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HIGH DEMAND: Barbara Wolf, left, dean of the University of Rhode Island’s College of Nursing, with Jane Williams, dean of nursing at Rhode Island College, at the new Rhode Island Nursing Center in Providence. Wolfe says URI continues to see a high demand for graduates with professional nursing degrees, as opposed to a two-year associate degree. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Nursing jobs at risk as hospitals merge

The future holds fewer, lower-paying hospital nursing jobs as health care consolidation progresses but growing demand for nursing skills outside hospitals presents promising opportunities,...

Flex campus will boost Quonset jobs

Quonset Business Park is Rhode Island’s leading engine of job creation and economic development, with 11,800 jobs and more than 200 companies, but we’re...

Change is good?

Does your company have a high employee turnover rate? No: 100% Yes: 0%How often do you hire a new employee(s)? Every six months: 60% Longer than every two...

Cities need more workers, not jobs

A funny thing happened after Amazon invited cities to compete for its second North American headquarters. Somehow other corporations got the idea that they...

Recruiting Dream Team Offers a Personalized Approach to Staffing in the...

Co-founders Erin Pavane and Tyler Wentworth of The Hire bring a fresh perspective to the staffing industry.Staffing industry experts, Tyler Wentworth and Erin Pavane,...

Ten years after the economy fell apart

The last recession was deemed after the fact to have begun in December 2007. It’s more accurate to say that the previous economic recovery...
CULTURE MATTERS: Lisa Abbott, senior vice president of human resources at Life­span Corp., Rhode Island’s largest employer, says ensuring employees understand the company’s culture and why it matters is important for successful growth. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

‘We’re always going to be in … a war for talent’

As the senior vice president of human resources at Lifespan Corp., Lisa Abbott oversees strategy and operations, especially in relation to customer-service excellence and...
SquadLocker Preproduction Designer Kayla Vallone with CEO Gary Goldberg, right. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Job Creators Q&A: Gary Goldberg

Gary Goldberg | CEO and co-founder, SquadLocker Inc.Is Rhode Island a good place to grow jobs? Why? In general, Rhode Island has an unfavorable...

Tariffs on solar panels would kill U.S. jobs

The U.S. solar industry is threatened by one of President Donald Trump’s more destructive impulses: his eagerness to punish supposedly unfair trade practices.By next...

Defense cluster sparks economy

Rhode Island is home to many organizations engaged in undersea technology, cybersecurity and technology innovation. These entities are the core of our state’s defense...
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