State officials seek funds for Real Jobs RI as federal cuts loom

STERLING STAFF: Chad Cimini, right, president of Cimini & Associates, with employees at the manufacturer’s facility in Westerly, as they work with sterling silver tubing. From left, Maldonado Ruben, background, mill operator; Neptaly Duque, mill operator; Betty Nunez, mill operator; and Cimini.
 / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO
STERLING STAFF: Chad Cimini, right, president of Cimini & Associates, with employees at the manufacturer’s facility in Westerly, as they work with sterling silver tubing. From left, Maldonado Ruben, background, mill operator; Neptaly Duque, mill operator; Betty Nunez, mill operator; and Cimini.
 / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO
Chad Cimini, president of Cimini & Associates Inc., is a fan of Real Jobs Rhode Island. The state workforce-development program has helped connect unemployed and underemployed workers with 400 Rhode Island companies, including Cimini’s manufacturing business based in ­Westerly. “As a manufacturer, we have a high need for skilled labor,” Cimini said during a House…

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