Real Jobs Rhode Island

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Founded in 2015, Real Jobs RI is a business-led workforce development initiative. Working with a network of employers, training providers, and community organizations, Real Jobs RI partnerships build workforce solutions that address industries’ unique workforce challenges.

Workforce solutions can include:

  • Placing new employees into immediate job openings
  • Upskilling current employees to advance skills or remain competitive
  • Helping business owners and entrepreneurs advance their ventures
  • Creating pipelines of talent for the future

Real Jobs RI is a win-win because companies get the talent they need to compete globally and grow locally, and Rhode Islanders get opportunities to thrive in a flourishing economy.

Would you like your business to get involved? Real Jobs RI currently has partnerships in 16 different industries, and we are happy to connect you with one that can help meet your workforce needs. Please email [email protected] to get started.

If you are an individual and would like to enroll in a Back to Work training program, a list of programs that are currently recruiting is available at backtoworkri.com/training.

Industries Served

  • Aquaculture 
  • Business Services 
  • Commercial Fishing 
  • Construction
  • Defense 
  • Design 
  • Energy 
  • Finance
  • Health and Life Sciences 
  • Horticulture 
  • Hospitality and Tourism 
  • Manufacturing 
  • Marine Trades and Composites 
  • Social Enterprise 
  • Tech 
  • Transportation and Logistics 
  • Other 

Resources for Partnerships