Investments in Workforce Training

Businesses and advocates for working families agree that we must continue to make state investments in high quality workforce development programs. Increasing the skills of our workforce is vital to strengthening our economy and enabling Rhode Islanders to support themselves and their families.

RI Works is an employment readiness and job search program for the low-skilled parents who seek cash assistance for their families. Parents are required to participate in job readiness or job search activities and are entitled to child care if they need it while they are participating in activities.

Senator Pichardo S 2687  /  Representative Abney H8057
Improving Economic Outcomes for Parents Receiving RIWorks Benefits Factsheet