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Job Lot donates $50K to YMCA of Greater Providence

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Ocean State Job Lot recently donated $50,000 to the YMCA of Greater Providence to aid a new joint program titled Supporting...
OCEAN STATE JOB LOT has partnered with Project Hand Up, a community food pantry in West Warwick, to provide weekly deliveries of nonperishable food.

Job Lot partners with Project Hand Up to provide groceries...

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Ocean State Job Lot has teamed up with Project Hand Up, a West Warwick-based community food pantry, to provide weekly deliveries...
OCEAN STATE JOB LOT has purchased a vacant Walmart store and surrounding acreage at 1919 Diamond Hill Road in Woonsocket for $600,000.

OSJL purchases vacant Walmart store in Woonsocket for $600K

WOONSOCKET – Ocean State Job Lot has purchased a vacant Walmart store and surrounding acreage in Woonsocket, for $600,000.The purpose for the site at 1919...
UNDERCOVER INVENTORY: Richard Fleischer, president of Project Undercover, which supplies diapers, underwear, socks and wipes to families in need, stands among the nonprofit’s inventory at its Providence warehouse.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Filling a need for diapers and more

When Richard Fleischer and his wife adopted two girls, ages 4 and 2, from India, the youngest was still in diapers – “a surprise...
STORYTELLER: Chris Forte works part time at the Home Depot on Charles Street in Providence, where his responsibilities include retrieving carriages from the parking lot and assisting customers with loading heavy purchases into their cars and trucks. He enjoys telling stories and interacting with customers. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Following guide of consent decree, Rhode Island improving opportunities for mentally...

In June 2013, federal investigators filed a complaint in U.S. District Court accusing Providence and Rhode Island of segregating individuals with intellectual and developmental...

500-1,999 Employees | 4 | Ocean State Job Lot | Associates...

CEO (or equivalent): Marc Perlman, CEO and presidentNumber of employees: 1,948In 2016, discounter Ocean State Job Lot sent a survey to associates asking what...
NEW LOCATION: Jeff Shapiro, owner of The Kayak Centre of Rhode Island, recently relocated to 70 Brown St., in North Kingstown. From left, Mollie Goodwin, manager; Jeff Shapiro, owner; Sam Loomis of East Greenwich; and Abbey Torres of Cranston. Loomis was trying on flotation vests. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Retired dentist has fun with paddle-sport shop

Jeff Shapiro, owner of The Kayak Centre of Rhode Island, said he’s always been “a water person.”Growing up in Philadelphia, Shapiro said his parents...

Forbes ranks Ocean State Job Lot No. 8 on list of...

BOB SELLE, chief human resources officer for Ocean State Job Lot, talks about the success of the retailer, which was recently named one of...
FM GLOBAL AND TEXTRON INC. ranked on Forbes 2017 America's Best Large Employers rankings. / COURTESY FORBES

FM Global and Textron make it onto Forbes’ 2017 America’s Best...

PROVIDENCE - FM Global and Textron Inc. ranked on the Forbes’ 2017 America’s Best Large Employers list.FM Global ranked No. 112 on the list.“Clearly...
EVERYONE HAS STRENGTHS: Michelle Saunders, manager of organizational and leadership development for Ocean State Job Lot, enjoys helping all of the company’s employees find the difference they can make in the workplace, including the company’s North Kingstown distribution center.   / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Saunders teaches others to apply knowledge, be impactful

Michelle Saunders, manager of organizational design and leadership at Ocean State Job Lot, has been at her position for just one year. But her...
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