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CAREER PATH: Christopher L. Calderon, left, and Edwin A. Montas, project engineers at Gilbane Building Co., benefited from an early introduction to construction. Calderon, who remembers being treated to pizza parties with elementary school classmates at the company’s corporate office as recognition for good grades, said giving young people a chance to look beyond the careers of their parents is important. 
 / PBN PHOTO/MARK S. MURPHY

PBN on WJAR-TV, Nov. 5, 2018

White men still dominate construction, though some companies are committed to changing that.Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s...
RECOGNIZING ­OPPORTUNITY: ­Gilbane Building Co. Vice President and Rhode Island business unit leader John Sinnott is flanked by Christopher L. Calderon, left, and Edwin A. Montas at the company’s Providence headquarters, where Sinnott oversees much of the local recruitment efforts to better match the company’s workforce with the local community. 
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MARK S. MURPHY

In an industry coming up short on workers, opportunities await

The construction industry (along with many other sectors of the region’s economy) is falling short of filling job openings. Some firms find themselves turning...
THE PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS Summit and Awards Program on Diversity & Inclusion will be held at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick on Dec. 5. The event will be the newspaper's first awards ceremony devoted to the topic.

Burrell leads honorees in PBN’s first Diversity & Inclusion Awards

PROVIDENCE – Providence Business News has announced seven organizations and one individual winner in its new Diversity & Inclusion Awards program, who will be...
DRONE HOME: Phuntsho Norbu, right, a senior majoring in computer science and math-economics, and Christian Joachim, a senior majoring in computer science, build a racing drone in Wheaton College’s award-winning Maker’s Space. 
 / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SALERNO

Wheaton College melds rigorous study, real-world experience

Innovative Companies | EducationThings that set Wheaton College in Norton apart from its competitors in the private, liberal arts, higher education marketplace are its...

Unbiased

Does your company have policies in place promoting diversity and an anti-bias work environment? Yes: 87.5% No: 12.5%Has your company become more diversified recently? Yes: 75% No: 25%Has...
THE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE Greenhouse has released its 2017 Impact Report.

SEG reports $57K net income in 2017 in latest impact report

PROVIDENCE – In the Social Enterprise Greenhouse’s 2017 Impact Report, the organization reported net income of $56,700, a $69,297 year-over-year decline from the $125,997...
LONGTIME TRAINER: Judy Kaye, owner of Providence-based Kaye Training & Consulting, has been working as a consultant with small and large employers, as well as individuals, on diversity and racial-bias training for 25 years.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Anti-bias training widespread in R.I.

Even before Starbucks closed its doors May 29 for an afternoon of mandatory racial-diversity training for all employees, many small-business owners and human resources...
ANN C. ASSUMPICO, the 13th superintendent of the R.I. State Police has released a report designed to help the force improve its recruiting activities, specifically as they pertain to the diversity of RISP officers. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND STATE POLICE

RISP releases report on how to diversify force

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. State Police released a report on Tuesday that highlighted the need to increase diversity in the force and made recommendations...
PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS hosted its first-ever Workforce Excellence, Diversity and Inclusion summit Thursday.

PBN hosts first Workforce Excellence, Diversity & Inclusion summit

WARWICK – Unconscious bias, strategic diversification to include people of color and women as well as the roots of diversity and inclusion from how...
DIVERSE OPPORTUNITY: At center, Lauriza Monegro-Ramirez, community care coordinator at Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island, meets with the group at the company’s Smithfield office. To her right is Shalini Singh, manager of financial data and analysis. In the foreground, at left, is Nihdi Patel, senior health care data analyst. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELY

Neighborhood Health Plan of R.I. fosters employees’ multicultural literacy

Excellence in Diversity | Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode IslandProviding extensive diversity efforts at Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island is good customer service...
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