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Ringling Bros. enhancing safety for aerial acts

PROVIDENCE – Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will implement safety enhancements in aerial acts to protect employees against injuries like those its...

Raimondo announces?Real Jobs RI program

PROVIDENCE – A new $1.3 million grant program will focus on employers' needs in cultivating a stronger workforce to jump-start the Rhode Island economy,...
THE GOVERNOR'S Workforce Board has put out a request for proposals for up to $2.3 million for Workforce Innovation Grants to support partnerships between employers and education and training providers.

RFPs issued for Workforce Innovation Grants

PROVIDENCE – The Governor’s Workforce Board has put out a request for proposals for up to $2.3 million for Workforce Innovation Grants to support...
AETNA BRIDGE Co. received a second place construction safety excellence award in the highway and transportation division by the Associated General Contractors of America.

Aetna Bridge Co. recognized for safety excellence

(Updated Tuesday 2:38 p.m.) WARWICK – Aetna Bridge Co. received a second place construction safety excellence award in the highway and transportation division by...
RHODE ISLAND'S JOBLESS RATE DROPPED to 6.5 percent in January. Estimated nonfarm employment totaled 481,700 in January, reflecting a gain of 6,600 jobs from January 2014. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

Jobless rate drops in January to 6.5%

PROVIDENCE - The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January dropped to 6.5 percent, three-tenths of a percentage point lower than December 2014, according to...
WOMEN & INFANTS HOSPITAL on Monday said it laid off 41 employees, and also reduced hours for six additional employees. / COURTESY WOMEN & INFANTS HOSPITAL

Women & Infants lays off 41 employees

PROVIDENCE – Women & Infants Hospital laid off 41 employees, and also reduced hours for six additional employees, as part of an effort to...

Raimondo launches tip line to report gender-based pay discrimination

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo launched the “RI Pay Equity Tip Line,” a telephone line allowing women and men to report employers who...

More Americans than forecast filed jobless claims last week

WASHINGTON - More Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, a sign of lingering holiday turnover.Jobless claims decreased by 10,000 to...
WITH MORE THAN 200 in attendance at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick, the two panels at PBN's inaugural Business Women Summit on Leadership & Entrepreneurship took on issues that included achieving success in a corporate environment as well as how to succeed at starting your own business. Ann-Marie Harrington, founder and CEO of Embolden, second from left, speaks to the second topic on a panel that includes, from left, Jessica Granatiero, owner and president of The Savory Grape and The Savory Affair, Robyn Smalletz, president and CEO of Gloria Duchin, and Susan Keller, managing director of LeveragedSolutions, a division of LGC&D. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

PBN summit features women business leaders

WARWICK - More than 200 women – and a handful of men – attended the PBN Summit on Women, Leadership & Entrepreneurship on Thursday,...

Construction company owner sentenced for filing false claims

PROVIDENCE – The owner of Alhambra Building Company has been sentenced to two years probation for failing to pay workers prevailing wages and filing...
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