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Document Number: 11178

Rhode to Work: A Legislative Action Plan - With an unemployment rate of 9 percent – 2 percentage points higher than the national average –and employers reporting a growing inability to find skilled workers, the Rhode Island Senate moved to address both problems at once. Policymakers created an action plan called Rhode to Work that includes codifying the Governor’s Workforce Board to be a single, seamless, cohesive training system, expanding the number of internships and apprenticeships, eliminating waiting lists for would-be adult learners and reducing costs for high school equivalency test takers. (Rhode Island Senate, January 2014)...


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