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Vin Marzullo, state director of the Corporation for National and Community Service, speaks at a Sept. 12 summit marking the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps. The event at the Community College of Rhode Island in Warwick was hosted by Serve Rhode Island. Speakers discussed AmeriCorps’ impact in Rhode Island and the need for continued service. An estimated 200 AmeriCorps members and alums attended, along with U.S. Sen. Jack Reed and other officials. more
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
In choosing a new name, the former Rhode Island Manufacturing Extension Service looked to the North Star to project a sense of guidance and strategic direction for the state’s manufacturers. 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
Of the 17 unemployed and underemployed nurses participating in the “Passport to Practice” nurse residency program, 13 landed jobs – six full time, five part time and two per diem, months before the end of the program’s first year. more
Greg Woods has been the heir apparent at West Warwick electronics manufacturer Astro-Med since being hired as chief operating officer in the fall of 2012, as part of the company’s strategic growth plan. Around the same time the Rochester, N.Y. native officially took over as CEO at the end of January, Astro-Med announced the $6.7 million acquisition of competitor Miltope Corp.’s line of aviation printers. It was the first of what Woods hopes will be a series of expansion initiatives and will bring manufacturing now done in Alabama to the Ocean State. The average consumer will likely never come in direct contact with Astro-Med’s specialized printers and data-acquisition devices, but Woods says they have a bright future. more
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