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Back to Work RI

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About Back to Work RI

Job training opportunities and programs in a number of different fields.

Back to Work RI is an initiative of the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training designed to train, support, and hire thousands of Rhode Islanders who have been displaced by COVID-19.

This is the first and most innovative program of its kind in the country. It’s a direct response to the pandemic that’s not focused on getting back to “normal,” but instead creating a more equal and resilient economy that works for all Rhode Islanders.

Through Back to Work RI, we partner directly with employers to ensure Rhode Islanders get the skills they need to secure well-paying jobs in growing industries. We remove obstacles to participation by providing support services like childcare and transportation assistance, so that every Rhode Islander is able to take advantage of these opportunities. While using proven best practices, we are also making serious innovations, like deploying Artificial Intelligence to connect Rhode Island jobseekers with pathways to careers.

We’re also working with the Markle Foundation’s Skillful Initiative to ensure that our career coaches are highly trained and have all the tools they need to help jobseekers navigate this new labor market. Visit our website to learn more about the Rhode Island Governor’s Coaching Corps. Website is available in Spanish, top right of page.