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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,...
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Workforce development programs need resources, not cutbacks

Earlier this year, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo addressed the Newport County Chamber of Commerce and provided some insight into her budget priorities for 2019...

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...
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...
CHARTERCARE HEALTH PARTNERS IS CLOSING the St. Joseph School of Nursing, citing enrollment and tuition issues. / COURTESY OUR LADY OF FATIMA HOSPITAL

CharterCARE closes St. Joseph School of Nursing

NORTH PROVIDENCE – CharterCARE Health Partners announced that it will permanently close the St. Joseph School of Nursing this year after 117 years of...
STOREFRONTS: Journeyman glazer Michael Bennacchia of Chandler Architects works on the interior storefronts during renovation of the Empire Street wing of the Providence Public Library.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Training at heart of PPL’s new mission

The Providence Public Library, the grand dame of Rhode Island’s public libraries, is just a shell of its former self … literally.Last fall the...
BAYCOAST BANK received a $235,200 grant from the Workforce Training fund Program in Massachusetts to train 371 workers over the next two years. The bank also expects to create 30 positions by 2021. / COURTESY BAYCOAST BANK

BayCoast Bank receives $235K from Mass. for worker training

SWANSEA – BayCoast Bank was awarded $235,200 from the Mass. Workforce Training Fund Program to help 371 workers grow in their jobs and increase...
ORSTED AND EVERSOURCE, owners of the proposed Revolution Wind farm, pledged $4.5 million for higher education programs and wind energy supply chain programs in Rhode Island. Above, the Block Island Wind Farm. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Orsted and Eversource commit additional $4.5M to wind sector training/supply chain...

PROVIDENCE – Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind and Eversource pledged $4.5 million Monday to talent and workforce development in Rhode Island based on the Revolution...
MARIE GHAZAL, CEO of the Rhode Island Free Clinic, was named the New England Businesswoman of the Year by the Bryant University Women's Summit. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RYAN T. CONATY

Ghazal named Businesswoman of Year at Bryant Women’s Summit

SMITHFIELD – Rhode Island Free Clinic CEO Marie Ghazal was recognized as the New England Businesswoman of the Year for 2019 Friday at the...
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