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BLS: Boston area workers see 2.9% annual earnings increase

PROVIDENCE – Workers in the Greater Boston-Providence-Worcester area saw pay and benefits increase 2.9% from March 2020 to March 2021, according to new data...
BACK IN PRINT: PBN’s print issue is back! It was last published on March 20, when the state was in the midst of a near shutdown of its economy to help stop the spread of COVID 19.

Return of PBN print edition one more sign of state’s slow...

This week’s issue marks the return of PBN’s print edition, one more sign of Rhode Island’s slow comeback from March’s near economic shutdown to...

As robots take over warehousing, workers pushed to adapt

NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP) – Robots haven't replaced warehouse workers yet, but they're here — and they need some human supervision. Doing your job side-by-side...

Get workers in the boardroom

When legendary physicist Richard Feynman was called in to help solve the mystery of the Challenger space shuttle explosion in 1986, he didn’t use...

Workers trapped by noncompetes

Why have wages been so slow to rise at a time when demand for workers has pushed the U.S. unemployment rate to its lowest...

Making capitalism work better for workers

For years, economists have puzzled over a question crucial to the well-being of American workers: Why does the law of supply and demand no...

Why don’t companies offer tenure?

Academia doesn’t pay that well. According to the American Physical Society, in 2013-14 a graduate with a doctorate in physics could expect to earn...

Developing a regional talent pipeline

The New England Board of Higher Education Commission on Higher Education & Employability recently released an 18-point strategy to increase the career readiness of...

Employers calling all workers

As American society increasingly self-sorts itself into political tribes, there’s a growing and noteworthy exception to that trend: the labor market. A rising share...

Cut corporate taxes to boost growth

Like so many things in Washington, the debate over the effects of cutting the corporate tax rate has become too hot for its own...

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