Private-industry employer costs for employee compensation in New England inched downward in December, dropping 8 cents per hour to an average of $34.40 per hour, but remained the highest in the U.S., according to a quarterly U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report issued Wednesday.
The University of Rhode Island recently honored professor of microbiology Paul Cohen with a place in the college’s Environment and Life Sciences Hall of Fame, along with a newly established scholarship in his name to support graduate students studying cell and molecular biology. The Paul Cohen Graduate Mentorship Fund will not only help support students with an interest in Cohen’s field, but will also underscore the importance of mentorship in the sciences – an area Cohen has been successfully nurturing throughout his long career at the university.
Alison M. Medeiros has been named assistant vice president, branch manager of the North Kingstown branch of Washington Trust, where she will be responsible for managing daily branch operations and growing the branch’s deposit base and loan portfolio.
John Russell has been named counsel at Adler, Pollock & Sheehan P.C., where his practice includes corporate and business law matters, commercial real estate transactions, land use and zoning issues, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial public finance and tax law. Russell holds an LLM in tax law from Boston University School of Law. •
Join PBN for the best networking event and party of the winter - January 15, 2015 - the Book of Lists Party at the Providence Public Library. Reserve your spot by December 31st and get a holiday gift from PBN!
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.