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TRAINING HUB: Jennifer Menard, left, interim vice president of economic and business development at Bristol Community College, and Laura Douglas, college president, stand outside the future home of the school’s National Offshore Wind Institute on the New Bedford waterfront. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Unchartered training: How does region build workforce for new wind sector?

Toiling hundreds of feet above the open ocean, sometimes amid stormy weather and battering waves, technicians in the offshore wind industry need not only...

Governor’s panel tackles workforce issues

PROVIDENCE – Issues associated with Rhode Island's workforce were discussed during Gov. Daniel J. McKee's weekly R.I. 2030: Community Conversations event on Thursday. A panel...
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION, with the support of the Economic Progress Institute and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council, is launching a new initiative to develop recommendations on how the state can spend the federal stimulus it is expected to receive from the American Rescue Plan Act. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Foundation launches initiative to develop recommendations for state on stimulus...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation announced Wednesday that, with the support of the Economic Progress Institute and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council,...
IT’S PAID OFF: Rida Jawed, left, a 2020 Lincoln High School graduate, participated in PrepareRI’s Summer Internship program for two summers. The first year, she served as a paid social media intern for Dr. Day Care in Smithfield with fellow student intern Kenzi Gilmore, right. 

Crisis not holding back R.I. internship initiative

Rida Jawed’s summer job was not the standard summer-before-college gig. Rather than slinging burgers or lifeguarding at a community pool, the 19-year-old Lincoln High School...
ULTIMATE GIFT: Skills for Rhode Island’s Future holds an annual holiday giving event, in which it selects a charity to support and employees wrap gifts for families and kids.

Skills for Rhode Island’s Future

PBN Best Places to Work 2020 SMALL COMPANIES 14. Skills for Rhode Island’s Future Employees in R.I.: 41 Executive Director Nina Pande Questions answered by: Senior Recruiter Hernan...

Five Questions With Nina Pande

Nina Pande | Executive director, Skills for Rhode Island’s Future 1. Skills for Rhode Island’s Future is partnering with the state on its new workforce-training...

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...
Nina Pande

Amid COVID-19, employers need to change hiring approach 

As Rhode Island begins kick-starting recovery efforts, employers need to start thinking about their hiring plans. More than 230,000 Rhode Islanders have filed for unemployment...
HELP WANTED: Bradford Soap Works Inc. in West Warwick is one of numerous Rhode Island companies hiring even though the economy has hit the skids during the corona­virus pandemic. In this 2018 file photo, CEO and President Stuart Benton works on the packing floor with Bradford employees. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Some R.I. employers on hiring spree

Stifled as it is by the coronavirus pandemic, Rhode Island’s economy still has a pulse with some employers hiring while others are laying off...

Skills for Rhode Island’s Future to receive $1.5M grant to aid...

JOHNSTON – A local nonprofit that helps connect individuals to employers for job opportunities will see its high-school internship program receive a significant financial...

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