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Workforce Development
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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
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
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
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
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
Rhode Island College announced the opening of a cross-disciplinary Institute for Education in Healthcare to focus on workforce development opportunities for Rhode Island health care workers Monday afternoon. more
Three students who created a pizza-parlor business model that mimics the Subway sandwich shop assembly-line approach to making food won a Rhode Island ProStart competition, based on their studies during a two-year curriculum offered at their school. … more
The president and CEO of YWCA Rhode Island talks about the new Fantastic Girltastic Code Company App Challenge and other initiatives underway to get girls interested in careers in STEM – science, technology, engineering and math. more
It's no small secret there's an age gap in the financial-services workforce in Rhode Island. For years it has existed largely because of a flurry of industry consolidation that's caused a reduced demand for new employees. But demographic … more
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