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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
Rhode Island businesses have long complained that too many young job seekers don't have the basic math, reading and writing skills needed to fill available jobs. At a 2012 Providence Business News Summit on Employers & Education, Community … more
The U.S. economy looks set to come out of its soft patch just as the labor market entered one of its own. more
PROVIDENCE – The city of Fall River had the highest jobless rate in December of the four cities in the metro area at 9.3 percent, even though it declined 3.4 percentage points from a year ago, … more
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