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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.
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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,...

RIMA, Museum of Work & Culture to kick off Manufacturing Week...

WOONSOCKET – The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association and the Museum of Work & Culture will host a kickoff to Manufacturing Week on Oct. 3...

Five Questions With: Meredith Carroll

Information technology solutions company Vertikal6 held a free webinar recently for the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association on penetration testing, and why it’s important for...

Five Questions With: Dave Chenevert

The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association will host its second annual Congressional Manufacturing Summit at the Providence Marriott Downtown on Sept. 23. The registration deadline...
TECH SUPPORT: Terrence Boylan, left, CEO of PacketLogix, specializing in highly responsive information technology support, consulting and managed IT services, works with client Charles Antone, chief operating officer for Building Enclosure Science.
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Automation increases vulnerability to hacks

At a recent Rhode Island Manufacturers Association breakfast, Cooley Group President and CEO Daniel R. Dwight listened as the roughly 500 attendees were asked...

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...
NOT SATISFIED: Karl Wadensten, president and CEO of VIBCO in Richmond, said he is not satisfied with the North American Free Trade Agreement or the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement because both are designed for each country’s best interest, rather than unifying North America in a three-way partnership.
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R.I. manufacturers differ on USMCA regulations

With ratification of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement dragging on longer than expected, Rhode Island manufacturers’ outlook on the proposed deal is mixed.Some say the...

Let businesses tap virtual net metering

For years, Rhode Island’s business community has been raising alarms over rising electricity costs and their impact on our ability to hire more workers...
STRONG LEADER: Melissa D. Travis is the new president of the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants and the first woman to hold the position since the organization’s formation in 1905.   
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Travis blazing a trail by joining forces

Business Women Awards 2019 | HONOREE Melissa D. Travis, Rhode Island Society of Certified Public AccountantsMelissa D. Travis is breathing new life into the 2,100-member...
STRETCH BREAK: Cranston manufacturer Taco Comfort Solutions hasn’t had any severe injuries in recent years, according to Occupational Health and Safety Administration statistics for severe injuries in Rhode Island workplaces. Circulator assembler Joe Branca, left, leads the residential division in performing stretches every two hours, which has reduced minor injuries and muscular-skeletal complaints.
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How safe is your workplace?

In March 2018, an employee of SMM New England Corp., doing business as Sims Metal Management in Providence, was erecting a sign in the...
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