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Job Lot customers donate 47,500 winter coats to local veterans

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Ocean State Job Lot’s annual “Buy, Give, Get” program saw more winter coats collected for veterans this year than last year. The...
UNEASY FEELING: While Therese Sloane, a store leader for Ocean State Job Lot in North Kingstown, has gotten several raises during her time there, she is seeing expenses such as gas and utilities increase. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Economic forecast: Inflation putting squeeze on companies, workers

Daniel Shedd has always made it a point to offer competitive wages to the workers of his Warren manufacturing company, but what he used...
WELCOME WAGON: Ocean State Job Lot employees recently donated small household appliances and food to refugees from Afghanistan relocating to Rhode Island. From left are: Ruby Costa, human resources manager and human resources business partner; Alex Arroyo, director of organizational effectiveness and learning; and Sarah O’Neil, organizational effectiveness consultant. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Diversity a part of Job Lot DNA

PBN Diversity and Inclusion Awards 2021 Retail: Ocean State Job Lot Afghan refugees resettling in Rhode Island are the latest beneficiaries of Ocean State Job...

Ocean State Job Lot to host largest rooftop solar portfolio in...

NORTH KINGSTOWN – A Rhode Island retailer known for its closeout deals on brand-name products is expanding its reputation in a new direction: solar...
KEVIN MATTA, center of the stage, head of diversity and inclusion for Thielsch Engineering Inc., leads the discussion among panelists at Providence Business News' 2021 Diversity & Inclusion Summit and Award program at Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick on Thursday. The other panel members are, from left, Dorca M. Paulino, diversity director for the R.I. Judiciary; Peter Rodriquez, executive director/plant manager for Amgen Rhode Island in West Greenwich; Neil D. Steinberg, CEO and president of the Rhode Island Foundation; and Lawrence E. Wilson, managing director at The Wilson Organization. PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

PBN summit: ‘Every conversation is crucial’ in diversity efforts

WARWICK – Top-down leadership, organizational involvement, empathy and persistent efforts are essential to increasing diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace, according to business...
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Marc Perlman

No one who knows Marc Perlman was surprised to see Ocean State Job Lot distribute $15 million worth of personal protective equipment to COVID-19...

Refugees could help employers

Businesses and community groups preparing to welcome an estimated 250 refugees from Afghanistan expected to settle in Rhode Island deserve thanks and, more importantly,...

We Share Hope, business community pitch in to aid Afghan evacuees

EAST PROVIDENCE – We Share Hope is teaming up with local grocery stores and community groups to provide Afghan evacuees with a taste of...

Tavares among 13 honorees for PBN’s 2021 Diversity & Inclusion Awards...

PROVIDENCE – Ralph Tavares Jr., the director of diversity and outreach for Roger Williams University School of Law, is among 13 honorees – 12...

Backyard buys boost retailer’s profits during pandemic

PBN 2021 Fastest Growing Companies Awards $75 million and above: 4. Ocean State Job Lot CEO (or equivalent): Marc Perlman, principal owner and CEO 2020 Revenue:...

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