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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

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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....
COMMON THREADS: Longtime American Cord & Webbing Co. employees Joseph and Grace Fura monitor a weaving machine at the company’s facility in Woonsocket. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Close-knit workers are crucial to the fabric of American Cord

2019 PBN Business Excellence Awards EXCELLENCE AT A FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESS: American Cord & Webbing Co. FROM HEAT-RESISTANT PLASTIC BUCKLES for military equipment to backpacks and...

PBN Business Excellence Awards 2019 special section

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HIGHER LEARNING: From left, College Crusade of Rhode Island high school adviser Agi Kah and middle school advisers Manuela Garcia, Victor Martinez and Eric Rossi have a conversation at the organization’s Providence headquarters. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

College Crusade of Rhode Island enjoying a high degree of success

2019 PBN Business Excellence Awards EXCELLENCE AT A SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCY: The College Crusade of Rhode Island THE COLLEGE CRUSADE of Rhode Island recently finished...
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