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Why Diversity Matters

Diversity widens viewpoints and takes different ideas and perspectives into account. This can translate into creating richer solutions, obtaining better results and maximizing productivity, innovation...
Rhode Island native Harold M. Horvat joined West Warwick-based Centreville Bank in 2014, becoming chairman, CEO and president in 2019.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Building community

Harold M. Horvat | Centreville Bank chairman, CEO and president Almost 195 years after our founding, Centreville Bank continues to feel a personal responsibility to serve...

Businesses can do more for schools

Three years ago, R.I. Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green asked for more business support of Providence’s troubled public schools. The pitch was part of her...

Available Staffing Network’s growth attributed to strong investments in workforce

PBN Fastest Growing Companies 2022 2. $5 MILLION to $25 MILLION: Available Staffing Network LLC CEO (or equivalent): Danilo Reyes, founder and president 2021 revenue: $11 million 2019 revenue:...
SPEARHEADING CHANGE: Toby Ayers, executive director of Rhode Island for Community and Justice, is leading programming to help bring the community together and establish youth empowerment across cultures. / PBN PHOTO/DAVID HANSEN

Toby Ayers, Rhode Island for Community and Justice executive director

Leaders & Achievers 2022 TOBY AYERS Executive director, Rhode Island for Community and Justice WHILE ATTENDING COLLEGE, Toby Ayers won a fellowship to study in...

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

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...
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