We are proud that in 2018, 2,900 Rhode Island businesses, website publishers, and nonprofits benefitted from Google tools and that we helped provide $398 million of economic activity for Rhode Island organizations (source). And we know that for many small businesses, learning how to harness the Internet can help them grow their business.
We also recognize the importance of digital skills when searching for a job in Rhode Island. According to the National Skills Coalition, middle-skills jobs account for 52% of all jobs in Rhode Island, but only 42% of state workers are trained to the middle-skill level.
We’re excited to partner with terrific libraries and community organizations throughout the state to help Rhode Island job seekers and small businesses learn digital skills.