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Company announces intent to possibly create manufacturing jobs in Rhode Island

Posted on February 19, 2012

GE, which specializes in solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance, announced this week a big push to hire for manufacturing jobs in Rhode Island, among other locations around the U.S. The company unveiled a program aimed at strengthening America¬ís global competitiveness by building a more highly skilled workforce, lowering healthcare costs and […]


Electric Boat lays off dozens, but Rhode Island manufacturing jobs safe for now

Posted on July 24, 2011

Electric Boat announced last week it is laying off 104 workers in Connecticut, but those numbers did not include Rhode Island manufacturing jobs. The layoffs will occur at the Groton shipyard. A spokesperson for the company said the layoffs were because of a decline in work for carpenters, machinists and pipefitter at the shipyard.


Electric Boat hiring for manufacturing jobs in Rhode Island

Posted on July 10, 2011

Electric Boat said this week it will be hiring for hundreds of manufacturing jobs in Rhode Island. General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $12.5 million contract modification by the U.S. Navy to develop advanced submarine technologies for current and future undersea platforms. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Under […]


Alexion Pharma hiring for biotechnology jobs in Rhode Island

Posted on May 21, 2011

Alexion Pharmaceuticals has announced a big expansion in Providence and will be hiring for biotechnology jobs in Rhode Island. The drug maker is creating office space and additional laboratories that will house research and other jobs in Smithfield. Projo.com writes: The company is creating the kinds of jobs the state is trying to attract as […]


Yardney Technical Products creates manufacturing jobs in Rhode Island

Posted on May 14, 2011

Yardney Technical Products, maker of batteries, announced recently it will be creating a slew of manufacturing jobs in Rhode Island. The Connecticut-based company makes batteries that have been used on the Mars rover, mini-subs, and torpedoes. Yardney will be coming to Rhode Island and creating 165 jobs, a big boost to the state’s economy. Since […]


Taco May Soon be Hiring for Manufacturing Jobs in Rhode Island

Posted on August 10, 2010

Taco, which manufactures heating, ventilation and air-conditioning components, is planning an expansion at its Cranston plant and may soon be hiring for manufacturing jobs in Rhode Island. President John Hazen White Jr said he does not anticipate significant hiring at this time, but a few here and there may be needed. They are planning a […]


Capco Steel Adds Manufacturing Jobs in Rhode Island

Posted on June 22, 2010

Capco Steel is hiring for manufacturing jobs in Rhode Island under the new Jobs Now Rhode Island program. The company has already hired 14 workers and plans on adding 20 to 30 more. The mayor of Providence met with the new workers to congratulate them. Jobs Now Rhode Island is a $46 million state program […]


Manufacturing Jobs in Rhode Island Added

Posted on August 5, 2009

One company is helping to create more manufacturing jobs in Rhode Island. CrimzonRose, a jewelry manufacturing company based in North Providence, recently announced that it plans to hire 60 workers for jobs in the state. The creation of the additional jobs are possible because CrimzonRose recently acquired Erica Lyons Inc., a company based in Florida. […]


Rhode Island Manufacturing Jobs with APC Cut

Posted on March 23, 2009

One company’s plan to relocate will result in the loss of several Rhode Island manufacturing jobs. American Power Conversion recently announced that it plans to move its manufacturing and distribution operations from West Warick, RI, to Middletown, Pa. That move will eliminate 75 Rhode Island jobs. While the company’s manufacturing plant will close by July, […]


Rhode Island Manufacturing Job Losses Adding to Recession

Posted on November 7, 2008

The State of Rhode Island currently has the highest unemployment rate in the country, and the loss of Rhode Island manufacturing jobs is only adding to what some are calling a “blue-collar” recession. During September 2008, according to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, the state had an unemployment rate of […]


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