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Savoy Bookshop & Café employees unionize

WESTERLY – Employees at Savoy Bookshop & Café unionized Monday, with workers and ownership reaching a voluntary recognition agreement. Employees at the 10 Canal St....
BUTLER HOSPITAL in Providence was one of the places where health care workers conducted  informational picketing recently because of what they say is subpar working conditions, which includes understaffing. COURTESY BUTLER HOSPITAL

Labor unrest simmers at hospitals

Health care workers across the state are grappling with a mix of low pay and poor working conditions that is driving colleagues away from...

Has Musk broken labor laws at Twitter?

About a week after Elon Musk assumed control of Twitter on Oct. 28, the company stirred up a storm of controversy by abruptly firing...

Helping the community

Does your business participate in philanthropic initiatives? Yes: 100% No: 0% How many organizations does your company donate time or resources to? More than 5: 86% 3-5: 14% 1-3: 0% What...

Mother Earth Wellness set to begin cannabis sales in Pawtucket

PAWTUCKET – On Wednesday dozens of employees of what will be the state’s largest retail marijuana center were still putting the final touches inside...

Second Providence Snapchef location to lead regional training efforts

PROVIDENCE – A new Snapchef center on Weybosset Street will serve as the company’s primary New England training hub, as the company experiences record...
CHALLENGES REMAIN: Melissa Husband, second from left, chief of staff at Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island, discusses some of the difficulties the health care industry is experiencing. Also on the panel at the Providence Business News Fall 2022 Health Care Summit on Oct. 27 are, from left, Dr. Sri Adusumalli, senior medical director for Enterprise Virtual Care for CVS Health Corp.; Corey McCarty, senior vice president and general manager of Commonwealth Care Alliance Rhode Island; and Dr. Thomas Meehan, program director of the physician assistant studies program at Johnson & Wales University. 
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PBN health care panel: Plenty of obstacles to getting access to...

Socioeconomic barriers and workforce shortages are preventing many Rhode Islanders from accessing health care, creating obstacles that particularly affect communities of color. Panelists at the...

Team building

Does your company host team-building events? Yes: 100% No: 0% What kind of events do you typically hold? (Select multiple) Fun activity outings: 75% Dinner events: 50% Other: 25% Attending live...
PRIME OPPORTUNITY: Amy Kacerik, dean of enrollment management at the Community College of Rhode Island, says few Amazon.com Inc. employees have enrolled using the tuition program called Career Choice, but that may change when the Amazon warehouse opens in Johnston next year, which will employ 1,500 people. 
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Tuition program puts new spin on incentive

Cecilia Guante didn’t plan on stopping her schooling after she finished her associate degree. But she ran out of money and had to shelve her...
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How to effectively use noncompetes in a tight labor market

With so much movement in the job market lately, efforts to enforce noncompete agreements have dramatically increased. It is important for employers to make sure...
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