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Thanks to digital imaging, more work for construction projects can be done in house. In this case Arden Building pipefitter/welder Andy Guimond can weld and grind 30 of the 40 connections needed for this pipe at the company’s Pawtucket facility before taking the piece to the building site. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

As more construction jobs open, finding workers continues to be difficult

Still wanted: Quality-control personnel, estimators, project managers, welders and many others for construction companies in Rhode Island.There are simply not enough people to go...

Building the workforce

Has your company’s workforce increased over the last five years? Yes: 87.5% No: 12.5%What programs does your company use to find potential workers? (Select multiple) Other: 75% Local...
LEGAL ADVICE: Partridge, Snow & Hahn attorney Elizabeth Manchester chats with Sam Sylvester, vice president financial services at OceanPoint Insurance. Manchester was speaking at United Way about what nonprofits should do to ensure employees and employers don’t engage in harassment.
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MICHAEL SALERNO

Nonprofits need formal harassment policies

Nonprofit leaders are often so focused on the mission that they can overlook essential policies that underpin their business.Many nonprofit organizations lack the formal...

Being on schedule

What day of the week do your employees complete their work the most? Friday: 50% Monday: 16.7% Wednesday: 16.7% Thursday: 16.7% Tuesday: 0%What time of day do your employees...

A staffing agency built on trust


2019 PBN Fastest Growing Companies: | $5m - $25M 4. Available Staffing Network LLCCEO (or equivalent): Danilo Reyes, founder and president 2018 Revenue: $5,877,340 2016 Revenue: $4,031,590 Revenue...

Family is crucial in making Gem shine


2019 PBN Fastest Growing Companies: $25m - $75M 4. Gem Plumbing and Heating Services LLCCEO (or equivalent): Eddy Gemma, Larry Gemma and Leonard Gemma, presidents 2018...

For food importer, a natural focus

2019 PBN Fastest Growing Companies: | $5m - $25M 3. Belgravia Imports Inc.CEO (or equivalent): Mark Travers 2018 Revenue: $6,336,794 2016 Revenue: $4,119,380 Revenue growth: 53.8%MIDDLETOWN-BASED Belgravia...

PBN Fastest Growing & Innovative Companies Awards 2019 special section

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Luxury linens made close to home

2019 PBN Fastest Growing Companies: $25m - $75M 3. John Matouk & Co.CEO (or equivalent): George Matouk Jr. 2018 Revenue: $37,942,000 2016 Revenue: $29,325,000 Revenue growth: 29.4%JOHN MATOUK...
WORKFORCE TRAINING: Julian L. Alssid, Community College of Rhode Island’s vice president of workforce partnerships, observes an adult education math class. CCRI introduced workforce training in math several years ago, and is now doing the same for language with its “Spanish for Survivors” pilot course.
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Giving employers the skills to speak with their workers

The diversification of Rhode Island’s workforce has resulted in a frequent challenge for many employers. Workers may know enough English to perform their jobs,...
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