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ON THE LOOKOUT: Melissa Shaw, owner of Shaw Search Partners LLC, says she has recruited and placed more than 150 candidates for her corporate clients since starting the business. / COURTESY HEIDI HOPE PHOTOGRAPHY

As corporate matchmaker her talent is on display

PBN 2021 Business Women Awards Professional Services Woman to Watch: Melissa Shaw, Shaw Search Partners LLC Melissa Shaw describes her recruitment consulting business, Shaw Search...
HUNGRY FOR HELP: Anthony Tarro, co-owner of Siena restaurant, says the business has struggled to find workers recently. In the background, sous chef Michael Lynch assists Tarro in the kitchen of Siena’s East Greenwich location. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Eateries look for recipe to solve staff shortage

While many iconic restaurants on Providence’s Federal Hill are starting to see a revival, the lights at Siena on Atwells Avenue remain off, tables...
ON DUTY: Server Lauren Withers delivers food to a table at Sardella’s Italian Ristorante in Newport. Owner Richard Sardella believes his 41 years in the restaurant industry has been an advantage in retaining employees because they’ve been with him for so long. / COURTESY SARDELLA’S ITALIAN RISTORANTE

Restaurant recovery is hitting a few obstacles

The restaurant jobs picture, like that in other industries, is proving to be a challenge to business owners as summer and our post-pandemic recovery...

R.I. unemployment rate rises to 8.1% in December

PROVIDENCE – The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in December was 8.1%, an increase from 7.3% in November, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training...

U.S. loses 140,000 jobs, first monthly loss since spring

WASHINGTON (AP) – United States employers shed jobs last month for the first time since April, cutting 140,00 positions, clear evidence that the economy...
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Dining Out: A few restaurant myths need dispelling

The expression “old wives’ tale” is almost as politically incorrect these days as – well, what expression isn’t these days? Nonetheless, they are as...

Certain policies can bolster happiness in a crisis

Losing one’s job undoubtedly makes someone less happy, a feeling tens of millions of people around the world are experiencing right now, even as...
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Q&A: Aaron J. Horowitz

Aaron J. Horowitz | Sproutel Inc. CEO and co-founder Sproutel is equal parts R&D lab, design studio and venture studio, says co-founder and CEO Aaron...
LIFELINE: Wilfred Roth, owner of Add Temps, a temporary employment agency that hires its placements until they are hired by a company it works with, speaks with France Paulino, left, office manager, and Juliana Espinal, recruiter. Roth says the business may have gone under if manufacturing was not deemed essential because it allowed Add Temps to continue placing people. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Temp agency still answering calls for help

At least a portion of the low-skilled jobs that have been cut in the new coronavirus pandemic have been restored in other industries. WRoth...

Extra $600 for the unemployed is high, but vital

Americans who lost their jobs because of the pandemic had been getting a $600 bump on top of state benefits in their weekly unemployment...

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