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NATIONAL BIRTHS hit a 32-year low in 2018, according to preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Above,a map of 2018 birth rates by state. / BLOOMBERG NEWS

CDC report: 10.5K born in R.I. in 2018 as national births...

PROVIDENCE – There were 10,506 live births in Rhode Island in 2018, according to a preliminary report Wednesday from the Centers for Disease Control...

Wheeler to host school diversity conference April 27

PROVIDENCE – More than 200 educators, school leaders, alumni, trustees, parents and students from independent schools in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts will gather...
THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS Dartmouth School of Law has ranked among the top regional law schools in the East for black students, according to the Washington-based nonprofit group Lawyers of Color.

UMass Law ranks among best regional law schools in East for...

DARTMOUTH – The University of Massachusetts School of Law has ranked as one of the best regional law schools in East for black students,...
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. 
 / PBN PHOTO/
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...
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