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Governor Gina Raimondo
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4 months ago
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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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Daniel Marso
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Yeah right !

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Kareh Grimmer
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This sounds amazing!

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Back to Work RI
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3 days ago
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FREE Youth Workforce Skills Training

Foster Forward is recruiting for a FREE 12-week Workforce Training program to enhance the career readiness and provide youth affected by foster care with the services and supports they need to succeed.

Participants in this program will receive 12 hours of workforce skills training, one-on-one career coaching, resume writing and interview preparation assistance, needs-based financial support, paid work experience, and job training, GED, or post-secondary placement assistance. Former or current foster youth between the ages of 16-26 are eligible. The program enrollment is rolling and will be held both virtually and in-person from now until June.

Learn More!

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Back to Work RI
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5 days ago
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FREE Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Training

Teamsters Local 251 is offering a FREE Commercial Driver’s License training to prepare you for a rewarding career as a Tractor Trailer Driver.

No experience is necessary, and the program is accepting applicants on a rolling basis. Upon successful completion, participants will be able to get a job with one of the many employers partnered with Teamsters Local 251.

Learn More and sign up today

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Back to Work RI
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4 days ago
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Free Interactive Webinar/Workshop

Have you lost your job, or are you looking for additional income, or want to take steps to improve your career prospects in the COVID-19 economy?

Rogers Free Library is offering FREE virtual job strategies workshops from now through March 2021.

Here are this month’s upcoming workshops:

Thursday, January 14th at 7pm: Career Direction—small group session for all work backgrounds exploring paths to employment.

Wednesday, January 20th at 7pm: Managing Stress & Building Resilience—a session to learn and share ways to address stress and stay flexible amid changing times, led by a holistic career coach.

Thursday, January 28th at 7pm: Resume Writing—small group session for all work backgrounds focused on resume writing.

Register today!

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Back to Work RI
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10 days ago
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FREE Customer Service/Retail Training

AccessPoint, in partnership with CVS Health, is offering a FREE 8-10 week Customer Service/Retail training to prepare you for a career in any service industry. Participants in this program will learn computer skills, soft skills, business networking, interviewing and resume development. Upon completion, graduates will be awarded a certificate of completion. The program provides intensive job search and placement as well as ongoing support to ensure success.

The program has an open enrollment and will be held virtually Monday through Fridays (Fridays for individualized tutorials, 1:1 support, and make up days).

Learn More!

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Michael Carvalho
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Newport RI

Sights of Newport RI I worked at and you can too!

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Michael Carvalho
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Beautiful site in RI

Passing through RI

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Michael Carvalho
11 days ago
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Newport RI at Work!

This was off of Ocean Drive!

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Michael Carvalho
11 days ago
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Newport RI

Why working in Newport RI yesterday!

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Back to Work RI
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11 days ago
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FREE Machine and Marine Training Program

Skills for Rhode Island’s Future is working with Polaris MEP and the RI Marine Trades Association to search for candidates who are looking to re-enter the workforce ASAP. If you enjoy learning new skills on the job and prefer a career where you can work with your hands, then this is the opportunity for you!

Successful participants in this program will be matched with an employer, hired at $15+ an hour, and then have the opportunity to learn and/or further develop their skills in the following areas: welding, forklift driving, mechanics, blueprint reading, metal working, painting, fiberglass or carbon fiber fabrication, sanding, boatyard help, and MORE!

No experience necessary and it’s FREE! The training accepts applicants on a rolling basis.

Apply now!

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Back to Work RI
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12 days ago
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FREE Youth Workforce Skills Training

Foster Forward is recruiting for a FREE 12-week Workforce Training program to enhance the career readiness and provide youth affected by foster care with the services and supports they need to succeed.

Participants in this program will receive 12 hours of workforce skills training, one-on-one career coaching, resume writing and interview preparation assistance, needs-based financial support, paid work experience, and job training, GED, or post-secondary placement assistance.

Former or current foster youth between the ages of 16-26 are eligible.

The program enrollment is rolling and will be held both virtually and in-person from now until June.

Learn more!

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