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HELPING HAND: John Schreiber is one of about 50 travel nurses who have been hired temporarily to fill open positions at Kent County Memorial Hospital in Warwick. The use of travel nurses at hospitals has increased because of a labor shortage. / COURTESY CARE NEW ENGLAND HEALTH SYSTEM/RYAN PICKERING

Hospitals find good, bad in hiring travel nurses

For most hospitals, employing travel nurses isn’t new: before the COVID-19 pandemic, Kent County Memorial Hospital in Warwick typically had eight to 10 travel...

Paid family leave equals happiness

The U.S. remains the only advanced economy without federal paid leave, despite overwhelming support for this benefit. Employers are free to provide this benefit at...

Suddenly, the new U.S. union movement

In a result that could reverberate across the U.S., the independent Amazon Labor Union – first formed in 2020 by Chris Smalls, an Amazon.com...

Can a company have too much talent?

In 2014, journalist Matt Taibbi resigned from First Look Media, at the time a fledgling news organization only 10 months old. According to news...

R.I. State Police Col. James Manni hired as South Kingstown town...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – R.I. State Police Col. James M. Manni is returning to municipal government as a town manager once again. After serving for three...
ROMELL TAYLOR, a registered nurse who has worked at The Miriam Hospital for nearly 24 years, is featured in a new video advertising employment at Lifespan Corp. as the company seeks to fill 2,300 open positions. / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP.

With 2,300 openings, Lifespan turns to employees for help with recruitment

PROVIDENCE – A 30-second video shows registered nurse Romell Taylor as she walks the halls of the medical surgery oncology unit at The Miriam...

Paylocity CEO Steve Beauchamp to share ways to create a thriving...

Paylocity CEO Steve Beauchamp will discuss how to excel in customer service, sales and product development in the March 9 episode of the 21st...

R.I. unemployment rate 3rd-highest in New England in 2021

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the third-highest unemployment rate in New England in 2021 at 5.6%, according to data released by the U.S. Bureau...

Pinto named Providence’s 1st director of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza Wednesday named Silas Pinto as the city’s first director of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Pinto previously served as...

Report: Nearly 10% of Rhode Island’s employers misclassify workers

PROVIDENCE – Misclassification of workers as independent contractors is a growing problem in the Ocean State, with nearly 10% of Rhode Island employers doing...

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