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Eight previously unemployed Rhode Islanders with information technology experience now have full-time jobs in the state as a result of a 14-week program that oiled some rusty skills and added up-to-date technology training requested by employers. 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
Not long after Rhode Island lawmakers approved a $1.25 million package of new programs to fight joblessness last summer, the state’s unemployment rate began its latest creep upward before settling at 9 percent in November, 2 percentage points higher than the national average and tied for the highest in the country. more
BRISTOL – The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association will offer a second session of its Marine Trades Pre-Apprenticeship Program beginning in late February. more
For many families, high school graduation is a milestone that signifies the passage to adulthood and the path to a bright future ahead. Unfortunately there is no graduation day for millions of American students who drop out before completing their coursework. more
With less than two months until the General Assembly begins its 2014 session on Jan. 7, many members of the state’s business community are eager to douse legislators with recommendations in hopes of cranking up the often-sluggish pace of change required to make the state more business-friendly. more
Educators from the R.I. Department of Education recently completed a “road show” on what next-generation science standards will look like in the classroom when they are implemented over the next three years. more
Supfina Machine Co. Inc., a privately held machine-tool manufacturer that operates as an independent subsidiary of Germany’s Supfina Grieshaber GmbH & Co., recently broke ground on a 21,192-square-foot, $2.6 million expansion to its facility at Quonset Business Park. more
When 3-month-old Shawn falls asleep, his 19-year-old mother, Janna Miranda of Central Falls, plans to open the laptop her high school has provided and do some homework. more
After re-creating itself in three different markets in as many years, software startup Swipely finally found its feet and began to thrive in 2012, and founder and CEO Angus Davis shifted into high gear to find the people who could make his “lightning in a bottle” product even better. more
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