With a sizeable unemployment pool and a renewed push to reshore production, Rhode Island is offering tax credits, incentives, and manufacturing training and jobs placement programs. Manufacturers can leverage these resources to upskill the labor pool and fill open positions at their company. Rhode Island manufacturers have the opportunity to benefit from not only growing their businesses, but helping the local economy through placement of re-educated unemployed workers.
Whether it is COVID-19 related or an incentive that has been around since 1985, Rhode Island offers a variety of resources to the manufacturing industry. In the new-normal, where millions of people have lost their jobs and some industries face a long road to recovery, employer adult education and apprenticeship tax credits are just one of the many ways for employers to receive benefits for doing something they would do anyways, it’s just a matter of filling out the paperwork.