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The Governor’s Workforce Board has made available $700,000 to Rhode Island businesses for “incumbent worker training.” All Ocean State for-profit or nonprofit businesses that contribute to the Job Development Fund can apply for grants, which range in size from $5,000 to $40,000 and which must be matched by the company. more
The R.I. Senate on Tuesday unveiled an action plan, called “Rhode to Work,” intended to spur legislation that will tackle Rhode Island’s jobs crisis. more
Tech Collective celebrated the graduation of its inaugural IT On Demand trainees at a Dec. 20 event held at the Crown Plaza Providence-Warwick. more
When Daniel Martineau, the line supervisor who screens job applicants for Trico Specialty Films, LLC, learned about the new monthly job fairs at the Quonset Business Park, he rearranged his schedule so he could attend the first one. more
Guill Tool & Engineering Inc. of West Warwick makes nuclear-propulsion-system components for the U.S. Navy and tools used to extrude, or shape, polymers and plastics by pushing them through a die. more
Security Innovation Inc. has acquired Safelight Security Advisors, a Rhode Island company specializing in information security and software-developer training, for an undisclosed sum. more
PROVIDENCE – The Senate this month passed legislation sponsored by Sen. V. Susan Sosnowski to exempt the Job Development Fund from indirect cost recovery on restricted-receipts accounts. That action will free more than $1.2 million annually for use in job-training and work-experience efforts. more
The new state CNC Machinist Registered Apprenticeship Program is an example of an effective response to the workforce challenges facing business. The problem: the accelerating aging out of the workforce, especially those employees in advanced manufacturing jobs, ones that require both the traditional knowledge of materials and engineering concepts but that now also require advanced computing skills. more
Building advanced nursing education centers for the University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College was always going to be expensive. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee on Tuesday announced $2.1 million in funding under the Governor's Workforce Board and the R.I. Department of Human Services for youth summer employment programs. more
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