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07/21/2014
By Patricia Daddona PBN Staff Writer Posted 7/20/14 A marine trades and manufacturing job-training program funded with federal, state and Rhode Island Foundation money has trained 100 people to date, 90 percent of whom have found jobs.
07/21/2014
July 21, 2014 01:56 PM Journal staff writer Barbara Polichetti tweets that New England Institute of Technology today celebrates its new Shipbuilding Marine Trades and Advanced Manufacturing Institute (SAMI), a program that Senator Reed says will train people for jobs that "are here today," including jobs at Electric Boat.
07/21/2014
By Rhonda Miller PBN Staff Writer Posted 7/18/14 Mayor Angel Taveras on Friday accepted the U.S. Conference of Mayors' award to Providence as one of four U.S. cities recognized with a 2014 Outstanding Achievement Award in City Livability, originally announced at the annual conference of mayors held in Dallas from June 21-24.

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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.
06/27/2014
In an effort to accelerate innovation in Rhode Island and help local entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses create jobs and compete for approximately $2.5 billion in available federal funding each year from the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (
06/19/2014
In a ceremony today at the State House, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee signed into law the FY 2015 Budget, Bill No. 7133 SUB A as amended relating to making appropriations for the support of the state for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015. In addition, he has included a Letter of Transmittal...

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