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After serving as national sales manager for National Marker Co., Michael J. Black bought the manufacturer of safety signs, tags and labels in 2012. And while he has increased innovation and production, he is very happy to invest in his people. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

An engaged, passionate workforce delivers results today and in the future

Michael J. Black | National Marker Co. owner and presidentIf I can point to one reason for the success of National Marker Co., it...

Raising minimum wage boosts economy

Increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour is one of the best things we can do to simultaneously help low-wage, working families and...
TEXTRON was the sole Rhode Island-headquartered employer to rank on the Forbes' 2018 Best Large Employer list this year at No. 495. Five midsize employers from Rhode Island also ranked this year. Above, a Citation Sovereign + from the Cessna branch of Textron Inc. / COURTESY TEXTRON AVIATION

R.I. businesses make 2018 Forbes Best Employers lists

PROVIDENCE – Five Rhode Island companies were named to the Forbes 2018 Best Midsize Employers list, while one Rhode Island employer made the top...
HUMANE RESOURCES: Lisa Abbott, senior vice president of human resources and community affairs, has been working to improve Lifespan’s investment in a happy, healthy workforce. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Abbott energizes Lifespan’s values-driven workforce

CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER, ENTERPRISE PRIVATE COMPANY | Lisa Abbott, Lifespan Corp.Since starting at Lifespan Corp. in 2016, New York native Lisa Abbott, senior...
GROWTH INDUSTRY: Joseph O’Connell, vice president of business development at AstroNova, meets with company managers, part of routine walks through the offices. From left, Steve Holbrook, quality assurance manager; O’Connell; Jennifer Pray, marketing communications manager; Mike Natalizia, chief technology officer and vice president of technology partner alliances; and Josh Dumont, plant manager. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

O’Connell shepherds AstroNova toward continued growth

CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER/BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER | Joseph O’Connell, AstroNova Inc.Since he joined AstroNova Inc. 22 years ago, Joseph O’Connell, vice president of business development,...

Make education a lifelong endeavor

The world’s rich countries face a looming challenge in education: Too many of their citizens lack the skills and credentials needed for the jobs...

Pay interns, corporate America

A piece of advice to companies hiring interns this summer: Pay them for their work. Some organizations don’t, claiming that the chance to learn...

Lost pay from snow shutdowns hurt hourly workers most

As pretty as it may be, snow falls heaviest on the poorest among us, at least in the workplace.The recent run of storm closings...
THE RHODE ISLAND TECHNOLOGY sector employed an estimated 35,300 workers in 2017 at an average wage of $85,880 per year. / COURTESY COMPTIA

Report: R.I. tech sector employs 6.3% of workforce, contributes $3.4B to...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked No. 23 among states for the highest number of tech workers as a portion of the total workforce at...
THE HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN named the Providence VA Medical Center Rhode Island's only Healthcare Equality Leader in its 2018 LGTBQ Healthcare Equality Index. Four Lifespan hospitals were also named Top Performers this year. / COURTESY HRC

Report: Providence VA Medical Center R.I.’s leader in LGBTQ health care...

PROVIDENCE – Providence VA Medical Center earned a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Healthcare Equality Index 2018, the only hospital in the...
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