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
Marriot Hotel is hosting a Virtual Job Fair for Assistant Sous Chefs, Assistant Room Operations Managers, Restaurant Supervisors, Guest Service Support Experts, Front Desk Representative, Lost Prevention Officer, and Maintenance Engineers.
WHEN: TOMORROW, April 21th, 2021 at 1:00 P.M.
Senior Helpers is hiring 20+ full and part-time Certified Nursing Assistants throughout client's homes in Providence, East Providence, Cranston, Pawtucket, Warwick, West Warwick, Johnston, Smithfield, Middletown, Cumberland, Coventry, South County, and more.
Applicants must have a valid Rhode Island CNA license - Temporary CNA license accepted, BCI required.
Pay Rate: $14.00/hour, (full mileage reimbursement for client's errands and transportation).
Apply and interview for open positions at Senior Helpers’ upcoming virtual recruitment event:
WHEN: April 21, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lifespan is hosting a virtual job fair in search of Room Service Hosts, Food Services Workers, Housekeeping Aids, Laundry Aids, Hospitality Services, and Environmental Services.
If you're interested in applying and would like to speak directly with a hiring representative, register for the virtual job fair now.
WHEN: Thursday, April 22, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lifespan Workforce S.T.A.T. Program, in partnership with CCRI, is offering a FREE 11-week Pharmacy Technician course to prepare individuals for a successful future career in healthcare. Students will be thoroughly trained in the basic concepts of pharmacy calculations, practice math concepts, and understand calculations needed to become a certified pharmacy technician. This program is taking place on a rolling basis. Register now for an info session!
Skills for Rhode Island's Future (Skills RI) is now recruiting candidates for their Fast Track To CNC Manufacturing Training Program.
This is a FREE 20-week long program that offers PAID classroom training and shop experience to prepare participants for positions in CNC Machinist / Manufacturing careers throughout RI.
PROGRAM START DATE: May 17, 2021 HOURS: 8:00AM to 4:00 PM daily; Monday through Friday WHERE: Providence, RI (CCRI Campus)
A New Enrollment Period (NEP) is available through HealthSource RI to Rhode Islanders who still need 2021 health coverage. This NEP began on February 15th and will continue through August 15th , 2021. Lawfully present immigrants (asylees, green card holders, refugees, etc.) can enroll in health coverage. Sign up today and your coverage could begin as soon as May 1st!
Plus, health coverage through HealthSource RI is now more affordable than ever! The American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) provides most HealthSource RI customers with additional financial help to reduce their monthly coverage costs. Additionally, customers who were not eligible to receive financial help in the past may now be eligible.
Visit HealthSourceRI.com/NEP to learn more or call 1-855-840-4774 to see what financial help you may be eligible for.
Are you currently underemployed or unemployed, or simply looking for a change in your career? Are you a college student taking a gap year, or looking for a flexible work schedule? Did you know that anyone with two years of college experience can substitute teach in RI?
The Highlander Institute, in partnership with Rhode Island Department of Education, and Freedom Dreams, LLC is now recruiting for their Substitute Teacher Training Program.
The program is accepting applicants on a rolling basis.
Once candidates successfully finish the course, they will be placed with a RI school district for hiring. Current substitute rates range from $90-$150 per day!
RIOPC is recruiting for a FREE Process Technologist training program to prepare you for a career as a process technologist.
This program will familiarize you with chemical processing and government regulations; safety and workplace responsibilities; physical properties and determinations; chemical calculations; handling chemicals; pressure and vacuum; sampling; fluid mechanics and plumbing; computer control and monitoring systems; standard operating procedures; basic electricity; process operations; and soft skills. No prior experience is necessary!
The program begins on April 26, 2021 and will be held at the Westerly Education Center.
Do have a passion for helping others? Skills for Rhode Island's Future (SkillsRI), now accepting application for its FREE Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training Program
Participants will earn an emergency temporary license, join SkillsRI's dispatch program & earn $25/hour while completing clinical work leading to full certification as a CNA. The program will take place virtually and in-person. Apply today!