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Ramya ­Vijaya

Burden? No, migrants bolster economy

Although Congress is failing to pass laws to restrict the number of migrants arriving in the U.S., a majority of Americans – about 6...
THE RHODE ISLAND Public Transit Authority and the Amalgamated Transit Union Division 618 agreed to a new deal that increases hourly pay rates for bus drivers to $25.33 per hour. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

RIPTA, bus drivers union agree to 16.7% hourly pay increase

PROVIDENCE – Bus drivers with the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority will see a 16.7% increase in their hourly pay rate, effective this week. RIPTA’s...

Looking ahead

Are you optimistic that 2024 will be a good year for your company? Somewhat: 67% Yes: 33% No: 0% Unsure: 0% What growth is your company hoping for this...

Hasbro to lay off 1,100 more employees, vacate Providence office after...

PAWTUCKET – More layoffs are coming at Hasbro Inc. The toy company will in a year’s time also exit its downtown office adjacent to the...
HELP NEEDED: Khadija Lewis Khan, executive director of Providence’s Beautiful Beginnings Child Care Center, says the state’s child care system is underfunded. 
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MICHAEL SALERNO

‘She-cession’ over but gains in jeopardy

The troubling national exodus of women from the workforce in 2020 and 2021 has ended, at least in Rhode Island. That is certainly good...

IN THE WIND: Nascent local industry holds promise of job growth

When Rhode Island political leaders, ­educators and employers consider the future of offshore wind – with lots of big, white turbines spinning in the...

Rhode to Work open in R.I.

Where there is need, there is opportunity. For job seekers, that’s especially true in a host of local industries spotlighted in PBN’s inaugural Rhode to...

Nurture your workers

An estimated 50 million Americans quit their jobs last year, causing massive headaches and a tremendous amount of lost productivity and revenue for companies. The...

R.I. ranks No. 45 on CNBC’s 2023 top states for business...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked No. 45 among all states for the second straight year in CNBC’s “America’s Top States for Business 2023" rankings...
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