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The R.I. Department of Labor and Training wants people to see it as a re-employment agency, rather than the place to collect unemployment benefits, says DLT Director Charles J. Fogarty. more
Local, national and global companies that offer corporate team building in Newport see the waterfront city as a spectacular backdrop to activities intended to improve communication and teamwork. more
Ranked as one of the most effective programs in the nation, the Exeter Job Corps is providing just what the Ocean State needs – an effective transitional link to the workplace for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and R.I. Department of Labor and Training Director Charles J. Fogarty last week announced the approval of the state’s fourth nontraditional apprenticeship program, this one targeting the construction industry. more
Nathan Kuznar, 9, gets an unexpected visit from Spiderman on Oct. 8 at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Kuznar and other young patients at the Providence hospital received visits from outside their room windows from workers of Warwick’s Fish Window Cleaning. It was the second visit to the hospital by the workers dressed as superheroes. more
What do Providence, Washington, D.C., and Indianapolis all have in common? more
A study on the “mismatch” between jobs in declining industries and jobs available today does not fully explain Rhode Island’s high unemployment rate, according to a new study released Monday by the College & University Research Collaborative. more
The last decade has seen a significant change in the makeup of Rhode Island's workforce, with traditionally blue-collar industry sectors, including construction, manufacturing, and trade, transportation and utilities losing a combined 33,500 jobs in … more
In yet another sign that Rhode Island’s economy is recovering, an increasing number of Ocean State companies are applying for – and receiving – Incumbent Worker Training grants from the Governor’s Workforce Board. more
Reform is coming to 10 career and tech centers in Rhode Island following recent changes to state law designed to modernize the programs and better connect them to local job opportunities. Educators say they are already collaborating more with the business community, though they want to see local control maintained. more
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