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Merger fallout claims CNE leader

Fallout from the latest failed attempt to merge the state’s two largest health care systems continues. Care New England Health System CEO and President Dr....

Suddenly, the new U.S. union movement

In a result that could reverberate across the U.S., the independent Amazon Labor Union – first formed in 2020 by Chris Smalls, an Amazon.com...

Young workers prize balance

Douglas H. Sherman | New England Institute of Technology senior vice president and provost There has been a lot of discussion about the “Great Resignation,” which includes baby...
PROGRAM PARKED: Brian Palmer is the director of training for the Teamsters Local 251 Driving School, which offers commercial driver’s license certification training through a partnership with Real Jobs RI. The program has been temporarily shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Is union influence waning in Rhode Island?

Rhode Island remains the most unionized state in New England, but the percentage of union members among its workforce dropped from 17.8% to 15.7%...
EXPERT INSIGHT: Providence Business News Editor Michael Mello, right, moderates a discussion among PBN Workforce Development Summit panelists, from left, Lisa Abbot, Steve Duvel, Nina Pande, Doug Sherman and Matthew Weldon. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

PBN summit panel: Companies need to fine-tune their perks

In today’s job market, companies that hold strictly to pre-pandemic work expectations, such as rigid schedules and full-time office hours, tend to struggle to...

R.I. unemployment dips to 4.2% in Jan.; 1,300 jobs lost

CRANSTON – Rhode Island’s uneven economic recovery continued in January, with the monthly unemployment rate dipping three-tenths of a percentage point to 4.2%, according...

Business leaders encourage flexibility, creativity to meet workforce needs

PROVIDENCE — With employers in nearly every industry reporting recruitment and retention as among their largest challenges – if not the largest – employers...

Holdouts may be returning to the workforce

The U.S. economy surprised analysts by adding 467,000 jobs in January, overcoming concerns about the COVID-19 omicron variant and continuing a long streak of...

U.S. employers shrug off omicron, add 467,000 jobs in January

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. employers added a burst of 467,000 jobs in January despite a wave of omicron inflections that sickened millions of workers,...

U.S. jobless claims fall for 2nd straight week

WASHINGTON (AP) – After three consecutive weeks of unemployment claims that appeared to rise in tandem with omicron, fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits...

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