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A B.A. isn’t the only way

Every year millions of Americans receive an asset that, based on past performance, promises to nearly double their lifetime incomes: a bachelor’s degree. Earning...

Stop whining about ‘skills gap’

There are about 6.5 million job openings in the U.S., a record high. The number of people looking for work without success is falling...
LISTENING: Miellette McFarlane, interim director of Real Jobs Rhode Island, answers a question at the PBN Workforce Development Summit. From left: Lisa Abbott, Lifespan; Damian Ewens, Opportunity@Work; McFarlane; Tim Hebert, Carousel Industries of North America and Trilix; Matthew Reeber, Pannone, Lopes, Devereaux & O’Gara; and Douglas H. Sherman, New England Institute of Technology. / PBN PHOTO/­PAMELA BHATIA

Summit: Growing talent pool collaborative effort

“No matter where you are – California, Dallas, Chicago – finding talent is one of the biggest challenges” to successfully running a business, said...
THE PANEL at the inaugural PBN Workforce Development Summit. From left to right, Mark S. Murphy, Lisa Abbott, Damian Ewens, Miellette McFarlane, Tim Hebert, Matthew Reeber and Douglas Sherman. / PBN PHOTO/ PAMELA BHATIA

Inaugural PBN Workforce Development Summit plots talent production

WARWICK – Discussion at the first-ever Providence Business News Workforce Development Summit held Feb. 14 saw roughly 200 attendees listen to and share ideas...
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Five Questions With: Jen Hetzel Silbert

Jen Hetzel Silbert is the employer outreach and engagement leader at TechHire Rhode Island, an initiative of the national nonprofit Opportunity@Work to connect employers...
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