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Empower your company. From recruitment assistance to retraining your employees, we can help with a variety of workforce development needs. Use our Employer Grants to establish a dynamic workforce by developing internships and apprenticeships, finding and training new hires, and updating the skills of your current employees. Tap into our Industry Sector Partners for industry-designed and -led training programs for job seekers and employees. Work with our Business Workforce Center to recruit and source talent from throughout the workforce system. Each opportunity is designed to meet the diverse aspects of your employee development needs.

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REAL JOBS RI Industry Partners

Real Jobs RI Industry Partners are industry-based intermediaries which work with the state workforce development system and other entities to meet employers’ present and future talent needs. Industry-driven solutions include training new hires, upskilling current workers, conducting youth career preparation activities, and much more. Employers can connect with many of these organizations through the links below. To learn more about the program and view a full list of the 26 partnerships that currently partner with the state, click here

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Agriculture

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Medtech Innovation Engine

Bioscience

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Commercial
Fishing

 

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Aquaculture Training Partnership

Commercial
Shell Fishing

 

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Real Jobs Partnership of Northern Rhode Island

Community

Construction

 

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Real Jobs Rhode Island Cybersecurity Partnership

Defense

 

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Design FORWARD Partnership

Design

 

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Insurance Innovation Partnership

Finance &
Insurance

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Green
Energy

 

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Healthy Jobs RI

Healthcare

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Home Fuel
& Energy

 

 

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RI Food Management Training Partnership

Aquaculture Training Partnership

Hospitality

 

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IT Real Jobs Partnership

Information
Technology

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Logistics

Manufacturing

 

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Marine and Composites Real Jobs Partnership

Marine
Trades

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Textiles

ACCESS INCENTIVES

Contact the Business Workforce Center at 1 (888) 616-5627 for more information

Employers that hire individuals that are members of specific target populations may be eligible to receive a tax credit of $2,400 per individual. In general, the target groups include qualified Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) recipients, some veterans, recipients of vocational rehabilitation services, food stamp recipients, qualified ex-felons and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients.

Learn more about non-trade apprenticeship opportunities on our Train Talent page.

Contact the Business Workforce Center at 1 (888) 616-5627 for more information

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A tax credit against the corporate income tax equal to 50 percent of actual training expenses for new and current employees, up to $5,000 per employee, over three years.

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Employers that hire an apprentice as a machine toolmaker, machinist, model-maker, gage maker, pattern-maker, plastic process technician, tool and machine setter, die-sinker, mold-maker, tool & die maker, and similar occupations may be eligible for a tax credit of 50 percent of actual wages or $4,800, whichever is less. The apprentice must be enrolled in a registered qualified program through the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training’s State Apprenticeship Council.

Visit Commerce RI for more information.

Are you interested in tax credits and incentives to help create new jobs, bring new jobs to Rhode Island, grow/expand your business, or develop in state property? Our partners at Commerce RI can help with all that and much more!