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Five Questions with Maribeth Calabro, Providence Teachers Union president

Maribeth Calabro | President, Providence Teachers Union 1. The Providence public schools are now under R.I. Department of Elementary and Secondary Education control. What...

There are plenty of jobs, but where are the wages?

The most disappointing feature of the most recent jobs report is that wages did not grow very much, even though the U.S. economy is...

New Year’s resolution

Does your company make a New Year’s resolution each year? No: 100% Yes: 0% When did this tradition begin? Our company does not make New Year’s resolutions: 100% This...

Office sports pool

Does your company allow office sports pools? Yes: 50% No: 50% Who operates the pool on a weekly basis? Upper management: 0% An employee or two: 33.4% An outside source:...
LEADERSHIP TEAM: From left, Colleen Wham, director of operations; registered nurse Michele Kratz, vice president of clinical services; and Erica Chase, senior care integration team lead, discuss blood pressure readings at Upward Health National in Providence. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Nursing just the start for Upward Health executive

Michele Kratz is a registered nurse at heart, but she’s done many things in her career that position her for success in her new...

Seeking outside assistance

How often have you employed an outside consultant to advise your company? On an annual basis: 54.6% Once in the last five years: 18.2% Only on rare...

Mass. minimum wage set to increase on New Year’s Day

BOSTON (AP) – Lower-paid workers in Massachusetts are looking forward to a small hike in the state's minimum wage, but not all businesses are...

As robots take over warehousing, workers pushed to adapt

NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP) – Robots haven't replaced warehouse workers yet, but they're here — and they need some human supervision. Doing your job side-by-side...

Police: Rhode Island man obtained gun 2 days before shooting

WESTERLY (AP) — The man who opened fire at an affordable housing complex, killing one woman and injuring two others, obtained the weapon used...

Community mourns victim of housing complex shooting

WESTERLY (AP) — Friends of a Rhode Island woman gunned down in a shooting at a housing complex that wounded two others remembered her...
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