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R.I. launching $45M ‘back to work’ program

PROVIDENCE – The state will use $45 million of its federal stimulus funds to create a workforce development initiative to provide training and coaching...
SPIN CYCLE: New England Institute of Technology Advanced Manufacturing Coordinator Todd Sposato, right, works with student Zach Carmody, 24, of Charlestown on the lathe at the Shipbuilding/Marine and Advanced Manufacturing Institute workroom at New England Tech’s Warwick campus. 
PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

New England Tech’s SAMI program infuses local economy with trained machinists

PBN MANUFACTURING AWARDS 2020 | Workforce Development & Productivity: New England Institute of Technology Shipbuilding/Marine and Advanced Manufacturing Institute IT’S THE TYPE of program that...

Rhode Island Foundation promotes Claudia Cornejo to lead economic security

Claudia Cornejo has been appointed a strategic initiative officer at the Rhode Island Foundation, where she will lead the Foundation’s activities and grant-making for...
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...
Gary Sasse

COVID-19 will change how states compete for jobs

COVID-19 has triggered an economic contraction unlike any other. States that adopt a strategic vision to address the crisis will have a better chance...

After pandemic, replacing workers will be costly

The labor market is changing rapidly with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Many organizations have laid off or furloughed workers, or are considering it....

UMass Dartmouth receives $4.6M grant from U.S. Navy for marine tech...

DARTMOUTH – The U.S. Navy has awarded a $4.6 million grant to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth to fund research projects with the Newport-based...

Old folks have all the top jobs, and it’s not good...

Why so many of America’s best and brightest college graduates go into management consulting, finance or law school is a perennial question. There are...

Age discrimination is bad for bottom line

Of all the kinds of employment discrimination, hiring younger workers in preference to older ones earns the least public condemnation. That’s a growing problem,...

Roshni Darnal joins United Way as Grants and Initiatives Manager, Workforce...

Part of UWRI’s Community Investment team as Grants and Initiatives Manager for Workforce Development, Roshni Darnal oversees the organization’s work on adult education and...

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