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ABSTRACT ART: University of Rhode Island students have been working with clients of Cornerstone Adult Services in Warwick this semester on an art project called “Opening Minds through Art.” Molly Richards, right, of Cape Cod, Mass., a URI sophomore in human development and family studies, with a minor in psychology, works with Margaret Pleau of Warwick on a watercolor painting. / PBN PHOTO/

R.I. needs bigger elder-care workforce

Geriatrics, like pediatrics, provides care for a specific demographic.But the care for older adults – unlike the care for children – does not attract...
KEVIN PARKER is the director of government innovation for the state of Rhode Island. / COURTESY KEVIN PARKER

Five Questions With: Kevin Parker

A year ago, the R.I. Office of Innovation launched the Government Innovation League, an initiative where representatives from state agencies spend 20 percent of...
THE SEASONALLY ADJUSTED unemployment rate in Rhode Island was 4.5 percent in March. / COURTESY DLT

After revision, R.I. unemployment rate ticks back to 4.5%

PROVIDENCE – While the February seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was revised to 4.6 percent from 4.5 percent, per a Thursday R.I. Department of Labor...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO / BUILDING SKILLS: The Dean Hotel in Providence recently enrolled some of its employees in a Core Skills Partnership program funded by a Real Pathways Rhode Island grant from the Governor’s Workforce Board. From left, Aarin Clemons, general manager; Hector Melendez, lead houseman; and Janet Norena, room attendant.

Bespoke workforce-development sessions satisfy employers, for now

For Aarin Clemons, managing downtown Providence’s The Dean Hotel – what he called “a hotel for Providence by Providence” – means employing people of...
STERLING STAFF: Chad Cimini, right, president of Cimini & Associates, with employees at the manufacturer’s facility in Westerly, as they work with sterling silver tubing. From left, Maldonado Ruben, background, mill operator; Neptaly Duque, mill operator; Betty Nunez, mill operator; and Cimini.

State officials seek funds for Real Jobs RI as federal cuts...

Chad Cimini, president of Cimini & Associates Inc., is a fan of Real Jobs Rhode Island.The state workforce-development program has helped connect unemployed and...
RHODE ISLAND BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS are objecting to several of the proposed rules for a new sick leave law which is currently in the rule-making process overseen by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. The DLT is accepting comments through April 8.

Employer groups criticize R.I. sick leave rules

PROVIDENCE -- Rhode Island business associations are objecting to several of the proposed rules for a new sick leave law scheduled to take effect...
BUILDING BRANDS: David Gomez, standing, co-owner of the Red DWG Library co-working space in Pawtucket, talks with some of the users of the space. From left, seated, are: Natalie O’Sullivan, comedian; The Branding Edit co-founders: Olivia Rodrigues, Patsy Culp and Brittany Taylor; and Ashley Holmes, creative collaborator and stylist. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Tech fest to draw thousands of innovators, investors to Pawtucket

Pawtucket will host the Ocean Inno Tech Fest later this year, bringing innovators and investors from far and wide to the city.“There are tech...
AS PART OF THE RESTRUCTURING of Greencore Group PLC's U.S. operations, including the shuttering of its fresh food production at its North Kingstown facility, Group CEO Patrick Coveney will spend half his time in the United States, where Chuck Metzger, chief operating officer of Greencore US, will handle day-to-day responsibilities. / COURTESY GREENCORE

R.I. Greencore operations rocked by closure, layoffs

PROVIDENCE – Irish-owned food products supplier Greencore Group PLC announced Tuesday it would “cease” fresh production operations at its facilities in North Kingstown as of...
A PHOTO OF the state capitol is taken from the Statehouse lawn in Providence./ COURTESY JACK NEWTON

Rhode Island lawmakers mull $6.6M unemployment insurance scoop

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island lawmakers are mulling a controversial proposal to dip into a near-$500 million unemployment insurance fund to pay for a popular...

January 2018 unemployment rate holds fast at 4.5 percent

PROVIDENCE – The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Rhode Island held steady at 4.5 percent in January, according to a Thursday release from the...
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