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Application deadline for 2022 PBN Manufacturing Awards Program extended

PROVIDENCE – The application deadline for PBN’s 2022 Manufacturing Awards Program has been extended to Sept. 28.  Honorees will be recognized during the Manufacturing Awards...

Many banks consolidating jobs as economy shifts

While restaurants and retailers were laying off their workers at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, banks embarked on a hiring spree in the...

Some school districts are building affordable housing to retain teachers

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA HIGH SCHOOL teacher Lisa Raskin moved out of a cramped apartment she was sharing with a roommate and into her...

Hospitality industry tries to counter labor shortage

Michael Costantino struggled to fill two full-time cook positions in May for his restaurant Costantino’s Venda Bar & Ristorante on Providence’s Federal Hill. He...

Teaching the trades that preserve history

The request sounded simple enough: repair a heating and ventilation system stymied by a broken fan. But when The Armory Revival Co. recently fielded...

BankNewport awards $45K to 5 R.I. organizations

NEWPORT – BankNewport recently provided $45,000 in grants to five Rhode Island education and workforce development organizations, according to a news release. Recipients are DownCity...

Johnson & Wales University and Delaware North’s Boston Bruins/TD Garden Partnership...

“Teaming up with the Boston Bruins and TD Garden has further powered Johnson & Wales University’s connection to industry,” said JWU Chancellor Mim L....

Business leaders encourage flexibility, creativity to meet workforce needs

PROVIDENCE — With employers in nearly every industry reporting recruitment and retention as among their largest challenges – if not the largest – employers...
FUTURE WORKFORCE? Rhode Island high school students participating in a career pathway program for offshore wind jobs ride in a boat circling a Block Island Wind Farm turbine. /  COURTESY LUCKY DAWG PHOTOGRAPHY/DOUG LEARNED

A reversal of fortune on jobs front

WORKFORCE After working for years to create new jobs in Rhode Island, state labor officials have been faced with an unusual problem recently. In some...
Sylvia Maxfield

An opportunity for business, higher ed to collaborate

(Editor’s note: This essay is part of PBN’s 35th anniversary publication, which can be viewed here.) “Workforce development” is arguably the most important social challenge...
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