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08/21/2014
By Rhonda Miller PBN Staff Writer Posted 8/21/14 General Dynamics Electric Boat is in a hiring surge to meet the requirements of U.S. Navy contracts and has already added more than 720 new employees at its Quonset Point facility since the beginning of the year, according to Jason Vlaun, the company's human resources manager.
08/21/2014
By Patricia Daddona PBN Staff Writer Posted 8/20/14 The Corporation for National and Community Service has awarded a $345,000 grant to Rhode Island Campus Compact to bring 23 new AmeriCorps VISTA members into the state to help build campus-community partnerships supporting education and economic opportunity.
08/21/2014
By Patricia Daddona PBN Staff Writer Posted 8/20/14 The Genesis Center is one of 30 nonprofits across the country to be named a "model program" in the National Skills Coalition by Vice President Joseph Biden.

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08/05/2014
The Northeastern Economic Development Association (NEDA) will recognize the Greater Rhode Island: Think Bigger website with two top awards at its annual conference gala on September 8th. The new economic development site, created and maintained by Commerce RI, the Greater Providence Chamber of...
07/24/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC), an initiative implemented from within Commerce RI, today announced the six recipients of Rhode Island Collaborative Research Grants. The awards will provide $445,092 in support to projects, representing...
07/09/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that the State of Rhode Island will "go green" by launching Apply RI, a new online job application website. Apply RI is a web-based, workforce management system that provides a streamlined process for job seekers searching for employment with the state.

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