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ASSEMBLY LINE: Machine operator Yahalra Santiago, left, helps Hache Diaz pack soap at Bradford Soap Works Inc. in West Warwick. Bradford CEO and President Stuart Benton says the company has had difficulty filling available positions due to a lack of skilled labor in the state. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Stronger, eager to grow

The flexibility required of Rhode Island manufacturers to stay open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has made many of them stronger, says Kathie Mahoney, center...
MATTHEW WELDON, director of the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, says communication with the unemployed people who have lost their federal unemployment benefits is crucial to get them matched up with a job. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Getting the unemployed to take unfilled jobs isn’t so simple

About 45,000 Rhode Islanders have lost their federal unemployment benefits, but prodding them back into the workforce to ease a labor shortage in some...

Virtual Career Center offers coaching, job meetings and resume help

PROVIDENCE – State workforce development program Back to Work RI and Google Cloud have unveiled a career platform called Virtual Career Center that allows...

We Make RI launches industrial sewing classes to help train displaced...

CRANSTON – Working in conjunction with the Back to Work RI initiative, manufacturing and training organization We Make RI has launched industrial sewing classes. The...
CRUCIAL CREATION: Dr. Pablo Rodriguez, medical director of community relations at Care New England Health System, says forming an independent committee to plan the state’s vaccine distribution will build trust in the process. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Slow-spending R.I. has two months to disperse $900M in CARES Act...

Rhode Island officials rejoiced when they learned in March that the state would get a $1.25 billion slice of the federal coronavirus relief package....

We Make RI raising funds for dye-sublimation project for Back to...

CRANSTON – We Make RI has a Kickstarter campaign underway, looking to raise $15,000 for materials to teach displaced workers textile-industry skills, the nonprofit...

DLT launches COVID-19-related job seeker resource platform

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Labor and Training is launching an online platform called RI Navigator to help job seekers navigate unemployment resources,...

New state partnership with Jobcase to connect job seekers with employment,...

PROVIDENCE - The state will partner with a national technology company to create a Rhode Island-specific online forum aimed at connecting residents with jobs...

A WORK IN PROGRESS: Can a $45M state job-training program meet...

Scott R. Jensen watched helplessly as the number of out-of-work Rhode Islanders soared when COVID-19 hit in March. For months, unemployment claims climbed higher. And...
BACK IN PRINT: PBN’s print issue is back! It was last published on March 20, when the state was in the midst of a near shutdown of its economy to help stop the spread of COVID 19.

Return of PBN print edition one more sign of state’s slow...

This week’s issue marks the return of PBN’s print edition, one more sign of Rhode Island’s slow comeback from March’s near economic shutdown to...

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