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Supreme Court halts COVID-19 vaccine rule for U.S. businesses, allows mandate...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has stopped a major push by the Biden administration to boost the nation's COVID-19 vaccination rate, a requirement...
Nina Pande founded Providence-based Skills for Rhode Island’s Future in 2016. The nonprofit is dedicated to closing the state’s workforce skills gap. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Hiring? Embrace the nontraditional

Nina Pande | Skills for Rhode Island’s Future executive director Diversity, inclusion and work-life balance are business-critical imperatives that will continue shaping hiring practices as...
UNEASY FEELING: While Therese Sloane, a store leader for Ocean State Job Lot in North Kingstown, has gotten several raises during her time there, she is seeing expenses such as gas and utilities increase. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Economic forecast: Inflation putting squeeze on companies, workers

Daniel Shedd has always made it a point to offer competitive wages to the workers of his Warren manufacturing company, but what he used...

The future of work is hybrid

COVID-19 has changed the way we work. Even before the pandemic, the U.S. workforce increasingly relied on remote collaboration technologies like videoconferencing. The global crisis...

Unemployment scams adding up in R.I.

Scam unemployment claims continue to cost Rhode Island, with more than $70.5 million in fraudulent payouts racked up since the start of the COVID-19...

Looking ahead

Are you optimistic that 2022 will be a good year for your company? Somewhat: 50% Yes: 25% Unsure: 25% No: 0% What growth is your company hoping for this...
THERE WERE 3,840 individuals in Rhode Island who filed for pandemic unemployment insurance assistance last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/LYNNE SLADKY

A record 4.5 million Americans quit their jobs in November

WASHINGTON (AP) – A record 4.5 million American workers quit their jobs in November, a sign of confidence and more evidence that the U.S....
A RECENT SURVEY conducted by global human resources firm Robert Half International Inc. found that 41% of respondents said they intended to look for a new job in the first half of 2022. / AP PHOTO/JENNY KANE

‘Great resignation’ to continue in 2022, and employers must respond

With staffing shortages pervasive across many industries, waves of workers are ready to jump to new jobs or even new careers in the new...

MHARI: State lacks diversity among mental health workers

PROVIDENCE – The Mental Health Association of Rhode Island on Thursday said the state needs a more diverse pool of behavioral health care workers...

Union: Greenleaf marijuana dispensary worker reinstated after claiming wrongful termination

PORTSMOUTH – A worker at the Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center who claims he was wrongfully terminated in June for his union organizing efforts has...

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