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Rhode Island Manufacturers Association seeks WaterFire sponsorship assistance

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association has been selected to sponsor WaterFire, including a VIP gala on Oct. 27 at Skyline in Providence. “Many...
STEADY GROWTH: Cole DeSanty, right, director of client development for The Hire LLC, speaks with his colleagues, from left, CEO Tyler Wentworth; Bryan Soderberg, manager of candidate success; and Chief Operating Officer Erin Pavane. The Providence job placement firm has seen steady revenue growth since offering unlimited PTO from its inception in 2017. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

THE ULTIMATE PERK: More companies consider offering unlimited vacation time. Others...

When Erin Pavane landed a job at a tech startup in Massachusetts eight years ago, she was shocked about one of the perks: Pavane...
THE QUONSET BUSINESS PARK entities employed 11,439 workers on site in 2018. / COURTESY QUONSET DEVELOPMENT CORP.

Cities, RIMA look to increase transportation to manufacturing jobs

WOONSOCKET – With manufacturing job openings surpassing demand from qualified candidates, Woonsocket, Central Falls and Pawtucket are teaming with the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association...

R.I. Commerce hires 2 consulting firms to advise on small-business credit...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. at its board meeting on Thursday approved the hiring of two consulting firms to advise on the implementation...

With R.I. manufacturing jobs on the rise, employers seek skilled workers

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island manufacturing sector reported its largest month-over-month job increase in over a year in July, though some local employers are...
RHODE ISLAND companies in sectors that include retail, hospitality and nursing homes say they are concerned that implementing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate could make it difficult to recruit and retain workers. / AP FILE PHOTO/TED S. WARREN

Many companies say they can’t afford to enact vaccine mandate

Rhode Island companies in sectors spanning retail, hospitality and even nursing homes say they worry that implementing a strict employee COVID-19 vaccine requirement could...

RIMA readies for Annual Manufacturing Awards Dinner Aug. 17

MIDDLETOWN – The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association will hold its annual Manufacturing Awards Dinner at Kempenaar's Clambake Club in Middletown on Aug. 17. The event,...

RIMA to host workshop on retaining talent by helping employees reach...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association will host a workshop on July 28 focused on helping manufacturers retain the best employees. The virtual session...
WORD OF CAUTION: Matthew Weldon, the director of the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, says a ruling by the DLT’s Board of Review doesn’t mean that everybody who has transportation problems will be eligible for unemployment benefits. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

No ride to work? You might be eligible for unemployment benefits

An employee is responsible for getting to work on time. But if an employer is inflexible when that worker loses their transportation, and the...

Editor’s Choice: Whitehouse to discuss American Rescue Plan

EDITOR’S CHOICE Whitehouse to discuss American Rescue Plan SEN. SHELDON WHITEHOUSE, D-R.I., will discuss the American Rescue Plan and how it will affect small businesses...

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