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STOREFRONTS: Journeyman glazer Michael Bennacchia of Chandler Architects works on the interior storefronts during renovation of the Empire Street wing of the Providence Public Library.
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Training at heart of PPL’s new mission

The Providence Public Library, the grand dame of Rhode Island’s public libraries, is just a shell of its former self … literally.Last fall the...
BAYCOAST BANK received a $235,200 grant from the Workforce Training fund Program in Massachusetts to train 371 workers over the next two years. The bank also expects to create 30 positions by 2021. / COURTESY BAYCOAST BANK

BayCoast Bank receives $235K from Mass. for worker training

SWANSEA – BayCoast Bank was awarded $235,200 from the Mass. Workforce Training Fund Program to help 371 workers grow in their jobs and increase...
ORSTED AND EVERSOURCE, owners of the proposed Revolution Wind farm, pledged $4.5 million for higher education programs and wind energy supply chain programs in Rhode Island. Above, the Block Island Wind Farm. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Orsted and Eversource commit additional $4.5M to wind sector training/supply chain...

PROVIDENCE – Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind and Eversource pledged $4.5 million Monday to talent and workforce development in Rhode Island based on the Revolution...
MARIE GHAZAL, CEO of the Rhode Island Free Clinic, was named the New England Businesswoman of the Year by the Bryant University Women's Summit. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RYAN T. CONATY

Ghazal named Businesswoman of Year at Bryant Women’s Summit

SMITHFIELD – Rhode Island Free Clinic CEO Marie Ghazal was recognized as the New England Businesswoman of the Year for 2019 Friday at the...
FILLING A NEED: Joshua Ellison, right, founder of Edge and End, with employee Jason Harritos, oversees an enterprise that helps people with developmental disabilities to have work experiences and hopefully employment through woodworking.
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Edge & End uses woodworking as a tool to help disadvantaged...

Joshua Ellison, the son of Pawtucket-based Lorimer Studios LLC’s founder, cites an “interesting serendipity” as the inspiration behind Edge & End LLC, founded in...

Textiles are still vital to R.I. economy

On Feb. 11, the Ocean State showed the textile industry a little love, holding its first Academic & Textile Industry Networking Fair.Included in its...
Four years ago, Renaud Megard left behind a travel-heavy, corporate job and bought Nameplates for Industry. He hasn’t looked back, balancing more time with his family and building a small business. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

By creating a path to success, workforce issues can be solved

Renaud Megard | NFI LLC president and CEOThroughout my career in various industries, the biggest challenges I have faced have come from finding the...

Infosys launches Design and Innovation Center, announces partnership with CCRI

PROVIDENCE – Infosys Ltd. launched its 25,000-square-foot Providence Design and Innovation Center at 75 Fountain St. on Feb. 12.Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s office said...
INFOSYS Ltd. launched its Providence Design and Innovation Center at 75 Fountain St. Tuesday along with Rhode Island officials. Above, Salil Parekh, CEO of Infosys. /BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/SAMYUKTA LAKSHMI

Infosys launches Design and Innovation Center, announces partnership with CCRI

PROVIDENCE – Infosys Ltd. launched its 25,000-square-foot Providence Design and Innovation Center at 75 Fountain St. Tuesday with Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and other...
THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING is looking for potential employer partners for its Real Jobs Rhode Island workforce development program.

DLT seeking Real Jobs R.I. partners

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Labor and Training is seeking employer partners for the Real Jobs Rhode Island program, the department announced Monday...
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