With R.I. manufacturing jobs on the rise, employers seek skilled workers

DAVE CHENEVERT,
 executive director of the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association, said that Ocean State manufacturers are "hiring quite a bit," and are still in need qualified applicants. The state's manufacturing sector added 3,800 jobs year over year in July. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island manufacturing sector reported its largest month-over-month job increase in over a year in July, though some local employers are having difficulty finding skilled workers with the skills to fill positions. The scale of the monthly increase in manufacturing jobs, adding 1,000 jobs from June to July, hadn't been seen in…

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