Letters to the editor: QuonsetJobs.com

In her April 18 op-ed, “An improved plan for clean energy in R.I.,” Karina Lutz cited the foresight and hard work of the Quonset management team in building the infrastructure that has led to the Business Park’s recent success. As vice chairman of the Quonset Development Corporation’s board of directors, I too commend our hard-working staff.

Quonset has made great strides in the last few years to position itself as a home for many local business success stories. Already, the Port of Davisville is one of the top 10 auto importers in North America — something few Rhode Islanders know. As Lutz points out, Quonset is poised to play a key role in Rhode Island’s evolving green economy.

These new opportunities are made possible by the tremendous success of Quonset, and its transformation into one of New England’s leading business parks. Today, Quonset is home to 168 companies employing 8,800 people. It’s remarkable that one out of every 50 jobs in Rhode Island today is at Quonset.

To maintain that momentum, Quonset recently launched QuonsetJobs.com, where Rhode Islanders can browse employment opportunities at business-park companies updated daily.

So far, the job site — which has been advertised on the radio as well — includes openings for welders and fabricators at Lightship Group, inventory managers at Hexagon Metrology, flight preparation technicians at Landmark Aviation, crew and staff for Rhode Island Fast Ferry and more.

Even though the progress at the Quonset Business Park has been significant, we have even more opportunity for additional growth with the green industries initiative and companies already in the park.

We look forward to welcoming those new industries to what is today a thriving business park.

Jack Simpson East Greenwich
The writer is vice chairman of the Quonset Development Corporation.

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