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Workforce Development
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Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced today her goal of having 70 percent of working-age Rhode Islanders hold a college degree by 2025. more
Stephen Mitchell of Narragansett uses a desktop video magnifier supplied by a local nonprofit to read his mail, the newspaper and his medication-container labels. The nonprofit Ocean State Center for Independent Living in Warwick helped … more
Joe Rando, CEO and president of a small tech company, doesn't hesitate to describe the importance of public incentives in encouraging his company to move less than 20 miles, over the Massachusetts line, to Providence. Without the $521,000 … more
Veterans of the Middle East wars, now attending universities and colleges, have experiences that are sometimes unique among their classmates. They tend to be of "nontraditional" college age, older than 18 to 23 years old, but beyond that, … more
Last year Providence Business News documented the shortfall in state adult job-training programs against the need – for example, in fiscal 2014, while the state averaged 47,468 unemployed people in the labor force, 1,045 received career services … more
There are 3,000 inmates in the state's Adult Correctional Institutions and an additional 24,000 parolees living in the state, according to R.I. Department of Corrections Director A.T. Wall. "It equates to one out of every 20 men in Rhode … more
TAUNTON, Mass. – The South Eastern Economic Development (SEED) Corporation recently made a micro loan to Newport Potters Guild to enable the small business to start a pottery and clay art gallery and create four new jobs. more
For 30 years Providence Business News has been chronicling the local business community's efforts to build and sustain a strong economy. Education is a, if not the, key factor in that effort. Business leaders know that for Rhode Island to … more
John Hazen White Jr. is a bold brand. Anyone watching the history of Rhode Island industry knows that White has earned his flamboyant persona. He is the third generation of the White family to head privately held Taco Group Co., founded in … more
An interesting thing happened as manufacturing continued its steady decline in Rhode Island. By mid-2013, the number of people employed in manufacturing began to rise, according to statistics tallied by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. … more
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