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REPURPOSED: 
Executive Director Kevin Brochu stands in front of the new Ocean State Community Wellness Center in North Kingstown, which until last April served as the West Bay YMCA.
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Renovation of former West Bay YMCA borrows from Ocean State Job...

It’s well known that Ocean State Job Lot’s stores are mostly housed in repurposed buildings, but the discount retailer’s involvement in the purchase of...

Ocean State Job Lot celebrates new Warwick store

WARWICK – Ocean State Job Lot has moved into a new store in the city. The 25,054-square-foot store at 1109 Warwick Ave. was previously a...

Job Lot owners open new community wellness center in North Kingstown

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Ocean State Community Wellness Center has opened in the former West Bay YMCA space at 7540 Post Road. The official opening was...

Ocean State Job Lot uses analytics to target employees’ real needs

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island 2019 2,000-4,999 EMPLOYEES #7: Ocean State Job Lot Inc. CEO (or equivalent): Marc Perlman Number of employees: 2,426 ONE SUREFIRE WAY to add...

Ocean State Job Lot nonprofit to open health and wellness center

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Ocean State Community Wellness, a nonprofit associated with Ocean State Job Lot, has signed a purchase and sale agreement to purchase...

Ocean State Job Lot chooses Reflexis, StoreWalk as tools for growth

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Ocean State Job Lot has chosen Reflexis Real-Time Task Manager and its StoreWalk software to streamline its operations. The closeout-price store, with...

Ocean State Job Lot honored for support of organ donation

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Ocean State Job Lot’s promotion and support of organ donation was recognized this month by a national nonprofit. The discount retail chain...
LARGER SPACE: Edesia, a maker of food products for customers such as UNICEF that ship goods overseas to feed malnourished children, outgrew its original facility in Providence and made the move to the Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown in 2016, opening an 83,000-square-foot, high-tech factory. From left, Executive Director Maria Kasparian, founder and CEO Navyn Salem and HMI Controller Jorge Campos work in the factory.
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How much growth is left at Quonset?

Steven J. King rolls up in a company-issued sport utility vehicle to a graveled construction site in a wooded area, at the end of...

Selle named HR Icon of the Year by OnConferences

BOB SELLE, chief human resources officer for Ocean State Job Lot, was recently named HR Icon of the Year by online business-resource organization OnConferences....

Five Questions With: Julian L. Alssid

Julian L. Alssid is vice president of workforce partnerships at the Community College of Rhode Island. Prior to joining CCRI, Alssid was chief workforce...
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