Governor Gina Raimondo
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Let’s Get Back to Work, Rhode Island

COVID-19 has resulted in devastating job losses for thousands of Rhode Islanders and exacerbated the challenges faced by the state’s most vulnerable residents and their families. Many of the jobs lost paid less than $20 per hour, and most didn’t require a college credential. As we think about Rhode Island’s economic comeback, we’re making sure that no one gets left behind.

That’s why I launched Back to Work Rhode Island. It’s a first-of-its-kind workforce development initiative designed to get more than 5,000 Rhode Islanders into good-paying jobs. This program moves away from the old way of doing business – what I like to call the “train and pray” model – and focuses on a new approach: “train, support and hire.” This reimagined paradigm ensures those who have been traditionally underserved and are currently collecting unemployment receive the wraparound supports they need to get back to work.

I want to be clear: getting Rhode Islanders back to work isn’t a goal, it’s a promise. So, if you or a loved one are out of work, please visit the Back to Work website and learn more about the opportunities available to you. I also encourage you to stay up-to-date on news from my office by signing up to receive COVID-19 updates here and by joining the Back to Work RI group on Jobcase.

Together, we’ll get through this – and we’ll come out stronger and more resilient on the other side.

Gina M. Raimondo

Governor

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Fred Goff
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Successfully helping people navigate the "future of work" was always going to require a joint effort between employers, government, educational institutions, and non-profits who collectively have people's best interests at heart. We at Jobcase are proud to support Governor Raimondo on this great program through our platform, community tools and outreach. Great jobs with free training from great institutions if you need it - with jobs thereafter - a fabulous opportunity for Ocean State Jobcasers! Stay tuned here as her team keeps everyone updated, but a very cool template for success in general and very much needed at this time of the Covid-19 recessionary crisis in particular! #StrongerTogether #RhodeIsland #Jobs #FutureOfWork #upskilling #training #opportunity

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Ashley Wilson
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Native Rhode Islander here!! So excited to learn about this initiative and have you here on Jobcase @Governor Gina Raimondo : )

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Laila Nashat
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This is an awesome initiative! I especially like that getting people jobs back "isn't a goal, it's a promise." This is what Rhode Islanders need!

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Elyssa Duncan
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Welcome to the Jobcase Community, @Governor Gina Raimondo :) Back to Work Rhode Island is absolutely fantastic! 👏 I hope this amazing initiative inspires other states to follow in Rhode Island's footsteps!

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Christopher Scranton
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Great announcement of the Jobcase-DLT partnership to help raise awareness of this important jobs & training program! Jobcase is about empowering workers- "free training for a better job, benefits, and pay"- that sounds like an empowering opportunity! Glad to be working with Rhode Island on such a thoughtful and supportive effort.

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Tom Giordano
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Employers have agreed to hire thousands of Rhode Islanders through the Back to Work program. From CVS to Salesforce, Bank of America to Electric Boat, these are great opportunities.

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Daniel Marso
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Yeah right !

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