PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Labor and Training is seeking employer partners for the Real Jobs Rhode Island program, the department announced Monday evening. The federally funded, competitive workforce and economic development grant program allows employers to partner with the state and other entities to meet their workforce needs and advance the skills of existing workers. The program includes placing employees into job openings, further developing current employees, helping business owners and entrepreneurs grow their ventures, and creating a workforce pipeline going forward. Applications are due by 4 p.m. on Friday, March 22. The DLT is hosting a pre-proposal conference Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 1 p.m. at its offices at 1511 Pontiac Ave., building 72-1, Cranston. More information on the program may be found on the DLT website. … [Read more...] about DLT seeking Real Jobs R.I. partners
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NORTH KINGSTOWN – As offshore wind farms begin to pop up along the Eastern Seaboard, Rhode Island – home to the first such alternative energy plant – is preparing to defend its position among the nation’s top wind-friendly states. Over the last 10 months, WindWinRI, a $100,000 Real Jobs Rhode Island grant program announced Thursday by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo at North Kingstown-based manufacturer Anvil International LLC, has developed a high school certification curriculum to prepare the next generation of local wind energy workers. “For every one commercial offshore wind project, 1,000 supply chain jobs [are created],” Kristin Urbach, executive director of the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce, told Providence Business News in an interview Thursday. “Offshore wind is an excellent source of local, clean and reliable alternative energy,” said Urbach, adding a pipeline is necessary to fill the jobs coming via Deepwater Wind projects … [Read more...] about Governor, Real Jobs RI promote R.I. as home to next-gen wind energy workforce
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by The skater company says goodbye to the music festival that made it cool. ByMedea Giordano July 3, 2018 The Vans Warped Tour — the music festival that has crossed the country each year since 1995, and is frequently called a “punk rock summer camp” — is on its last run. For 24 years, the Warped Tour created spaces for metal, punk and ska fans to meet their idols and mosh together under the hot sun: Each summer, about 70 bands and artists would play in some 40 locations, welcoming hundreds of thousands of tattooed concertgoers clad in band tees and Vans checkered slip-ons. Many musical acts that helped define the late 1990s and early 2000s graced Warped Tour’s stages, including But recently, the show’s popularity has declined, among both bands and attendees. Some music festivals are … [Read more...] about R.I.P. Warped Tour. At Least We Still Have Vans.
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Nicholas Kusnetz InsideClimate News July 03, 2018 Rhode Island became the first state to sue oil companies over the effects of climate change, filing a complaint Monday that seeks damages for the costs associated with protecting the state from rising seas and severe weather.Standing atop a sea wall in Narragansett, state Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin compared the case to lawsuits filed decades ago against tobacco companies and said it would hold ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP, Royal Dutch Shell, and others accountable for the harm they have caused.“Big oil knew for decades that greenhouse gas pollution from their operations and their products were having a significant and detrimental impact on the earth’s climate,” he said. “Instead of working to reduce that harm, these companies chose to conceal the dangers, undermine public support for … [Read more...] about Faced with the costs of climate change, R.I. sues fossil-fuel companies
PROVIDENCE – In the federal Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017, there was a provision designed to encourage investment in low-income areas that will be designated as “opportunity zones.” The areas that will be named as opportunity zones will allow investors to qualify for tax incentives by reinvesting capital gains into qualified “opportunity funds” that will privately fund real estate projects, new businesses and startups, and the expansion of existing businesses. United States governors were authorized to designate 25 low-income census tracts. Gov. Gina M. Raimondo nominated the maximum amount of tracts to the U.S. Treasury Department, she announced Monday. The poverty rate for each of the nominated areas in Rhode Island was greater than 27 percent in Rhode Island, a rate that is higher than the state and each tract had a higher poverty rate than the state’s overall poverty level, according to the R.I. Commerce Corp. The state worked with a variety of … [Read more...] about Raimondo nominates 25 R.I. investment ‘opportunity zones’ to U.S. Treasury Department