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SPECIAL DELIVERY: Perella’s Ristorante chef-owner Lou Perella not only cooks the food but is now delivering it, here to CJ Audet-Kelly. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

How much has your job or business changed in response to...

Tens of thousands of Rhode Islanders have been suddenly forced out of the workforce, due largely to government restrictions on businesses and the size...
BOOKS TO GO: Jennifer Kandarian, manager of Books on the Square in Providence, has opened a drive-up book drop at the back door for elderly patrons and others too nervous to walk inside the store during the COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Coronavirus pandemic deals sudden, crushing blow to R.I. businesses

Like many small businesses, Books on the Square has a manager who keeps a close eye on numbers and trends. More than three weeks...
Keith Hovan. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Five Questions With: Keith Hovan, CEO and president, Southcoast Health System...

Keith Hovan | CEO and president, Southcoast Health System Inc. 1. What measures are being taken by Southcoast Health to address the COVID-19 pandemic?...
Bruce Newbury

Restaurants finding takeout, delivery have their frustrations

“Please tip for takeout.” That plea from a high school senior who has worked in food service for two years at a neighborhood restaurant sums...
IDLE EQUIPMENT: Joan Sousa, XRA Medical Imaging director of operations, stands near one of the imaging machines at the company’s Cranston location. XRA Medical Imaging has seen a big decline in patient volume, which has led to layoffs. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Once healthy R.I. companies suddenly facing painful choices

On March 13, XRA Medical Imaging was recruiting radiologists, secretaries and technicians to fill job openings at its Rhode Island locations. Seven days later, things...

Managing the pandemic

Does your company allow its employees to work remotely? Yes: 100% No: 0% What percentage of your employees are working from home during the height of the...
CVS HEALTH announced plans to fill 50,000 full-time, part-time and temporary roles amid the COVID-19 pandemic. / AP FILE PHOTO/CAROLYN KASTER

CVS plans to hire 50K, add benefits for employees during COVID-19...

WOONSOCKET – CVS Health Corp. plans to hire 50,000 full-time, part-time and temporary employees in the United States in response to the COVID-19 pandemic,...
INCREASED DEMAND: Tony Folco is a sales manager at information-technology service company IT Support RI, which is now handling increased demand from clients who are taking their businesses remote. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

IT companies scramble to get virtual workplaces installed for clients

As companies across the state transition to remote work, information-technology service firms have been getting slammed with requests to set up the software, security...

Special mindset needed to work from home

Work-from-home mandates abound right now for office-based professionals in light of worldwide attempts to minimize germs and the impact of the coronavirus. Even in...

When to upgrade?

How often does your company upgrade its information-technology software and/or systems? It seems like we are constantly upgrading our technology: 50% About once a year: 13% About...

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