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R.I. EXPANSION: Rohan Persaud, plant manager and executive director at Amgen Rhode Island, stands outside the company’s new next-generation biomanufacturing plant in West Greenwich. He is overseeing the startup and licensing of the facility.  / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Amgen’s new $200M next-gen biologic plant a first in U.S.

The cargo that arrived in 2019 at the Port of Davisville in North Kingstown from overseas was something that had never been shipped to...
PIECING IT TOGETHER: Aetna Bridge Co. ironworker Lisa Silvio helps install bolts on a bridge under construction above the Route 6-10 connector in Providence.  / COURTESY LISA SILVIO

R.I. tradeswomen look to build their numbers

Darche Hood went to college to earn a degree in finance. But now the numbers she’s calculating are from a measuring tape stretched between wall...
HUGH CLEMENTS, chief of the Providence Police Department, recently received the Sister Ann Keefe Award from the Nonviolence Institute. The award is given to an individual who supports and fosters nonviolence in the community. The mission of the Providence-based nonprofit is to teach the principles and practices of nonviolence. Clements was appointed to the Providence Police Department on May 5, 1985, as a night patrol officer in the uniform division.

Clements receives Sister Ann Keefe Award from Nonviolence Institute

What was your reaction to being selected as the recipient of this year’s Sister Ann Keefe Award? I had known and worked alongside of Sister...
AN INCLUSIVE GROUP: Panelists take part in the virtual Diversity & Inclusion Summit on Dec. 10. Clockwise from top left are Kevin Matta, director of client engagement and inclusion for Advancing Workplace Excellence; Kevin Nerney, executive director of the Rhode Island Developmental Disabilities Council; Lisa Ranglin, founder, CEO and president of the Rhode Island Black Business Association; Neil D. Steinberg, CEO and president of the Rhode Island Foundation; and Steve Sublett, senior vice president of CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services Inc.

Summit panel: Diversity, inclusion efforts have been lacking

Progress toward more diversity and inclusion in the workplace has been slow in Rhode Island, with more of it confined to plans on paper...
YOUTH MOVEMENT: Jamie Sanford is one of the youngest nursing home administrators in the state. She’s 37. Most other administrators are nearing retirement age, and the industry is concerned about finding future staffers.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Nursing homes struggle to fill staffing positions

While attending a nursing home industry event more than a year ago, Jamie Sanford came to a startling realization: Sanford, 37, was the youngest...

Amid pandemic, can we find more nurses?

With a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases this fall and hospitals nearing capacity, health care workers nationwide are scrambling to save lives – at...

Tik Tok is upending workplace policies

As the Thanksgiving holiday was winding down, a medical center in Salem, Ore., found itself in the middle of a frothing social media mess....
Peter George

This soft skill deserves much credit

Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, and Richard Branson each point to public speaking as the most valuable business skill for building a career. Going even...
ALAN ROSENBERG, Executive editor of The Providence Journal, will retire effective Dec. 1. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES

Providence Journal Executive Editor Rosenberg to retire Dec. 1

PROVIDENCE – Alan Rosenberg, executive editor of The Providence Journal, will retire effective Dec. 1, The Providence Journal reported on Friday. Rosenberg worked for the...
OUTLIER: Engineering is traditionally male-dominated, but not at Warwick’s Steere Engineering Inc. Owner Patricia Steele says about half of her 25 employees are women.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

State needs women back in workforce to fuel recovery

It’s no secret that COVID-19’s health and economic effects have been disturbingly disproportionate, devastating some minority groups and industries much worse than others. It is...

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