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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...
SPENDING PRIORITIES: Yet again, the General Assembly seems to reject Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s programs designed to grow Rhode Island’s economy, in this case through improved worker-training ­programs.
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Yet again, GA chooses spending over investment in R.I.’s future

It is clear what vision of Rhode Island the General Assembly has.Rather than slowing down the elimination of the state’s car tax, the fiscal...
PRIMARY INVESTMENT: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has made investments in people, such as through the Real Jobs Rhode Island program, a signature of her administration. Above, Megan Cortesi and Jeremy Demers learn how industrial systems handle liquids at the Westerly Education Center.
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

As always, it’s all about people when it comes to the...

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo understands that the best and most long-lasting investment is in people. From the Real Jobs Rhode Island program, to Rhode...
PROPOSALS FOR  Real Jobs Rhode Island grants are due Friday, no later than 3 p.m.

State announces 12 new Real Jobs RI participants

PROVIDENCE – More than $1.5 million in state and federal money will go toward training new and existing employees at a dozen Rhode Island...

Employers getting ‘skin’ in job training

Part of Rhode Island’s economic future depends on the state’s ability to keep pushing the envelope on job training, and that includes getting employers...

Five Questions With: Phil Ward

With senior population growth, or the “silver tsunami,” many baby boomers will hit retirement age at the same time. In the United States, manufacturers...
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