Tech companies turn to apprenticeships to solve worker shortage in tight job market

RECRUITING KEY: CEO Rick Norberg, left, speaks with Teddy Kennedy, service desk apprentice, at Vertikal 6 in Warwick. Norberg said the company’s full-time apprenticeships have become the key to recruiting and developing employees.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
RECRUITING KEY: CEO Rick Norberg, left, speaks with Teddy Kennedy, service desk apprentice, at Vertikal 6 in Warwick. Norberg said the company’s full-time apprenticeships have become the key to recruiting and developing employees.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
Rhode Island has been projected to add nearly 2,300 jobs in technology-related occupations during the decade from 2016 to 2026, mostly in the computer and mathematical job sector, R.I. Department of Labor and Training statistics show. DLT statistics also show Rhode Island’s job market has tightened in recent years, making good job candidates harder to…

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