Providence Workforce Director Named to National Mayors’ Workforce Leadership Council


Robert Ricci, 29-year veteran of city government and has
served in this capacity for 14 years, named to U.S. Conference of Mayors
Workforce Development Council Leadership

Providence -Robert L. Ricci, Esq., director of Workforce Solutions of Providence /
Cranston and the capital city’s workforce office, has been named to the 2014 Board
of Trustees of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Workforce Development Council (WDC)
leadership. That announcement was made at the organization’s recent winter meeting
in Washington, D.C.

The WDC is an integral part of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, providing policy and
legislative recommendations on business and jobs development issues, and was
established in 1977 to advise Congress and the U.S. Department of Labor, «to direct
more employment and training funds to cities, identify key issues in workforce
development that affect cities, and assure the role of cities is paramount in
workforce development cities,» according to that national body.

«It is both important and prestigous to have the City of Providence represented on
this respected Council, and to have a clear voice for our residents about the
programs and initiatives necessary to address unemployment, job creation and job
training,» said Mayor Taveras.

The Mayor noted that job development is a core element of his 20-point plan,
Putting Providence Back to Work, and noted, «This is a select group of
representatives who will help argue the case of cities like Providence and regions
of the country disproportionately affected by the economic downturn, from which this
state is still recovering, and we are lucky to have someone of Bob Ricci’s talent
and experience recognized on this national stage,» Taveras said.