New initiative to match Rhode Islanders in recovery with jobs

GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO announced Wednesday a plan to help Rhode Islanders in recovery land jobs and skills training opportunities through a $4 million, federally-funded initiative. Rhode Island College President Frank D. Sanchez, left, will co-chair an ad-hoc committee to generate guidelines which local businesses can follow to be known as
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO announced a plan to help Rhode Islanders in recovery land jobs and skills training opportunities through a $4 million, federally-funded initiative. Rhode Island College President Frank D. Sanchez, left, will co-chair an ad-hoc committee to generate guidelines which local businesses can follow to be known as "recovery friendly." / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE
PROVIDENCE - In an effort to reach Rhode Islanders in recovery and match them with open jobs and skills training opportunities, on Wednesday, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced a new Recovery-Friendly Workplace Initiative funded by a $4 million federal labor grant. "A good job is essential to ... recovery," said Raimondo in a statement. "People who…

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