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As blumshapiro’s industry leader for its construction and real estate group, Luke Ebersold has significant responsibilities. But his move to Rhode Island has given him personal satisfaction, as well as exposure 
to the state’s workforce-
development programs.  / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Responsive government helps develop workforce in way industry needs

Luke Ebersold | Blum, Shapiro & Co. PC Rhode Island managing partnerEven though I’ve spent the last several years living and working in Connecticut,...
WORKFORCE TRAINING: Julian L. Alssid, Community College of Rhode Island’s vice president of workforce partnerships, observes an adult education math class. CCRI introduced workforce training in math several years ago, and is now doing the same for language with its “Spanish for Survivors” pilot course.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Giving employers the skills to speak with their workers

The diversification of Rhode Island’s workforce has resulted in a frequent challenge for many employers. Workers may know enough English to perform their jobs,...
THE DEADLINE to apply to SEG's 2020 Food Accelerator program is Oct. 1.

Application deadline for SEG Food Accelerator program approaches

PROVIDENCE – The deadline to apply for the Social Enterprise Greenhouse 2020 Food Accelerator program is Oct. 1, the nonprofit announced Tuesday.The program will...
DESIGNxRI and Innovate Newport are hosting a five-workshop series in Newport for designers funded by Real Jobs Rhode Island.

Business development workshops for designers begin this week in Newport

NEWPORT – A series of workshops aimed at designers and innovators is set to kick off this week in Newport.Organized by DESIGNxRI and Innovate...
RHODE ISLAND construction employment increased 3.6% year over year to 19,900 jobs in June. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. construction employment increases 3.6% in June

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island construction employment increased 3.6% year over year in June to 19,900 jobs, level with the previous month, according to the...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO announced the the launch of a commercial construction initiative through the Real Jobs RI worker training program overseen by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. Above, working being conducted on the The 6-10 connector, part of the RhodeWorks infrastructure program. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Real Jobs RI to create commercial construction training program

PROVIDENCE – The state is expanding the Real Jobs Rhode Island program to cater to commercial construction employers, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced Monday.The...

Want a job? Cybersecurity is the ticket

The success of the Real Jobs Rhode Island program is predicated on the idea that workforce development should be driven by the needs of...

R.I. Manufacturers Association workshop to focus on training resources

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association will hold a Training in Manufacturing workshop on Aug. 7 at the Providence Marriott Downtown.Those interested in...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With Scott Jensen

Scott Jensen | Director, R.I. Department of Labor and Training1. What’s the biggest success you’ve had since taking the reins at the DLT...
THE CLEAN ENERGY sector employed 16,021 in 2018. / COURTESY BW RESEARCH PARTNERS

Report: Clean energy sector employs more than 16K in 2019

PROVIDENCE – The clean-energy sector in Rhode Island employed 16,021 at the beginning of 2019, according to the 2019 Clean Energy Industry Report released...
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