note: This is the 12th installment in a weekly series on how Cooley Group is managing the COVID-19 pandemic, from the perspective of...

Hard choices ahead for working parents

Millions of American families are finding themselves in a jam, with their jobs requiring them to return to work on-site and plans from their...
PLAY TIME: Jeremy Girard, director of marketing at Envision Technology Advisors, participates in a trivia game from his home during the company’s “Friday Funday.” / COURTESY JEREMY GIRARD

Corporate outings? The party’s over for now

Every year, Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co. Ltd. marks the end to a grueling tax season with a companywide outing. In 2020, the plan...
SPIN CYCLE: New England Institute of Technology Advanced Manufacturing Coordinator Todd Sposato, right, works with student Zach Carmody, 24, of Charlestown on the lathe at the Shipbuilding/Marine and Advanced Manufacturing Institute workroom at New England Tech’s Warwick campus. 
PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

New England Tech’s SAMI program infuses local economy with trained machinists

PBN MANUFACTURING AWARDS 2020 | Workforce Development & Productivity: New England Institute of Technology Shipbuilding/Marine and Advanced Manufacturing Institute IT’S THE TYPE of program that...

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