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LOVIN’ SUMMER: KPMG LLP employees enjoy a summer company outing in Providence. 


Best Places to Work 2024 Awards MIDSIZE COMPANIES #27. KPMG LLP Employees in R.I.: 97 CEO: Paul Knopp Questions answered by Don Zambarano, office managing partner What three words...
GETTING A BRIEFING: Dana Evans, left, lab director at Gannon & Scott Inc. in Cranston, discusses business with Chris Jones, the company president. Gannon & Scott is one of the Rhode Island firms that have been honored by the federal government for its hiring of military veterans. Jones also served in the R.I. Army National Guard.

These R.I. employers rallying the ex-troops

Gannon & Scott Inc. is a longtime Cranston-based company that specializes in recovering valuable metals from torpedo batteries, coatings used for stealth technology, and...

RICCA to retain employees under new management, despite 1K-plus layoff notices

PROVIDENCE – Despite the owner and operator of the R.I. Convention Center Authority venues filing a notice for more than 1,000 layoffs earlier this...
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Costs of workplace violence too high to ignore

Violence and harassment on the job are all too common. More than 1 in 5 workers worldwide have experienced it, according to the International...
THE 57-BED Elderwood at Riverside nursing home in East Providence closed in 2022, one of several homes that have shuttered since the COVID-19 pandemic began. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Nursing home law remains in limbo amid uncertainty about fixes

A law enacted three years ago intended to ensure quality care at Rhode Island nursing homes has yet to be enforced, and no one...

Membership on corporate boards is changing, but is it enough?

Through the decades, corporate boards have been mostly white and mostly male. That started changing in the early 1970s. Fueled by the historic gains of...
LABOR TALKS: Matthew Weldon, second from right, director of the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, speaks during a panel discussion at Providence Business News’ Workforce Development Summit in Providence on Feb. 15. Also on the panel are, from left, Lindsey Brickle, director of workforce and community partnerships at Polaris MEP; Julie Matthew, manufacturing director of Amgen Inc. in Rhode Island; Ara Millette, director of talent acquisition and workforce development at Lifespan Corp.; Nina Pande, executive director of Skills for Rhode Island’s Future; and Douglas Sherman, senior vice president and provost at the New England Institute of Technology. PBN Editor Michael Mello, standing at right, moderates. 

Panel: Adaptability is key in today’s job market

Though Rhode Island’s job numbers have largely rebounded to pre-COVID-19 levels, Matthew Weldon, director of the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, doesn’t exactly...

The cost of layoffs: Looking beyond pink slips

When economic adversity collides with a business plan, the response to the cost issues must be prompt – and it must be right. When...
LEGISLATION has been filed in both chambers of the General Assembly that would extend paid family leave from six to 12 weeks, but some business groups have raised concerns. PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. business groups worry about effects of extending paid family...

While there is widespread support for bills in the General Assembly that would double the amount of paid family leave offered in Rhode Island...
READY MODE: Kolby Gomes went through pipefitter training through the partnership program operated by General Dynamics Electric Boat and the Community College of Rhode Island as he prepares to start a career with the submarine builder. 

Class of their own: More employers partnering with local colleges

Although he had some experience working in construction, Kolby Gomes says learning the ins and outs of pipefitting was like studying a foreign language. But...
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