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1/17/2014 Senate leaders to issue 'Rhode to Work' report, unveil workforce development action plan
STATE HOUSE, Providence – The Rhode Island Senate on Tuesday will release a legislative action plan to meet the needs of today’s unemployed at a news conference on Tuesday. The report and legislation seek to repair a system which is leaving many workers without the skills needed to succeed in a modern economy, and to provide job seekers a clear and accessible “road to work.”

Despite the high unemployment rate, many employers report an inability to find the skilled workers they need. Addressing this immediate jobs crisis is the Senate’s top priority.

The news conference will take place in the Senate Lounge in the State House at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, January 21, 2014.

WHAT: News conference to unveil Rhode to Work report and a legislative action plan to better meet the training needs of today’s unemployed and tomorrow’s workforce.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at 3 p.m.

WHERE: Senate Lounge, State House

WHO: President of the Senate M. Teresa Paiva Weed, Senate Majority Leader Dominick J. Ruggerio, Senate Minority Leader Dennis L. Algiere, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Daniel Da Ponte, members of the Rhode Island Senate, and Rhode Island Foundation President & CEO Neil Steinberg

For more information, contact:
Greg Pare, Press Secretary for the Senate
State House Room 314
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 276-5558