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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
The second annual SkillsUSA Rhode Island student bioscience competition on March 8 drew 36 students from Coventry High School, Warwick Veterans Memorial High School, Davies Career and Technical High School, and the Woonsocket Career and Technical Center. more
The U.S. Justice Department has reached a settlement agreement with the state of Rhode Island resolving violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act and improving career opportunities for approximately 3,250 Rhode Islanders with intellectual and developmental disabilities. more
Women-owned businesses in Rhode Island are not growing at the rate as those in the rest of the country. Even more alarming, while the number of businesses is growing at that slower pace, the number of people employed by women-owned companies has actually shrunk since 1997, according to a survey by American Express. more
Bel Air Finishing Supply in North Kingstown first tapped state professional-development grants five years ago when the company was making a push for exports and needed to train workers in overseas marketing. more
When she was one of 15 bank employees laid off from her job processing transactions on customer accounts, 52-year-old Margarita Feliciano decided to go back to the work she enjoyed when she was in her 20s – taking care of patients in their homes. more
Ask writing coach Lisa Tener how to pen an inspirational memoir, and she’ll point to one of her own success stories, Dr. Tim Warren. more
It is clear from the sound of her voice that Kati C. Machtley is having a good day. The founder and director of the Women’s Summit at Bryant University is beaming, because the Bryant varsity lacrosse team just won the Northeast Conference championship. more
Providence, with a well-earned reputation for culinary excellence, is home to the world’s largest culinary university, Johnson & Wales University. Graduates from its College of Culinary Arts are sought after by restaurants and hotels the world over. What is not as widely known is that many of those graduates have found and are finding positions and opportunity right here in Providence. more
The Rhode Island Small Business Development Center is moving from the location it has had since 2006 at Johnson and Wales University in Providence, according to center State Director Adriana Dawson. more
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