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Professional Women’s Leadership Association, Nexus, Opens RI Chapter

PROVIDENCE - For the past year, the Women in Leadership Nexus has united powerhouse women committed to launching their leadership journey and co-creating a...
LISTENING: Miellette McFarlane, interim director of Real Jobs Rhode Island, answers a question at the PBN Workforce Development Summit. From left: Lisa Abbott, Lifespan; Damian Ewens, Opportunity@Work; McFarlane; Tim Hebert, Carousel Industries of North America and Trilix; Matthew Reeber, Pannone, Lopes, Devereaux & O’Gara; and Douglas H. Sherman, New England Institute of Technology. / PBN PHOTO/­PAMELA BHATIA

Summit: Growing talent pool collaborative effort

“No matter where you are – California, Dallas, Chicago – finding talent is one of the biggest challenges” to successfully running a business, said...

Pointing way to better workforce

PBN’s inaugural Workforce Development Summit delivered a strong message: private industry, educators and government must communicate in a much more consistent and robust way...
LAGGING THE HIGH ACHIEVERS: Rhode Island is not among the top 10 states for the portion of millennials, age 25-34 who have a college degree, according to the Brookings Institution, although at No. 14, the state ranked better than the Providence metro area, which placed at No. 49 among the top 100 metros in the nation.

What is the most important takeaway from the Brookings report that...

The Raimondo administration has made a point of trying to upgrade the educational attainment of the state’s college-age students, the better to take part...
THE PANEL at the inaugural PBN Workforce Development Summit. From left to right, Mark S. Murphy, Lisa Abbott, Damian Ewens, Miellette McFarlane, Tim Hebert, Matthew Reeber and Douglas Sherman. / PBN PHOTO/ PAMELA BHATIA

Inaugural PBN Workforce Development Summit plots talent production

WARWICK – Discussion at the first-ever Providence Business News Workforce Development Summit held Feb. 14 saw roughly 200 attendees listen to and share ideas...

Companies realize they need to train

The growing use of robots in manufacturing cuts the number of human employees a company requires. But at the same time, running robots is...

Progress has been made, more needed

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s Jan. 16 State of the State address was a chance to tout the advances made in the first three years...

Innovation’s cost is real: disruption

Innovation is a requirement of commerce. And right now, one of the industries being most stressed by innovation is health care. Surgery by robot...

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