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STRATEGIZING: Ocean State Job Lot officials, from left, Donna McLeod, director of recruitment; Bob Selle, chief human resources officer; Lisa Pereira, talent acquisition; and Kara Reddy, talent acquisition specialist, campus and social recruitment, conduct a strategy ­meeting.  
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Tight labor market demands competitive pay

The minimum wage increased in Rhode Island this month to $10.50 an hour, the second bump in two years.For the estimated 20,000 to 30,000...

Raimondo to support Ruggerio’s proposal to legalize online sports betting in...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo supports a proposal by Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio to legalize online sports betting in Rhode Island, WPRI-TV...
MORE THAN $163,000 in 73 state arts grants were approved by the R.I. State Council on the Arts board Tuesday at a meeting in Cranston. / COURTESY RISCA

RISCA announces 73 grants in fall FY19 award round

PROVIDENCE – Seventy-three grants, totaling $163,181, were approved by the R.I. State Council on the Arts board Tuesday at the organization’s December meeting.Tuesday’s grants...

PACE Organization honors external partners at annual meeting

PROVIDENCE – PACE Organization of Rhode Island recognized its external partners during its annual meeting on Dec. 4.The organization, a health plan serving older...

Hagstrom named inaugural Christie chair in Catholic and Dominican Studies at...

PROVIDENCE – The first female professor to head the Theology department at Providence College, Aurelie A. Hagstrom has been named the first William J....

Moody’s: Providence’s economic recovery led by growth in ‘Eds and Meds’

PROVIDENCE – Over the past 50 years, Providence has endured demographic shocks, including years of population loss, declining housing values and elevated crime rates.Yet...

Five Questions With: Edward H. White Jr.

Edward H. White Jr. has served as the executive director of the National Grid Foundation since being named to the position in June 2017....

Swim Across America raises $227K for Women & Infants Hospital

PROVIDENCE – Upward of 650 swimmers of all ages and skill levels partook in the ninth annual local iteration of the Swim Across America...
Calculating rising demand Continuing a national trend that started at the turn of the century, demand for accountants in Rhode Island has risen over recent years by a significant amount, with growth expected to continue in the coming decade. Driven by retiring baby boomers, as well as an organic industry demand and people changing career paths, the state has seen increased enrollment in accounting education programs and faculty growth at the undergraduate and graduate level.*The 2016-2026 report used a new methodology developed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics that the DLT says more accurately measures the movement of workers who jump from industry to industry without leaving the workforce, thus creating a potentially much larger demand for workers in any one discipline. / Source: R.I. Department of Labor and Training

Can colleges help fill projected job openings?

Job-prediction reports published by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training consistently reflect an increasing call for accountants in the state.In October, the state...
SHAN MUKHTAR was named director of the Center at Moore Hall on Monday by Providence College. She will develop and facilitate diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives at the Catholic college. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE

Mukhtar named inaugural director of PC center

PROVIDENCE – As inaugural director of the Center at Moore Hall, Shan Mukhtar will help Providence College develop a vision for the school's new cultural arts...
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