Rhode Island jobs could see improvement. The state has been given 77 Comprehensive Worker Training grants for on-the-job training. This training would make employees more valuable to a company, thus minimizing layoffs.
This $2 million grant will aid about 6,700 employees. The grants range from $340 to $50,000 from the Job Development Fund.
“Ensuring that people have the right skills for the available jobs is a critical component in laying a stronger economic foundation for when the nation's economy bounces back,” said Governor Donald L. Carcieri.
Improvements in worker productivity, operational efficiency, and workplace innovation is the training goal.
According to Joseph J. MarcAurele, chairmand of the board, “By offering a 50:50 match for training, the Governor’s Workforce Board R.I. is helping Rhode Island businesses invest in their work force today and improve their productivity in the future".
Business include information, finance and insurance, wholesale trade, manufacturing, construction and professional, scientific and business services.For a complete list of companies affected visit the Governor's Workforce Board website.