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MICHELLE JOHNSON, a third grade ESL teacher at Providence's Mary E. Fogarty Elementary School, was named a 2018-2019 Milken Educator. / COURTESY MILKEN FAMILY FOUNDATION

Providence ESL teacher named 2018 Milken Educator

PROVIDENCE – In its 31st iteration of the Educator award, the Milken Family Foundation has awarded a $25,000 award to Michelle Johnson in recognition...

Learn as you go

Does your company offer on-the-job training? Yes: 100% No: 0%What qualities do you value most in a trained employee? (select any that apply) Strong problem-solving skills: 85.7% Leadership...
THE DEADLINE to apply for the 2018 PBN Diversity & Inclusion Awards is Oct. 17.

Application deadline for PBN Diversity & Inclusion Awards approaches

PROVIDENCE – The deadline for organizations to submit applications for the first ever PBN Diversity & Inclusion Awards is Oct. 17 at 5 p.m.Th...

Rhode Island restarts a manufacturing legacy

Rhode Island has been making things ever since Europeans arrived on the shores of Narragansett Bay. First it was boats, then textiles and finally...

Not my policy

Do you believe that, overall, Rhode Island’s public policies facilitate the efforts of small businesses in the state? No: 81.3% Yes: 18.7%Are you confident that state...

Raise the roof when asking for a raise

Pete walked into his boss’s office. “Ms. Smith, I’ll be straight with you. I know the economy isn’t great, but I have three companies...


Does your company conduct employee-performance reviews? Yes: 80% No: 20%Did you or your company have to demote an employee(s)? No: 53.3% Yes: 46.7%What were the reasons for the...

Female architects, engineers scarce in R.I.

Ocean State women are still struggling to make inroads in some traditionally male-dominated fields, including jobs that might not immediately come to mind, such...

Being prepared

Does your company hold emergency-preparedness drills? No: 66.7% Yes: 33.3%Does your company have written protocols in place for emergency readiness? Yes: 61.5% No: 38.5%Did your company recently have...
UNEMPLOYMENT IN Rhode Island declined 0.4 percentage points year over year and 0.1 percentage points month to month in August. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I. unemployment continues to decline in Aug., hits 4%

PROVIDENCE – After falling 0.1 percentage points month-to-month in August, the Rhode Island seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rested at 4.0 percent, per a report...
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