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‘Back to Business’ initiative launched to aid Rhode Island employers, incentivize workers

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Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (DLT) today announced the “Back to Business” initiative, an incentive program designed to connect businesses with job seekers. Using up to $4.5 million in CARES Act funds, the Back to Business initiative will address the ongoing workforce challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic by providing grants to employers who have suffered job losses during the pandemic and continue to experience a labor shortage.

“Our administration has worked closely with the business community throughout the pandemic. We have listened to concerns from employers who are having trouble finding workers and believe the Back to Business initiative is an innovate approach to get Rhode Island back to work,” said Governor McKee in a statement. “Our team worked with the Department of Labor and Training to find a solution that would benefit both employers and…

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