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A Message from the Governor's Workforce Board Chairman

Welcome to our new website! The Governor’s Workforce Board (GWB) is Rhode Island’s primary policy-making body on workforce development matters. We invest in the success of Rhode Island's people and employers. The GWB helps Rhode Islanders find a job and build a career, while helping RI employers meet their demand for talent. We encourage you to explore the site to learn more about the range of services available to employers and workers alike. The GWB and our partners are here to help you. Thanks for visiting!

Michael Grey
Governor’s Workforce Board RI

Latest Updates

Work Immersion application now open

Work Immersion Training Grants offer a 50 or 75% wage reimbursement for Rhode Island employers that provide temporary paid work experience to eligible students or unemployed/underemployed adults.

Incumbent Worker Training Grants now open 

Incumbent Worker Training Grants help employers remain competitive and provide a 50% or 75% reimbursement for eligible costs on eligible training activities.

Nursing Facility Training Grants now available

Pursuant to Rhode Island General Law § 23-17.5-36, Nursing Facility Training Grants are established to help licensed nursing facilities provide enhanced healthcare training for employees.

Upcoming Meetings

Executive Committee

Location: Woonsocket Education Center - 95 Main Street, Woonsocket, RI

View the full GWB meeting schedule.