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UP CLOSE AND PERSONNEL: Alex Hughes, founder and president of Reigning Love Staffing Agency, says the agency is trying to meet the needs of the Woonsocket area. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Woonsocket-based staffing agency’s focus is hyperlocal

By the end of its third day in business in mid-October, more than 20 people had come into Reigning Love Staffing Agency to ask...
DIVERSE DISCUSSION: Panelists discuss the evolution of diversity and inclusion initiatives in the workplace at Providence Business News’ Diversity & Inclusion Summit & Awards Program at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick in Warwick on Dec. 5. From left: moderator PBN Editor Michael Mello, Guillaume Bagal, Marianne Monte, Kim Lee and Nirva LaFortune. / PBN PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

PBN panelists: Companies need top-level commitment to break diversity, inclusion barriers

As the workforce in contemporary America changes rapidly, diversity and inclusion initiatives have taken on new dimensions, and more significance. Now they mean more than...

This is the skill employers desire most

The job world is changing so rapidly it’s next to impossible to know what to do even in the short term to get ahead,...

Flexible work hours could widen income gap

Companies from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to Monsanto Co. have gotten serious about making work more flexible. Thanks to apps and gadgets, you can...
U.S. NONFARM PAYROLL employment increased 266,000 in November. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEENAH MOON

U.S. Jobs Trounce Forecasts With 266,000 Gain; Wages Heat Up

U.S. job gains roared back in November as unemployment matched a half-century low and wages topped estimates, giving the Federal Reserve more reason to...

PBN Diversity & Inclusion Awards 2019 special section

>> Click here to view the 2019 Diversity & Inclusion Awards Special Section
SIX ORGANIZATIONS and one individual were honored at the PBN Diversity & Inclusion Summit & Awards Program in Warwick on Thursday. The program included a panel discussion on diversity and inclusion in the workplace. / PBN PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

PBN summit: Diversity, inclusion go far beyond hiring practices

WARWICK – In the business world, diversity and inclusion mean more than simply hiring more people of color and women. It’s about creating pathways...

Line between work, life blurs in digital age

Green. Green. Green. Red! Red! Red! If you remember the days of the Blackberry smartphone, you remember its blinking green and red light. Green meant...

Want to save the middle class? Rework unions

If the U.S. is going to make a big dent in income inequality and raise living standards for the middle class, it’s going to...

Long work hours a waste of time

In the sitcom “The Office,” a bumbling manager spends much of his time distracting the hapless employees of a paper company’s local sales branch....
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