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SEEKING CLIENTS: Robert Wheeler, co-owner of Friends of Toto Inc., a dog day care and grooming business in Pawtucket, spent $400,000 to double his business space to accommodate growing customer demand but now he must find additional customers to cover the construction costs of expansion.
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Preppin’ for RECESSION. PBN survey: Talk of a coming downturn is...

If and when the country will slip into a recession depends on who you ask, but the gloom is already settling over Rhode Island...

What’s a ‘gig’? In this economy, it’s crucial to know

The “gig” economy has captured the attention of technology futurists, journalists, academics and policymakers. “Future of work” discussions tend toward two extremes: breathless excitement at...
RECRUITING ­ASSISTANCE: Dawn Apajee, right, owner of staff recruiting agency City Personnel Inc., works with senior recruiter Megan Atkins at her office in Providence.
PBN PHOTO/­ELIZABETH GRAHAM

A tireless matchmaker in temp job market

If life imitates art, Dawn Apajee can offer proof in something she read: think like an immigrant. “It resonates with me and sums up...
Annemarie Brisson

Brisson appointed associate publisher of PBN

Providence Business News President and Publisher Roger Bergenheim has promoted Director of Sales and Marketing Annemarie Brisson to the position of associate publisher overseeing...
Patricia Raskin

Older workers are extending their prime time

It’s true that COVID-19 has fundamentally changed our lives and workplaces in the past 2½ years and the percentage of older people remaining at...

Caregivers at Women & Infants hold vigil to honor patients and...

PROVIDENCE – Front-line caregivers at Women & Infants Hospital gathered recently to hold a candlelight vigil to honor patients and caregivers amid an ongoing...
BUTLER HOSPITAL in Providence was one of the places where health care workers conducted  informational picketing recently because of what they say is subpar working conditions, which includes understaffing. COURTESY BUTLER HOSPITAL

Labor unrest simmers at hospitals

Health care workers across the state are grappling with a mix of low pay and poor working conditions that is driving colleagues away from...

Has Musk broken labor laws at Twitter?

About a week after Elon Musk assumed control of Twitter on Oct. 28, the company stirred up a storm of controversy by abruptly firing...
PRIME OPPORTUNITY: Amy Kacerik, dean of enrollment management at the Community College of Rhode Island, says few Amazon.com Inc. employees have enrolled using the tuition program called Career Choice, but that may change when the Amazon warehouse opens in Johnston next year, which will employ 1,500 people. 
PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Tuition program puts new spin on incentive

Cecilia Guante didn’t plan on stopping her schooling after she finished her associate degree. But she ran out of money and had to shelve her...
Joshua A. Hawks-Ladds

How to effectively use noncompetes in a tight labor market

With so much movement in the job market lately, efforts to enforce noncompete agreements have dramatically increased. It is important for employers to make sure...
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