Central Falls joins force with the RI Department of Labor and Training, and the Workforce Partnership of Greater RI

CENTRAL FALLS, RI – On Wednesday, October 11th, from 9 to 12 , Mayor James A. Diossa and the City of Central Falls will be hosting the 3rd Annual Central Falls Job Fair at Knights of Columbus Hall in Central Falls. The initiative, spearheaded by Councilwoman Carlene Fonseca three years ago, comes as a collaboration between the City, the RI Department of Labor and Training, and the Workforce Partnership of Greater RI. The primary goal is to connect Rhode Island businesses with the large, diverse pool of Central Falls and neighboring community job seekers who are actively seeking employment in…
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DMV starts mandatory reservation program Thursday For customers seeking license, registration reinstatements

CRANSTON, – The Division of Motor Vehicles begins a MANDATORY reservation program for service in its Adjudication Office beginning Thursday, Oct. 5 as the Division continues the operational improvements started earlier this year with the launch of a new computer system. Customers seeking Adjudication Office service will now be required to first secure a reservation for most transactions by visiting and accessing the Customer Reservations portal. The Adjudication Office accounts for about 10 percent of customer volume at the DMV’s Cranston headquarters – about 1,000 people per month use this office. Customers making a reservation should bring with them a…
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October is Manufacturing Month in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today declared October as Manufacturing Month in the State of Rhode Island. Joined by Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor, Department of Labor and Training Director Scott Jensen, Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Ken Wagner and other members of her administration, the Governor signed the proclamation after visiting manufacturing classes at Davies Career & Technical High School. "When I was growing up, my father's manufacturing job at Bulova Watch put food on our table," said Governor Raimondo. "It's crucial that we continue to invest in new skills and job training to ensure that manufacturing remains…
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RI Receives $24.5 Million to Help Students GEAR UP for College Federal funds will help disadvantaged students with college prep

WASHINGTON, DC -- Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressman James Langevin and David Cicilline today joined the Rhode Island Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner and The College Crusade to announce a new federal grant that could provide up to $ million over the next seven years to help public school students across the state succeed in school, prepare for college, and earn a postsecondary degree. The Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant program is designed to help economically disadvantaged students, starting in the middle grades, prepare academically, socially, and financially for success in…
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Raimondo Directs U.S. and Rhode Island Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of the Victims of the Las Vegas Shooting

PROVIDENCE,  - In accordance with a Presidential Proclamation, Governor Gina M. Raimondo has ordered that the and Rhode Island flags at all state facilities and buildings be flown at half-staff until sunset on October 6, 2017 in honor of the victims of the shooting in Las Vegas.   "This morning, millions of Americans woke up to news of horror and devastation from Las Vegas," said Governor Raimondo. "Rhode Islanders stand with the people of Nevada, and send our condolences to the family and friends of those lost. In the wake of this senseless tragedy, there have been glimmers of hope in the stories…
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Gobernadora Raimondo pide ayuda de los ciudadanos de RI para Puerto Rico

La gobernadora de Rhode Island, Gina Raimondo, emprendió el jueves una campaña en el estado para ayudar a Puerto Rico tras la devastación causada por los recientes huracanes en el Caribe. La funcionaria demócrata anunció la iniciativa después de hablar con el gobernador de Puerto Rico. En la iniciativa se alienta a los habitantes del estado de Rhode Island a la recaudación de fondos entre la comunidad empresarial para entregarlo a organizaciones en Puerto Rico.
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Raimondo Signs Legislation Guaranteeing Paid Sick Leave for Rhode Island Employees

PROVIDENCE, ;- Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by legislative sponsors, members of her Cabinet and community advocates, today signed legislation guaranteeing paid sick leave for more than 100,000 Rhode Island employees. "Being able to recover from an illness or care for a sick relative without having to worry about losing your job or going without pay is a basic right that Rhode Islanders deserve," said Governor Raimondo. "Treating workers with dignity and respect is imperative to creating a strong, productive workforce, but more importantly, it's the right thing to do. I want to thank every legislator, community advocate and citizen…
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Rhode Island State Police Announces Recruitment Campaign for 2018 State Police Training Academy

Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, today announced the start of a recruitment campaign for the 2018 Rhode Island State Police Training Academy. Colonel Assumpico's top priority since being appointed as Superintendent of State Police has been to recruit and promote a gender- and racially diverse mix of men and women who reflect the ethnic and cultural diversity of the communities they serve. She already has promoted 10 women and members of minority groups - nearly a third of the 36 people she has promoted so far.…
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Raimondo Signs 38 Studios Transparency Legislation

PROVIDENCE, - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today signed legislation that makes public previously undisclosed records from the state's investigation of 38 Studios. The Governor also announced her administration will immediately file an objection to a court order obtained in June by Attorney General Peter Kilmartin blocking the release of documents from the 38 Studios investigation even after the Governor has signed the bill into law. "I was against 38 Studios from the very beginning and believe that Rhode Islanders deserve to know what happened," Governor Raimondo said. "It's time for Attorney General Kilmartin to stop opposing the will of the…
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Rhode Island State Police Announces Recruitment Drive for 2018 Rhode Island Police Training Academy

North Scituate, RI - Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety held a news conference at State Police Headquarters to announce the launch of a recruitment drive for the 2018 Rhode Island State Police Training Academy. Colonel Assumpico was joined by Cheryl A. Burrell, Associate Director of the Rhode Island Office of Diversity, Equity and Opportunity, as well our community outreach partners. They discuss some of the specific new initiatives that will be undertaken to attract and retain a gender- and racially diverse group of men and women…
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