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With less than two months until the General Assembly begins its 2014 session on Jan. 7, many members of the state’s business community are eager to douse legislators with recommendations in hopes of cranking up the often-sluggish pace of change required to make the state more business-friendly. more
Not long after Rhode Island lawmakers approved a $1.25 million package of new programs to fight joblessness last summer, the state’s unemployment rate began its latest creep upward before settling at 9 percent in November, 2 percentage points higher than the national average and tied for the highest in the country. more
Fluency in Spanish is in demand in Rhode Island’s health care sector, though training and additional pay are limited, even among some of the state’s top employers in the industry. more
Tech Collective celebrated the graduation of its inaugural IT On Demand trainees at a Dec. 20 event held at the Crown Plaza Providence-Warwick. more
For many families, high school graduation is a milestone that signifies the passage to adulthood and the path to a bright future ahead. Unfortunately there is no graduation day for millions of American students who drop out before completing their coursework. more
Lawmakers, educators, business leaders, and state and federal officials will gather on Monday to discuss workforce development and career and technical education at the R.I. Senate’s annual Economic Summit. more
The R.I. Department of Education has announced a partnership with the R.I. Office of Digital Excellence to teach the Broadband Rhode Island digital literacy training curriculum in adult education programs statewide. more
BRISTOL – The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association will offer a second session of its Marine Trades Pre-Apprenticeship Program beginning in late February. more
Rhode Island is awarding $1.5 million in matching training grants to improve the job skills of 4,775 employees at 68 companies in the state. more
Some people think “soft skills” such as showing up on time and being able to communicate well with co-workers are just common sense. more
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