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GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO announced Wednesday a plan to help Rhode Islanders in recovery land jobs and skills training opportunities through a $4 million, federally-funded initiative. Rhode Island College President Frank D. Sanchez, left, will co-chair an ad-hoc committee to generate guidelines which local businesses can follow to be known as "recovery friendly." / COURTESY

New initiative to match Rhode Islanders in recovery with jobs

PROVIDENCE - In an effort to reach Rhode Islanders in recovery and match them with open jobs and skills training opportunities, on Wednesday, Gov....

R.I. receives $3.9M for job training program for Rhode Islanders in...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has received $3.9 million in federal funds to support job training for Rhode Islanders in addiction recovery, Gov. Gina M....
BUILDING A PARTNERSHIP: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced the creation of a postsecondary job-training program to be based in Woonsocket, with Larry J. Merlo-led CVS Health as one of the industry partners. 
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO; COURTESY CVS HEALTH

New Woonsocket training center grand idea but needs more detail

Building on the success of the Westerly Education Center, which through industry partnerships (and funding) has helped train more than 1,000 postsecondary students for...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION awarded $6.9 million in grants to adult education programs in the state.

RIDE awards $6.9M for adult education programs

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Education has awarded $6.9 million in grants to support 21 adult education programs in Rhode Island, the department...
SKILLS BUILDER: Suzannah MacDonald, left, a fine gardener at Wild & Scenic in South Kingstown, jumped at the chance to participate in the Rhode Island Nursery and Landscape Association’s apprenticeship program to hone her skills. MacDonald is working with Wild & Scenic owner Meg Gallagher.  / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

PBN on WJAR-TV, May 14, 2018

Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break to discuss the newspaper’s most recent cover story and other...

For more than a century, Goodwin-Bradley has taken the road less traveled, says President Robert Goodwin, the third generation of 
the family-owned business to be in charge of the Providence manufacturer. And it has 
yielded positive results. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

People – the greatest challenge and reward

Robert Goodwin | Goodwin-Bradley Pattern Co. presidentAs the current steward of this 106-year-old family business, I am often asked what has been the most...
A SIGNIFICANT BOOST: Small businesses such as MIKEL, headed by President Kelly Mendell, right (with Dave Lambert, engineer and program manager), who was named Rhode Island’s Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration, employ more than half of all private-sector workers in the state.  / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Healthy small businesses mean a healthy R.I. economy

We are near the end of National Small Business Week, a celebration of those businesses that form an important, one might say essential, backbone...

Leave UI fund alone, fund Real Jobs RI

Good intentions do not transform bad choices into good ones. Exhibit A now on display is the Raimondo administration’s proposal to take money from...

Professional Women’s Leadership Association, Nexus, Opens RI Chapter

PROVIDENCE - For the past year, the Women in Leadership Nexus has united powerhouse women committed to launching their leadership journey and co-creating a...
LISTENING: Miellette McFarlane, interim director of Real Jobs Rhode Island, answers a question at the PBN Workforce Development Summit. From left: Lisa Abbott, Lifespan; Damian Ewens, Opportunity@Work; McFarlane; Tim Hebert, Carousel Industries of North America and Trilix; Matthew Reeber, Pannone, Lopes, Devereaux & O’Gara; and Douglas H. Sherman, New England Institute of Technology. / PBN PHOTO/­PAMELA BHATIA

Summit: Growing talent pool collaborative effort

“No matter where you are – California, Dallas, Chicago – finding talent is one of the biggest challenges” to successfully running a business, said...
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