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RHODE ISLAND had the second-highest unemployment rate in New England, despite a nearly half-percentage point decline year over year. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE

R.I. still has second highest unemployment rate in N.E.

PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in Rhode Island in July was the second highest in New England, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor...
Jim Wilkinson has been in the lawn fertilization business for almost 50 years, but it wasn’t always easy to make ends meet, especially when he started out as a teacher of golf course management at the college level. After working in the corporate world, he decided to create SeaScape nearly 25 years ago. It now has more than 10,000 customers in southern New England. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Investing in people yields the biggest returns

Jim Wilkinson | SeaScape Inc. founder and presidentBelieve it or not, lawn technicians aren’t usually known as the biggest power players in the room....

The power of encouragement

A teacher asked her students if any of them had extra pencils they’d be willing to share with their classmates. One student raised his...

Contests make fitness fun at Elite

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island 2019 2-149 EMPLOYEES #5: Elite Physical Therapy Inc.CEO (or equivalent): Dr. Michael Nula Number of employees: 114The company’s 114 employees spread...
SWING OF THINGS: In their leisure time, employees at Parkinson Technologies participate in a golf league at Chemawa Golf Course in North Attleboro. Joe Connelly, Parkinson product development manager, tees off.
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Healthy employees keep Parkinson Technologies on cutting edge

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island 2019 2-149 EMPLOYEES #1: Parkinson Technologies Inc.CEO (or equivalent): Peter Termyn, CEO and president Number of employees: 80Woonsocket-based Parkinson Technologies INC....

At Blount, looking out for workers
 also boosts community

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island 2019 500-1,999 EMPLOYEES #4: Blount Fine Foods Inc.CEO (or equivalent): Todd Blount, CEO and president Number of employees: 716Although Blount Fine...

Tufts Health Plan plants the seeds for healthy lifestyles

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island 2019 2,000-4,999 EMPLOYEES #8: Tufts Health PlanCEO (or equivalent): Thomas A. Croswell, CEO and president Number of employees: 2,900HOW CAN GARDENING...
IN STEP: Kristen Boudreau, center, an International Game Technology supply chain analyst, works up a sweat in a step class at the corporate fitness center in West Greenwich. With her, from left, are co-workers Tracie Angelo, Predrag Stojkov and Yanna Tow.
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IGT takes a worldly view in developing well-being mission

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island 2019 5000+ EMPLOYEES #1: International Game Technology PLCCEO (or equivalent): Renato Ascoli, CEO, North America Number of employees: 6,300LOTTERY AND GAMING...

At R.I. Zoological Society, they’re wild about wellness

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island 2019 2-149 EMPLOYEES #2: Rhode Island Zoological SocietyCEO (or equivalent): Jeremy Goodman, executive director Number of employees: 68THE RHODE ISLAND ZOOLOGICAL...

NBIC makes it clear the company cares about its employees’ well-being

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island 2019 2-149 EMPLOYEES #4: Narragansett Bay Insurance Co.CEO (or equivalent): Timothy Moura, president Number of employees: 115NARRAGANSETT BAY INSURANCE CO. is dedicated...
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