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Old folks have all the top jobs, and it’s not good...

Why so many of America’s best and brightest college graduates go into management consulting, finance or law school is a perennial question. There are...

Age discrimination is bad for bottom line

Of all the kinds of employment discrimination, hiring younger workers in preference to older ones earns the least public condemnation. That’s a growing problem,...

Roshni Darnal joins United Way as Grants and Initiatives Manager, Workforce...

Part of UWRI’s Community Investment team as Grants and Initiatives Manager for Workforce Development, Roshni Darnal oversees the organization’s work on adult education and...

Career setbacks: Are they helpful or hurtful in the long term?

How do early career setbacks affect our long-term success? Failures can help us learn and overcome our fears. But disasters can still wound us,...
NEEDING MORE: R.I. Department of Labor and Training Director Scott R. Jensen says the new federal overtime rule for salaried employees, while an improvement, doesn’t reflect “modern realities.” 
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Does new federal overtime rule go far enough for salaried workers?

An additional 1.3 million U.S. workers – including tens of thousands in Rhode Island – will be eligible for premium overtime pay now that...

This looks like the start of a great time for labor...

The tight labor market in the U.S. is leading to a shift in the balance of power between labor and capital, giving more leverage...
BUILDING A CAREER BY HAND: Rebecca Slater, left, design project director at Blakely Interior Design in North Kingstown, helps Brianna Chace, a New England Tech interior design major and intern at Blakely.  / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Q&A: Rebecca Slater

Rebecca Slater | Blakely Interior Design design project director In 2015, Rebecca Slater left an MFA program at Suffolk University and discovered she could pursue...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Justin Sirotin
OCTO Product Development founder

Justin Sirotin | OCTO Product Development founder Justin Sirotin’s resume shows a large range of industrial design clients, from industrial equipment to sporting goods, pool...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Q&A: John Sinnott

John Sinnott | Gilbane Building Co. vice president and Rhode Island business unit leader A college intern at Gilbane, John Sinnott took a short detour...
Thanks to digital imaging, more work for construction projects can be done in house. In this case Arden Building pipefitter/welder Andy Guimond can weld and grind 30 of the 40 connections needed for this pipe at the company’s Pawtucket facility before taking the piece to the building site. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

As more construction jobs open, finding workers continues to be difficult

Still wanted: Quality-control personnel, estimators, project managers, welders and many others for construction companies in Rhode Island. There are simply not enough people to go...

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