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In January 2013 Exeter Job Corps, a residential training facility for at-risk, young adults, was forced to close one of three dormitory wings as the federal government froze enrollment across the board for programming at 125 outlets nationally. Its future, like prospects for many of the young people who turn to the program, was in doubt. more
Vin Marzullo, state director of the Corporation for National and Community Service, speaks at a Sept. 12 summit marking the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps. The event at the Community College of Rhode Island in Warwick was hosted by Serve Rhode Island. Speakers discussed AmeriCorps’ impact in Rhode Island and the need for continued service. An estimated 200 AmeriCorps members and alums attended, along with U.S. Sen. Jack Reed and other officials. more
The R.I. Department of Labor and Training wants people to see it as a re-employment agency, rather than the place to collect unemployment benefits, says DLT Director Charles J. Fogarty. more
Local, national and global companies that offer corporate team building in Newport see the waterfront city as a spectacular backdrop to activities intended to improve communication and teamwork. more
Ranked as one of the most effective programs in the nation, the Exeter Job Corps is providing just what the Ocean State needs – an effective transitional link to the workplace for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and R.I. Department of Labor and Training Director Charles J. Fogarty last week announced the approval of the state’s fourth nontraditional apprenticeship program, this one targeting the construction industry. more
The Mass. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced last week that preliminary estimates show the state added 8,100 jobs in March and that the total unemployment rate dropped another 0.2 of a percentage point, to 6.3 percent, from the February rate. more
The R.I. Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline has issued policy guidelines for the appropriate use of social media and social networking in medical practice. more
Job openings in the U.S. rose more than forecast in February to a six-year high as employers moved to boost hiring in response to rising consumer demand. more
PROVIDENCE – A new law that went into effect Aug. 31 will require unemployed Rhode Islanders filing for unemployment insurance for the first time must post their resumes to www.employri.org. more
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