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WITH SUPPORT from the Real Jobs Rhode Island initiative, there have been collaborations such as one among Westerly Education Center, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, the R.I. Office of Postsecondary Commissioner and businesses across the state. A trainee learns about circuits at the Westerly Education Center in 2019. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Real Jobs RI eyed for changes under McKee’s ‘Rhode to Prosperity’...

Real Jobs Rhode Island has been a popular workforce development program since it was launched in 2015 under former Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. Now...

State’s highest-paid employees include URI hoops coaches, university president

PROVIDENCE – It pays to be working for the University of Rhode Island, the R.I. Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals and the R.I....

State to hire independent contractor to review Washington Bridge closure 

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Administration will hire a third-party firm to conduct a review of the R.I. Department of Transportation’s analysis of...

R.I. Black Business Association, legal firm say state’s inaction violates federal...

PROVIDENCE – Two years after a report found significant disparities between opportunities awarded to women- and minority-owned businesses, the Rhode Island Black Business Association...

Pay raises on the table for hundreds of state employees

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Administration held a public hearing Wednesday to introduce proposed salary increases for certain Cabinet level officials and agency...

CCRI to privatize campus bookstores

PROVIDENCE – A search is underway by the Community College of Rhode Island for a private vendor to take over operations at the...

Not everyone is sold on McKee’s plan to boost MBE program

AFTER THE STATE last year exceeded the minimum requirements for awarding government contracts to minority- and women-owned businesses, Gov. Daniel J. McKee wants to...
JOSH SAAL, who resigned as the state's housing secretary on Jan. 11 after some leaders expressed disappointment in his performance, has been hired as a temporary consultant by the state. / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP.

State hires Saal as temporary consultant at $105 hourly rate

PROVIDENCE — Weeks after Joshua Saal resigned from a highly criticized tenure as Rhode Island's first secretary of housing, the state has signed the...

What’s R.I.’s solution to prevent data breaches?

The state hasn’t been immune to major data breaches – the latest example being an R.I. Department of Health mishap that exposed the protected...

URI men’s basketball coach, president are top state earners again

PROVIDENCE – The University of Rhode Island men’s basketball coach and school president are again the top two earners among state employees, according to...
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