PROVIDENCE OFFERS AMONG the highest number of jobs in the top 10 "flexible" career fields, said Thursday. Above, Corrie MacDonald, a librarian at the Cranston Public Library on Sockanossett Cross Road, helps Meury Inirio (seated) search for a job. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVID LEVESQUE

Job-hunt site names Providence among top cities for flexible jobs

BOULDER, Colo. – Providence is among seven U.S. cities hiring aggressively in the top 10 most desirable “flexible” career fields, reported Thursday. Joining the...
THE GOVERNOR'S WORKFORCE BOARD has released its next round of funding for 'incumbant worker training,' for companies to improve the productivity of their current workforce as well as position themselves to respond more effectively to changing market conditions. / PBN FILE PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Workforce Board releases another $700K for worker re-training

PROVIDENCE – The Governor’s Workforce Board has made available $700,000 to Rhode Island businesses for “incumbent worker training.” All Ocean State for-profit or nonprofit...

Renaissance Providence Hotel faces $8K OSHA fine

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island division of the Occupational Safety & Health Administration has proposed fining the Renaissance Providence Hotel $8,000 for alleged exposure...
ACCORDING TO A new study by XpertHR, Rhode Island and Massachusetts are among the top 10 states with a progressive and friendly work environment for LGBT individuals. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

R.I., Mass. among top 10 LGBT employment-friendly states

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island and Massachusetts rank among the best places for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals to work, according to a new...

NUWC’s Blackburn, Medeiros earn defense industry honors

PROVIDENCE – William Blackburn and David Medeiros, employees at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, have been selected to receive the National Defense...
WORKERS' COMPENSATION BENEFITS rose in Rhode Island but fell in Massachusetts from 2010 to 2011. / COURTESY NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SOCIAL INSURANCE

Workers’ compensation benefits rise in R.I., fall in Mass.

WASHINGTON – Benefits paid for workers’ compensation increased in Rhode Island and much of the nation, but fell in Massachusetts in 2011, according to...
TO THE POINT: GTECH Senior Director of Corporate Communications Angela Geryak Wiczek delivers the company’s messages clearly, a habit she learned from years as a journalist. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

GTECH communicator pitches clear connections

The broadcast-news business in four states helped Angela Geryak Wiczek earn her chops in communications before it lost her in 1999 to the staff...
SEVENTY-FIVE Rhode Island companies were honored at the 19th annual Worksite Health Awards, presented by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce. / COURTESY BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD OF RHODE ISLAND

75 honored in Worksite Health awards

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce have recognized 75 companies from across the...
SENESCO MARINE LLC is one of 20 Rhode Island companies to receive a total of $60,000 in 'Express Grants' from the Governor's Workforce Board. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN McDONALD

GWB awards R.I. firms $60K in skills-training grants

PROVIDENCE – The Governor’s Workforce Board announced Monday that it has awarded more than $60,000 in “Express Grants” to 20 local firms. The strategic...
THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND campus is under lockdown as police investigate the report of a gunman. / COURTESY THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

Non-negotiable furloughs increase turnover, hurt firms, says URI

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The survey responses of about 200 furloughed state employees, who were denied input in managing their time off showed higher emotional...

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