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THE PROVIDENCE-BASED Care New England Health System and Lifespan Corp. hospital system both announced vaccine mandates for employees starting September 2021. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF MEDICINE VIA AP

Lifespan, CNE announce COVID-19 vaccine mandates for employees, volunteers

PROVIDENCE – The state's two largest hospital systems on Tuesday said that they will soon be mandating thousands of employees to get a COVID-19...
WORK SITE: Amy Grzybowski, future director of a planned higher education center in northern Rhode ­Island, visits the building in downtown Woonsocket that will be converted into the center by late 2021 or early 2022. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Downtown Woonsocket getting a higher ed boost

The workforce in southern Rhode Island got a helping hand in getting crucial training when the state opened the Westerly Education Center four years...
THE COMEBACK: Jennifer Vinalon returned to the classroom at the University of Rhode Island’s Providence campus 10 years after she stopped pursuing a bachelor’s degree. She graduated in the spring and was a commencement speaker. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Some colleges focus on persuading older students to finish what they...

Graduating college is a milestone for many, perhaps more so in a pandemic. For Jennifer Vinalon, the diploma holds even more significance. Vinalon, 37, earned...
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Memorizing presentations can lead to trouble

I cannot count how many times I have been asked, “Am I supposed to memorize my presentation?” My standard – and slightly confusing – answer...

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Governor’s panel tackles workforce issues

PROVIDENCE – Issues associated with Rhode Island's workforce were discussed during Gov. Daniel J. McKee's weekly R.I. 2030: Community Conversations event on Thursday. A panel...
A PATIENT HOST: Erin Umbdenstock held out hope she’d get her job back when she was laid off from the Providence Marriott Downtown when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. It turned out better than that for her. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Hospitality’s headache: How to attract, keep workers 

Erin Umbdenstock spent her four-month stint of unemployment trying to keep busy. She cooked and cleaned her Coventry apartment and took up several new hobbies....
STATE LEADERS issued a joint statement Friday saying that the General Assembly will convene in a special session in November to consider the Fiscal Year 2021 state budget. They also said they will consider a special election for bond initiatives following the session. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES

R.I. Senate passes pay equity bill

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Senate on Thursday approved legislation mandating equal pay for women and minorities by a vote of 33-4, with one member...

Health woes from pandemic-related job losses?

Being out of work isn’t just bad for your finances: It’s bad for your health. Losing a job can cause depression, anxiety and other...

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