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State creates Rhode Island jobs

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

A new jobs plan is helping create Rhode Island jobs.

Rhode Island created more than 8,000 jobs last year, the most created in a single year since 2000, and our unemployment rate fell more than any other state in the nation. The Governor’s proposal seeks to build on that progress by making significant investments in growth to build a new economy where everyone can “make it in Rhode Island.”

For the second year, the Governor proposed a balanced budget that:

• includes no broad-based tax increases;

• invests in strengthening neighborhood schools and in building skills that matter;

• makes it cheaper and easier to do business in order to attract new businesses and help our existing businesses grow;

• makes work pay for Rhode Island families;

• protects the health and safety of our residents;

• and modernizes government.

Highlights of the Jobs Plan:

Skills That Matter

• Strengthens neighborhood schools by investing record resources to support students and teachers

• Reforms the school funding formula to bolster all public schools

• Funds free PSATs and SATs for public high school students

• Expands P-TECH so more students can earn associate degrees in competitive fields

• Makes college more affordable by freezing college tuition with record investments at URI, RIC and CCRI and continuing need-based Rhode Island’s Promise scholarships

• Invests in workforce development initiatives, like Real Jobs RI and TechHire, to train Rhode Islanders for well-paying 21st century jobs

Skills for Rhode Island jobs

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

A business partnership is helping folks develop skills for Rhode Island jobs.

Governor Gina M. Raimondo spoke about the importance of creating a new economy in Rhode Island filled with high-skill, high-wage jobs near the future site of the Westerly Higher Education and Job Skills Center. She was joined by Senate Minority Leader Dennis L. Algiere, Representative Samuel A. Azzinaro, CCRI President Dr. Meghan Hughes, Cabinet Directors, and members of the Westerly community.

The center was created through a partnership that includes CCRI and local business leaders. This 17-classroom facility will accommodate up to 1,000 students a year. The center will be dedicated to enrolling and training high-skill, high-wage workers in maritime pipefitting, maritime sheet metal, and carpentry.

Electric Boat is working closely with CCRI to develop the curriculum. The project received a brownfields grant of $712,000 from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management and a ceremonial check presentation took place at the event.

“I am pleased to see that the years of work that have gone into this are coming to fruition,” Senate Minority Leader Dennis L. Algiere said. “One of our top priorities in this state has been to find a way for people to learn the skills they need to find jobs in specialized industries. This new campus and program will give high school students who are not interested in a four-year college education an avenue to become trained in high-skill, high-paying jobs at companies like Electric Boat. The community is fortunate to have Charles Royce as a major contributor to this project.”

“This a great day for Westerly and for our state’s future,” Representative Samuel A. Azzinaro said. “This center will help prepare our residents for good-paying jobs at companies like Electric Boat, while also bringing a strong sense of vibrancy to our downtown revitalization efforts. We need to celebrate this innovative public-private partnership, and I am proud to have played a role by bringing the need for such a facility to the attention of a wonderful philanthropist like Charles Royce.”

 

State creates Rhode Island manufacturing jobs

Saturday, January 9th, 2016

The state has used a new initiative to create Rhode Island manufacturing jobs.

The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation gave the unanimous approval Greystone of Lincoln, Inc. to enter into the first Qualified Jobs Incentive Tax Credit agreement, which will lead to the creation of 25 manufacturing jobs.

“The Qualified Jobs Incentive Act is beginning to make it easier for businesses to grow here,” said Raimondo. “By choosing to expand in Rhode Island, Greystone is helping us improve our economy by adding high-quality manufacturing jobs. We look forward to continuing to work with the General Assembly to find more ways to support companies like Greystone to grow and thrive in Rhode Island.”

“This announcement is exactly the type of company I was hoping to assist when I proposed the job incentive program. I am confident this will be the first of many businesses that will take advantage of these new resources in order to create good-paying jobs for Rhode Islanders,” said K. Joseph Shekarchi (D-Dist. 23, Warwick), the House sponsor of the job creation incentive.

Greystone is a manufacturer of high volume, precision computer numerical control (CNC) tuned parts, with an 83-year Rhode Island legacy. Currently employing 226 associates in Lincoln, RI, they are proposing to hire 25 new, full-time, employees with a median annual salary of $52,000 and expand one of its facilities by approximately 10,000 square feet to accommodate new machinery and staff.

Accounting jobs in Rhode Island increase

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

New labor statistics posit that accounting jobs in Rhode Island may be increasing.

Employment increased by 211,000 in November, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.0 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In November, the unemployment rate held at 5.0 percent, and the number of unemployed persons, at 7.9 million, was essentially unchanged. Over the past 12 months, the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons are down by 0.8 percentage point and 1.1 million, respectively.

Job gains occurred in accounting and bookkeeping services (+11,000), and employment in computer systems design and related services continued to trend up (+5,000). Over the year, professional and technical services has added 298,000 jobs. Health care employment increased by 24,000 over the month, following a large gain in October (+51,000).

Retail trade employment continued to trend up in November (+31,000) and has increased by 284,000 over the year.

In November, job gains occurred in general merchandise stores (+12,000) and motor vehicle and parts dealers (+9,000).

Over the past 12 months, these industries have added 85,000 jobs and 71,000 jobs, respectively. Employment in mining continued to decline in November (-11,000), with losses concentrated in support activities for mining (-7,000).

Since a recent peak in December 2014, employment in mining has declined by 123,000. Information lost 12,000 jobs over the month.

Within the industry, employment in motion pictures and sound recording decreased by 13,000 in November but has shown little net change over the year.

In November, hospitals added 13,000 jobs. Health care employment has grown by 470,000 over the year. Employment in food services and drinking places continued to trend up in November (+32,000) and has risen by 374,000 over the year.

Job growth occurred in construction, professional and technical services, and health care. Employment in mining and information declined over the month.

Employment in construction rose by 46,000 in November, with much of the increase occurring in residential specialty trade contractors (+26,000). Over the past year, construction employment has grown by 259,000. In November, professional and technical services added 28,000 jobs.

Dept hiring for seasonal jobs in Rhode Island

Monday, December 28th, 2015

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is hiring for seasonal jobs in Rhode Island.

They are accepting applications for seasonal employment at state parks, beaches and campgrounds across the state.

Available positions include, but are not limited to, park ranger – levels, I, II and III, beach managers, seasonal laborers, lifeguards, lifeguard captains, recreational area clerks, restroom attendants, student researchers, clerical support aides, technical support interns, policy interns and technical field interns.

Pay ranges from $9.60 to $14.00 per hour.

The majority of positions are full time and include weekend and holiday hours. Applicants to park ranger positions at levels II and III must be 18 years of age or older.

The Department encourages minorities to pursue careers in the environmental field. Seasonal positions give individuals a chance to explore jobs in the areas of agriculture, parks and recreation, fish and wildlife management, forest environment, water resources, management services, and policy and planning. The State of Rhode Island is an equal opportunity/diversity employer.

Seasonal employment offers an opportunity to gain valuable experience in customer service, office management, environmental research, and more.

Did employers add Rhode Island retail jobs?

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Retail hiring was big in October, and it looks like employers may have added Rhode Island retail jobs. This is according to a release from Challenger, Gray, & Christmas.

Retailers added more than 200,000 new workers in October. However, the record pace is not expected to continue into November and December.

Strong hiring in October does not necessarily signal an overall increase in holiday hiring. Last year’s 185,700 retail job gains in October represented a record high at the time, but employment gains over the entire the three-month holiday hiring period ended up lower than 2013 levels.

Last year, retail employment increased by 755,000 from October 1 through December 31. That was down 4.0 percent from the previous year, when the holiday period saw employment grow by 786,800.

“The last couple of years has seen strong retail employment gains in October, followed by weaker gains in November. The data suggest that retailers have moved up their hiring schedule in recent years, adding more workers in late September and early October,” said John A. Challenger, chief executive officer of Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

Since reaching a recent high of 485,400 retail job gains in November 2012, hiring has slowed each subsequent year. In 2013, the number of hires dropped 9.0 percent to 443,100. In 2014, November job gains in retail fell by another 7.0 percent to 414,300.

As of October, a total of 15,797,200 Americans were employed in the retail industry.

“While the bulk of the seasonal hiring has already been completed, it is never too late to find openings. Many of the areas adding seasonal workers, including retail, food service and shipping companies, tend to have high turnover. Because these employers are adding so many workers so quickly, the odds of failed hires increases significantly. They just don’t have the time to make sure the applicant is the best fit for the job. As a result, job seekers may be able to continue to find opportunities well into the holiday season,” said Challenger.

Partnerships filling Rhode Island jobs

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Several new grants are helping to fill Rhode Island jobs.

The recipients of the Real Jobs RI implementation grants are available through the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (DLT). Real Jobs RI is a demand-driven initiative that puts employers at the center of the state’s workforce development efforts to train people for jobs that actually exist now.

The partnerships from more than 10 sectors will split about $5 million in federal and state funding to implement detailed job-training plans driven by employers’ specific workforce needs, including jobs that are available now. The partnerships announced today include 186 employers and 108 strategic partners across various sectors including aquaculture, bioscience, design and health care, among others.

“We want current and future employers in Rhode Island to know that we will work with them to ensure that they can find and develop the skilled workers they need to grow and prosper. Governor Raimondo has brought real vision and focus to reimagining workforce development in our state. We are united in this effort at the federal, state and local levels,” said U.S. Senator Jack Reed. “I was pleased to work with my colleagues in the delegation to secure critical federal funding that will help launch Real Jobs Rhode Island partnerships in key sectors of our economy such as health care, defense, manufacturing, construction and information technology, to name a few.”

“I’ve heard the same thing from businesses all over the state: we’re ready to hire, but we can’t find workers with the right training to do the job. These partnerships tackle that problem head on by preparing our workers for the jobs our employers are looking to fill now. Bridging that skills gap will put Rhode Islanders back to work and help some of our most important industries continue to grow,” said Senator Whitehouse, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.

“Rhode Island has been making great progress in getting people back to work and growing our economy. Ensuring that job training is directly connected to the positions available is a key piece of continuing that job growth, and this announcement will boost Rhode Island’s ability to get people back to work,” said Congressman David N. Cicilline. “I applaud the Governor for her relentless focus on getting Rhode Islanders back to work and look forward to continuing to work with her to promote Rhode Island’s economic comeback.”

 

 

Grants boost Rhode Island jobs

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

A round of grants is helping boost Rhode Island jobs.

There are new recipients of the Real Jobs RI implementation grants available through the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (DLT). Real Jobs RI is a demand-driven initiative that puts employers at the center of the state’s workforce development efforts to train people for jobs that actually exist now.

The implementation grants will provide funding to support the creation 26 Strategic Industry Partnerships. These groups will develop training, education and human resource solutions needed to address their business and talent needs.

The partnerships from more than 10 sectors will split about $5 million in federal and state funding to implement detailed job-training plans driven by employers’ specific workforce needs, including jobs that are available now. The partnerships announced today include 186 employers and 108 strategic partners across various sectors including aquaculture, bioscience, design and health care, among others.

“We want current and future employers in Rhode Island to know that we will work with them to ensure that they can find and develop the skilled workers they need to grow and prosper. Governor Raimondo has brought real vision and focus to reimagining workforce development in our state. We are united in this effort at the federal, state and local levels,” said U.S. Senator Jack Reed. “I was pleased to work with my colleagues in the delegation to secure critical federal funding that will help launch Real Jobs Rhode Island partnerships in key sectors of our economy such as health care, defense, manufacturing, construction and information technology, to name a few.”

“I’ve heard the same thing from businesses all over the state: we’re ready to hire, but we can’t find workers with the right training to do the job. These partnerships tackle that problem head on by preparing our workers for the jobs our employers are looking to fill now. Bridging that skills gap will put Rhode Islanders back to work and help some of our most important industries continue to grow,” said Senator Whitehouse, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.

“Rhode Island has been making great progress in getting people back to work and growing our economy. Ensuring that job training is directly connected to the positions available is a key piece of continuing that job growth, and this announcement will boost Rhode Island’s ability to get people back to work,” said Congressman David N. Cicilline. “I applaud the Governor for her relentless focus on getting Rhode Islanders back to work and look forward to continuing to work with her to promote Rhode Island’s economic comeback.”

 

Retail jobs in Rhode Island climb

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Most likely due to seasonal hiring, retail jobs in Rhode Island have grown, according to recent statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In 2015, job growth has averaged 198,000 per month, compared with an average monthly gain of 260,000 in 2014. In September, job gains occurred in health care and information, while employment in mining continued to decline.

Health care added 34,000 jobs in September, in line with the average increase of 38,000 jobs per month over the prior 12 months. Hospitals accounted for 16,000 of the jobs gained in September, and employment in ambulatory health care services continued to trend up (+13,000).

Employment in information increased by 12,000 in September and has increased by 44,000 over the year.

Employment in professional and business services continued to trend up in September (+31,000). Job growth has averaged 45,000 per month thus far in 2015, compared with an average monthly gain of 59,000 in 2014. In September, job gains occurred in computer systems design and related services (+7,000) and in legal services (+5,000).

Retail trade employment trended up in September (+24,000), in line with its average monthly gain over the prior 12 months (+27,000). In September, employment rose in general merchandise stores (+10,000) and automobile dealers (+5,000).

Employment in food services and drinking places continued on an upward trend in September (+21,000). Over the year, this industry has added 349,000 jobs.

Employment in mining continued to decline in September (-10,000), with losses concentrated in support activities for mining (-7,000). Mining employment has declined by 102,000 since reaching a peak in December 2014.

Employment in other major industries, including construction, manufacturing, wholesale trade, transportation and warehousing, financial activities, and government, showed little or no change over the month.

Rhode Island warehouse jobs added

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

UPS is hiring big for the holidays, and most likely that includes Rhode Island warehouse jobs.

UPS said it expects to hire between 90,000 and 95,000 seasonal employees to support the anticipated increase in package volume that will begin in November and continue through January 2016.

The full- and part-time seasonal positions – primarily package handlers, drivers and driver-helpers – have long been an entry point for permanent employment at UPS. Many senior UPS executives, including CEO David Abney and three other members of the company’s Management Committee, started their UPS careers as part-time employees.

Permanent UPS jobs – including part-time jobs — come with excellent pay and benefits, including healthcare and retirement benefits. At most UPS locations, part-time employees in college are eligible to receive up to $25,000 in tuition assistance through the company’s Earn and Learn program.

“It was a way to pay my way through college,” said Abney, who started loading trucks at night in March, 1974 while studying business. “At the time, I had no idea then that I’d be leading the company someday, but I could tell UPS was a place where a solid work ethic was appreciated and there were great opportunities for advancement.”

“We have initial volume forecasts from our customers and are starting the hiring process for our temporary holiday season jobs,” said Myron Gray, President, U.S. Operations. “We have needs for various positions on all shifts at UPS locations throughout the United States.”

 




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