RI Department of Labor and Training
 MEDIA ADVISORY
 

Free small business workshop on advantages of employee retirement plans

 

September 7, 2012

 

The RI Department of Labor and Training (DLT), in conjunction with the US Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), will host a free employer workshop on the benefits of instituting an employee retirement plan. The workshop will be held at DLT’s Cranston location, 1511 Pontiac Avenue, on Wednesday, September 12 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Advance registration is required by calling 1-888-616-JOBS or registering online at www.dlt.ri.gov.

The “Choosing a Retirement Solution for Your Small Business” workshop is part of an ongoing employer education series offered by the RI Department of Labor and Training. Step-by-step guides to establishing a retirement savings plan and advantages such as tax credits and employee retention will be reviewed.

The RI Department of Labor and Training Business Workforce Center offers free walk-in services for employers in the areas of job-matching, recruitment, training and transition assistance. The Business Workforce Center is one component of the department’s comprehensive workforce development services, which include netWORKri one-stop career centers, the EmployRI.org online career center, the YouthWORKS411 workforce system, Veterans’ services, and the State Workforce Investment Office.

 

ABOUT DLT: The RI Department of Labor and Training 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. For more information on the programs and services available to all Rhode Islanders, please call the RI Department of Labor and Training at (401) 462-8000 or visit the web site at www.dlt.ri.gov

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