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ANN C. ASSUMPICO, the 13th superintendent of the R.I. State Police has released a report designed to help the force improve its recruiting activities, specifically as they pertain to the diversity of RISP officers. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND STATE POLICE

RISP releases report on how to diversify force

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. State Police released a report on Tuesday that highlighted the need to increase diversity in the force and made recommendations...
FOURTEEN PERCENT of the ownership of Custom Coffee Company in Middletown has been transferred to employees as of Thursday. / COURTESY BOB MASTIN

Middletown coffeehouse sells shares to employees

MIDDLETOWN - After one year, 14 percent of the ownership of Middletown-based Custom Coffee Co. has transitioned to 14 of its 21 part-time and...
R.I. TREASURER SETH MAGAZINER announced that the Rhode Island pension fund earned $1.09 billion in 2017. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. pension fund earned $1.09 billion in 2017

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s pension fund earned more than $1.09 billion in 2017, ending the year with a value of $8.4 billion, R.I. Treasurer...
THE RHODE ISLAND UNEMPLOYMENT rate was the second highest in New England in December. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

BLS: R.I. Dec. unemployment rate 2nd highest in N.E.

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island unemployment rate was the second highest in New England in December at 4.4 percent, according to Bureau of Labor...

Progress has been made, more needed

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s Jan. 16 State of the State address was a chance to tout the advances made in the first three years...

Big U.S. banks slashed 8,000 more jobs before tax-cut windfall

SEATTLE – America’s biggest banks just spent a week regaling shareholders about brighter days ahead, when tax cuts add billions of dollars to the...
BRADFORD S. DEAN has been promoted to CEO and Joseph Iovini to President of Dean Warehouse Services, Inc. They are shown here, with company founder Bradford A. Dean, at the Warwick warehouse. From left, Joseph Iovini, president, Brad A. Dean, founder, and Brad S. Dean, CEO./ PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Bradford S. Dean named CEO of Dean Warehouse Services Inc.

CUMBERLAND – Bradford S. Dean has been appointed CEO of Dean Warehouse Services Inc., the company’s founder announced Friday.Joseph R. Iovini, the former executive...
ENLISTED MILITARY PERSONNEL was ranked the most stressful job in the U.S. for 2018. BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/SEONGJOON CHO

Report: Most stressful jobs in U.S. are military, public safety officials

PROVIDENCE – Enlisted military personnel ranked No. 1 for most stressful job, according to CareerCast.com’s list of The Most Stressful Jobs of 2018.According to...
RHODE ISLAND GOVENRMENT remains smaller than most states but its compensation is dominated by benefit pay. / COURTESY KPD

R.I. government employment remains smaller than most of U.S.; compensation dominated...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island was the sixth-least productive government workforce in the United States when comparing government and national employment and compensation numbers in...
THE NEWPORT RESTORATION FOUNDATION named Mark Thompson as its newest executive director. Thompson comes to Newport via previous work in Maryland. / COURTESY NRF

Thompson named new NRF executive director

NEWPORT - Mark Thompson has been named the new executive director of the Newport Restoration Foundation, the organization announced Wednesday.“Thompson epitomizes the personal and...
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