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Eric Cormier

Employers need to focus on easing tension

After nearly 18 months of facing the COVID-19 pandemic head-on, the global population is weary and fatigued. However, as businesses and individuals come up...

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GET READY: ­Jessica Schachter Jewell, a labor and employment attorney in Nixon Peabody LLP’s Providence office, says all Rhode Island businesses should prepare for the new pay equity law before it goes into ­effect. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Under R.I. equity measure, firms may need wage audit

Rhode Island’s new pay equity law is still more than a year away from taking effect, but Ocean State businesses should be taking steps...
TRAINING HUB: Jennifer Menard, left, interim vice president of economic and business development at Bristol Community College, and Laura Douglas, college president, stand outside the future home of the school’s National Offshore Wind Institute on the New Bedford waterfront. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Unchartered training: How does region build workforce for new wind sector?

Toiling hundreds of feet above the open ocean, sometimes amid stormy weather and battering waves, technicians in the offshore wind industry need not only...
SUMMER SOCIAL: Wendy Kagan, left, executive vice president for employee and community engagement at BankNewport, was eager to return to a traditional work environment once pandemic-related restrictions eased. Employees Lesley Vogt-Behan and Paul Marchetti, right, enjoy pizza and salad during one of the company’s Pizza Wednesdays, which it implemented to entice workers to return to the office. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Home or office? Worker morale is in the balance

Free pizza for lunch may not outweigh the conveniences of working at home. But it can, perhaps, sweeten the deal for those reluctant to...

Teens come to the rescue in struggle to find help

The owners of restaurants, amusement parks and retail shops, many of them desperate for workers, are sounding an unusual note of gratitude this summer:...

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BLOUNT FINE FOODS CORP. CEO and President Todd Blount speaks with an employee at the company's Fall River facility. PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Clam cakes and chowder? Pulling out stops to attract workers

With the COVID-19 pandemic upending Rhode Island’s job market, employers are desperate to fill positions, utilizing creative tactics to draw new employees. Due to high...
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...

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