Fall River Herald News: Polaris MEP Part of Governor’s Mission to Get RI Back to Work

Katie Mulvaney reports: “Gov. Gina Raimondo on Tuesday unveiled a $45-million initiative aimed at getting Rhode Islanders back in the workforce with better, higher-paying jobs to rebuild an economy decimated by the coronavirus pandemic.

In a program dubbed Back to Work RI, the governor plans to use federal CARES Act money to support a public-private partnership with some of the nation’s most successful businesses to train and hire unemployed and underserved Rhode Islanders, including women and people of color …

Among small and medium employers — which make up 99% of Rhode Island businesses — initial partners include the Rhode Island Bankers Association, the Rhode Island Society of CPAs, Polaris MEP, Composites Alliance of Rhode Island, Rhode Island Nursery and Landscape Association, Building Futures Rhode Island and Teamsters Local 251, according to the governor’s office.”

Click here to read the story, published July 29, 2020 in the Fall River Herald News.

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