| DLT Statement Regarding Layoffs at Care New England
April 26, 2017
“Protecting jobs in Rhode Island’s healthcare sector is among Governor Raimondo’s top priorities,” said Department of Labor and Training Director Scott Jensen. “Today’s concerning announcement of layoffs at Women & Infants sharply underscores the need for the hospital’s parent healthcare system, Care New England, to get its fiscal house in order by partnering with a stable healthcare system. The Department of Labor and Training has already reached out to Care New England to offer Rapid Response services and help those affected by layoffs in every way we can.”
Please note: A Rapid Response session is not a public event or press conference. Apart from confirming a date once it has been arranged, DLT will not be advising media about this event.
About the RI Department of Labor and Training: The RI Department of Labor and Training (DLT) offers employment services, educational services, and economic opportunity to both individuals and employers. DLT protects Rhode Island’s workforce by enforcing labor laws, prevailing wage rates, and workplace health and safety standards. The department also provides temporary income support to unemployed and temporarily disabled workers. DLT’s Business Workforce Center simplifies doing business in RI by coordinating job fairs, pre-screening applicants, and connecting employers with innovative methods to remain or become competitive.