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CITIZENS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION has partnered with LISC to grant $150,000 to support the Bridges to Careers program at the Genesis Center in Providence as well as create a "retention coach" position at the center. The grant was part of a three-city partnership between Citizens and LISC implemented in Boston, Providence and Philadelphia. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/KELVIN MA

Citizens Charitable Foundation partners with LISC, donates $150K to Providence workforce...

PROVIDENCE – Citizens Charitable Foundation and Local Initiatives Support Corp. have come together in Providence, Boston and Philadelphia to support education and training programs,...
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...
Brian Boyle has been in training design and development for nearly two decades, but a recent experience in a small-business growth program kicked his project into another gear, with the expectation that it will grow its client base 40 percent in the last quarter of 2018. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Move beyond the day to day and capitalize on the extraordinary

Brian Boyle | CrossTrainer founderMy growth plan began with an ordinary conversation at a wedding in 2016. I mentioned to a guy that I...

U-Haul makes getting active a part of doing business

Healthiest Employees: 5,000+ Employees | #5. U-Haul International CEO (or equivalent):Edward J. Shoen, chairman and president of AMERCO (holding company owner of U-Haul International) Number...

Lifespan takes holistic angle toward healthy staffers

Healthiest Employees: 5,000+ Employees | #6. Lifespan Corp. CEO (or equivalent): Dr. Timothy J. Babineau, CEO and president Number of employees: 14,791As Rhode Island’s largest...

UNAP Local 5098 rejects Rhode Island Hospital contract deal

PROVIDENCE – The United Nurses and Allied Professionals Local 5098 voted to reject the tentative three-year agreement reached with Lifespan for contracts with employees...
THE U.S. SUPREME COURT decision on labor unions' rights to collect fees from nonmembers could negatively impact their ability to negotiate and bargain with municipal and state governments where the practice was previously allowed. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/AL DRAGO

Supreme Court ruling on unions expected to reduce bargaining power

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Wednesday to revoke what is known as “fair share” fees from public-sector union members stands in opporition...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Labor and Training has reminded employers that the new rules for sick and safe time leave take effect July 1.

DLT reminds employers paid sick and safe time leave takes effect...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Labor and Training is reminding companies that the Healthy Safe Families and Workplaces Act takes effect July 1,...

Amgen’s focus on its employees’ future a workplace plus

BEST PLACES TO WORK 2018 1. ENTERPRISE | Amgen Rhode Island Employees in R.I.: 640 Tia Bush, vice president of site operationsThe 640 employees at West Greenwich...
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A summit on the topics of diversity and inclusion will be held at the start of the awards program. Attendees will learn from experts during a discussion of best practices. For details, including the list of winners, panelists and ticket information, click below.

Wednesday December 5, 2018

Crowne Plaza, Warwick
8am–11am