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THE NON-SEASONALLY ADJUSTED unemployment rate in the Providence metro area decreased 0.1 percentage points year over year to 4.2 percent. / COURTESY U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

Providence metro Nov. unemployment ticks down while labor force grows

PROVIDENCE - The civilian labor force in the Providence metropolitan area grew year over year in November while the unemployment rate ticked down, according...
UWRI CEO Anthony Maione announced he will retire Dec. 31, 2018 capping 13 years with the organization and 35 heading nonprofit organizations./ PHOTO COURTESY UNITED WAY OF RHODE ISLAND

UWRI CEO Maione to retire at close of 2018

PROVIDENCE - After leading the organization for 13 years, United Way of Rhode Island CEO Anthony Maione announced Wednesday he plans to retire at...

Job creators: education, character key to R.I.’s future

With Rhode Island finally closing in on job levels in 2017 last seen before the Great Recession, PBN wanted to pick the brains of...
RHODE ISLAND HAD THE second highest unemployment rate in New England in November.

R.I. had 2nd highest unemployment in N.E. in Nov.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the second highest November seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in New England, according to data released by the U.S. Bureau...

R.I. unemployment rate increases 0.1% in November

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased by 0.1 percentage points from its October 2017 measurement to 4.3 percent in November 2017,...

Don’t delay Memorial closing

A lawsuit filed earlier this month by the United Nurses and Allied Professionals Local 5082 seeking a special master to oversee Care New England’s...

Stuart R. Benton has been CEO and president of Bradford Soap Works for a year and a half, following a stint as chief financial officer for more than five years. He started his career as a certified public accountant. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

A passionate approach yields results and no regrets

Stuart R. Benton | The Original Bradford Soap Works Inc. CEO and presidentI grew up in Bangor, Maine, where sports played a big part...
PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS hosted its first-ever Workforce Excellence, Diversity and Inclusion summit Thursday.

PBN hosts first Workforce Excellence, Diversity & Inclusion summit

WARWICK – Unconscious bias, strategic diversification to include people of color and women as well as the roots of diversity and inclusion from how...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO announced Monday that information technology giant Infosys has committed to creating a Design and Innovation Hub in Providence, with the expectation that the company will have 500 employees in the Ocean State by 2020. / PBN PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Infosys bringing 500 jobs to R.I.

Updated at Noon, Nov. 27PROVIDENCE – Infosys Ltd., the India-based technology services and consulting giant, with nearly 200,000 employees across the globe, is building...
A GOOD SALESMAN: Virgin Pulse’s decision to move its headquarters to Providence from Framingham, Mass., was instigated by Dr. Rajiv Kumar, who sold company executives on taking a look at the city to accommodate expansion plans.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Providence takes center stage in Virgin Pulse move and shines

In an interesting juxtaposition of Providence’s business past and future, Virgin Pulse CEO David Osborne took the opportunity of the Greater Providence Chamber of...
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