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Lawmakers unveil workforce plan for R.I.

January 21, 2014

PROVIDENCE – Reversing rampant unemployment and turning Rhode Island’s woeful economy around have been the stated priorities of the state legislature for several years running, but businesses still can’t find employees qualified to do the work that needs to be done.
“The jobs and skills gap in Rhode Island is in crisis,” Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed declared Tuesday, as she laid out the Senate’s “Rhode to Work” action plan to promote education and job training “for today’s unemployed and tomorrow’s workforce.
Read the full story in today's Call.

UPDATE: Polls are open for primary, close at 8 p.m.

January 21, 2014

WOONSOCKET -- The polling places for today’s special primary election in House District 49
are: Woonsocket Middle School at Hamlet, 60 Florence Drive; John F. Kennedy Manor, 547 Clinton St.; Park View Manor, 218 Pond St.; and Fairmount Heights, 525 Second Avenue.
Polls close at 8 p.m.

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