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U.S. employers add 199K jobs as unemployment falls to 3.9%

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. employers added a modest 199,000 jobs last month while the unemployment rate fell sharply, at a time when businesses are...
Nina Pande founded Providence-based Skills for Rhode Island’s Future in 2016. The nonprofit is dedicated to closing the state’s workforce skills gap. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Hiring? Embrace the nontraditional

Nina Pande | Skills for Rhode Island’s Future executive director Diversity, inclusion and work-life balance are business-critical imperatives that will continue shaping hiring practices as...

Looking ahead

Are you optimistic that 2022 will be a good year for your company? Somewhat: 50% Yes: 25% Unsure: 25% No: 0% What growth is your company hoping for this...
A RECENT SURVEY conducted by global human resources firm Robert Half International Inc. found that 41% of respondents said they intended to look for a new job in the first half of 2022. / AP PHOTO/JENNY KANE

‘Great resignation’ to continue in 2022, and employers must respond

With staffing shortages pervasive across many industries, waves of workers are ready to jump to new jobs or even new careers in the new...

RIMA, Toray Plastics to tackle labor shortage by driving people to...

NORTH KINGSTOWN - Toray Plastics America Inc. is growing thanks to increased demand for its products but there's a problem that many other employers...
WORKING TOGETHER: Panelists discuss the ways government and businesses in Rhode Island can work hand in hand to increase access to funds and develop a larger talent pool for various industries during a virtual conversation moderated by PBN Editor Michael Mello, center, and Mark S. Murphy, top left. Clockwise from the top middle are: Eric M. Shorr, Michael E. McKelvy, Edward O. “Ned” Handy III, Marcela Betancur, Chris Parisi and Betty Robson.

Call to arms for government, businesses

On the occasion of Providence Business News’ 35th anniversary, six business and community leaders joined in a virtual discussion on Rhode Island’s economy –...
Keith Kelly

Rhode Island can keep getting better

(Editor’s note: This essay is part of PBN’s 35th anniversary publication, which can be viewed here.) Rhode Island has come a long way in the...
Edinaldo Tebaldi

From crisis to growth: Leveraging skills to foster prosperity

A look at recent economic data – along with an analysis of industry, technology and workforce trends – reveals that Rhode Island is falling...

R.I. unemployment rate ticks up to 5.4% amid largest monthly...

PROVIDENCE – The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate edged higher in October as the number of jobs fell for the first time this year,...

Many women have left the workforce. When will they return?

NEW YORK (AP) – There was a time when Naomi Peña could seemingly do it all: Work a full-time job and raise four children...

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