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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...

High school internships offer employers advantages

There has never been a better time for employers to recruit and develop a broader, more diverse talent pool than now. The new reality...

Santander Bank donates $7.5M in first half of 2021

PROVIDENCE – Santander Bank N.A. has donated more than $7.5 million in grants to 240 nonprofits through the first half of the year, according...

Lindsey Brickle

2021 40 Under Forty Awards Lindsey Brickle | 39 | Senior Workforce Manager, Polaris MEP How do you think COVID-19 will change your industry going...

Virtual Career Center offers coaching, job meetings and resume help

PROVIDENCE – State workforce development program Back to Work RI and Google Cloud have unveiled a career platform called Virtual Career Center that allows...

For some, new higher-ed model needed

In the midst of national and statewide economic uncertainty, heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic, business leaders across Rhode Island continue to express a common,...
YOUTH MOVEMENT: Jamie Sanford is one of the youngest nursing home administrators in the state. She’s 37. Most other administrators are nearing retirement age, and the industry is concerned about finding future staffers.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Nursing homes struggle to fill staffing positions

While attending a nursing home industry event more than a year ago, Jamie Sanford came to a startling realization: Sanford, 37, was the youngest...

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