Politics

Business, Labor Leaders Say Gina Raimondo Is Best Candidate To Put Rhode Islanders Back To Work

PROVIDENCE, RI - Several Rhode Island business and labor leaders today announced their support for Gina Raimondo's comprehensive jobs plan. With one of the highest unemployment rates in the country, the question Rhode Islanders are asking is which candidate is best suited to lead an economic comeback. Today, leaders from academia, small business, food, labor, and major state employers answered: “Innovation is the key to Rhode Island’s future. We can help our existing businesses grow, and create hundreds of new businesses, if we can harness the good ideas coming out of Rhode Island’s world-class colleges and universities. Gina’s jobs plan calls…
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Community

Mayors Taveras and Fung to Host Job Fair for Military, Veterans and Their Families at Providence Career & Technical Academy

Ninety companies to participate with more than 500 job openings; Brief opening ceremony featuring Brigadier General Petrarca, Hope High School Junior ROTC and area veterans PROVIDENCE, RI - Providence Mayor Angel Taveras and Cranston Mayor Allan Fung are co-hosting a job fair for Rhode Island's military, veterans and their families on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 1 at the Providence Career & Technical Academy, 41 Fricker Street, Providence. There will be 90 businesses that are actively hiring on hand for the event, which will include a brief opening ceremony and four workshops for attendees. This event will be the fourteenth…
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Featured

Chafee and QDC Board Set To Welcome Greencore USA to Quonset Business Park

Quonset, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) announced today that its Board of Directors is set to approve a 50-year lease that would make Greencore USA a new tenant at Quonset Business Park. Greencore, a convenience food manufacturer, plans to build a 107,000-square-foot facility, which would house more than 390 employees. The new facility could also be expanded another 40,000 square feet, positioning Greencore to employ more than 600 people at Quonset at full build out. "This is a good day for Rhode Island, and another indication of how investing in our state assets…
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Raimondo Launches Jobs Plan Rollout

Begins With Manufacturing and Workforce Development SMITHFIELD- Rhode Island is in a jobs crisis. At percent, our state has the highest unemployment rate in the country, but that number does not fully capture how bad things really are. Between people who are under-employed and those who have stopped looking for work, our unemployment rate is actually closer to 15 percent. To address this pressing problem, we need a governor with vision who will set the tone at the top and make job creation the number one priority. This morning, Gina began to lay out a comprehensive plan to grow our economy…
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