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OPIOID SEMINAR: A seminar on identifying risk factors and how to respond to an opioid overdose within the workplace will be held at the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce in Lincoln on Jan. 29.
 / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DHIRAJ SINGH

Editor’s Choice: NRI Chamber to hold seminar on opioid crisis

EDITOR’S CHOICE NRI Chamber hosts opioid seminar THE NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND Chamber of Commerce will hold a seminar on identifying risk factors and how...
A TOTAL OF 13 online programs from five local colleges and universities appeared on the 2019 U.S. News and World Report Best Online Program ranking released earlier this week. / COURTESY U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT

Regional schools gain more recognition in latest U.S. News online program...

PROVIDENCE – More southeastern New England schools’ online degree programs were highlighted in the 2019 U.S. News and World Report Best Online programs report...
RHODE ISLAND now has a statewide Foreign Trade Zone designation under a U.S. Department of Commerce-approved alternate site framework. Above, one of the three designated Foreign Trade Zones, ProvPort. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. is a statewide foreign trade zone and Commerce RI is...

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island’s application to expand its foreign trade zone to encompass the entire state was approved in September, and soon, the R.I....
GROWING SECTOR: Lori Mayer, left, a veteran pediatric intensive care nurse at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, speaks with Abigail King, another PICU nurse. The state is projected to add 860 registered nurse jobs by 2026, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training.
 / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP.

Job growth in R.I. is expected to come at the top...

If you don’t catch on at the top of Rhode Island’s labor market, you may slip all the way to the bottom.That’s because the...
THE CHRONICLE of Higher Education has released new information on the compensation of more than 1,400 private school chief executives across the nation in 2016. / COURTESY CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Paxson, Bowen, Machtley remain top 3 highest-paid R.I. school chief executives...

PROVIDENCE – Each of the top three 2016 highest-paid Rhode Island private school executives were compensated more than $800,000 that year, with the highest...

Elorza signs sister-city agreement between Providence and Zhuhai, China

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza joined city officials, Bryant University President Ronald K. Machtley and a delegation from Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, People’s Republic...
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Keith A. Hovan, president and CEO of Southcoast Health System, will be the keynote speaker at the SouthCoast Chamber of Commerce’s annual breakfast meeting on Nov. 14 at Century House in Acushnet.
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Editor’s Choice

EDITOR’S CHOICE Hovan to speak at annual Chamber breakfast meeting THE SOUTHCOAST CHAMBER of Commerce will hold its 132nd annual Business Meeting, which will...

New documentary looks back at R.I. credit union crisis

SMITHFIELD – A new documentary about the Rhode Island credit union crisis in 1991 is slated to premier Nov. 13 at Bryant University.The film,...

Swim Across America raises $227K for Women & Infants Hospital

PROVIDENCE – Upward of 650 swimmers of all ages and skill levels partook in the ninth annual local iteration of the Swim Across America...
Calculating rising demand Continuing a national trend that started at the turn of the century, demand for accountants in Rhode Island has risen over recent years by a significant amount, with growth expected to continue in the coming decade. Driven by retiring baby boomers, as well as an organic industry demand and people changing career paths, the state has seen increased enrollment in accounting education programs and faculty growth at the undergraduate and graduate level.*The 2016-2026 report used a new methodology developed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics that the DLT says more accurately measures the movement of workers who jump from industry to industry without leaving the workforce, thus creating a potentially much larger demand for workers in any one discipline. / Source: R.I. Department of Labor and Training

Can colleges help fill projected job openings?

Job-prediction reports published by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training consistently reflect an increasing call for accountants in the state.In October, the state...
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