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Workforce Development
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It may appear counterintuitive for employers to invest in employees that may not remain at an organization long term. In today's economy, however, employees are increasingly mobile, and recent college graduates are likely to have multiple careers … more
For 30 years Providence Business News has been chronicling the local business community's efforts to build and sustain a strong economy. Education is a, if not the, key factor in that effort. Business leaders know that for Rhode Island to … more
John Hazen White Jr. is a bold brand. Anyone watching the history of Rhode Island industry knows that White has earned his flamboyant persona. He is the third generation of the White family to head privately held Taco Group Co., founded in … more
An interesting thing happened as manufacturing continued its steady decline in Rhode Island. By mid-2013, the number of people employed in manufacturing began to rise, according to statistics tallied by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. … more
Dogged by a high and persistent unemployment rate coming out of the 2008-09 recession, Rhode Island's workforce has struggled to recover. But the state has seen progress recently. more
On the occasion of Providence Business News' 30th anniversary, six of Rhode Island's business leaders discussed its economy, where it has been and where it is likely to go from today. The following is an edited transcript of that conversation. … more
With the opening of its new Providence campus, Roger Williams University is recommitting to its roots. Founded 60 years ago in Providence as a two-year institution that aimed to educate working adults, RWU is taking the opportunity to make … more
May is graduation season. No offense to the high schools and colleges that said goodbye to their students, but for graduates of one particular and very small program, the stakes are a lot higher than which beach to spend the next few months at. … more
A native of Venezuela, Oscar Mejias immigrated to the United States in 2003. Only four years later, during the buildup to the Great Recession, Mejias had laid the foundation for HITEP, which stands for Hispanic Technology & Education … more
It doesn't take long for people to buy in to Margaret "Digit" Murphy's viewpoint. She has a gift when it comes to motivating others. "Her philosophies and passion to inspire women [have] resulted in great forward progress for all female … more
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