Forty Employers to Attend First Annual Central Falls Job Fair
September 14, 2015
CENTRAL FALLS – The City of Central Falls has partnered with the Business Workforce Center at the RI Department of Labor and Training (DLT) and the Workforce Partnership of Greater Rhode Island to host the First Annual Job Fair, from 9 AM to noon, Wednesday, September 16, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 20 Claremont Street, Central Falls. Forty employers will seek to fill a wide variety of vacancies. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees should bring copies of their résumé and dress appropriately for an on-site interview.
“I’m excited to take this hands-on approach to improve the unemployment rate in Central Falls, which remains higher than other communities in the state,” said Mayor James Diossa. “We are expecting a large number of job-seekers to walk away with a job at one of the great companies that will be at the event. I’d like to thank Councilor Carlene Fonseca, who has been a driving force behind this event, and I can’t say enough about DLT and their Business Workforce Center team who brought the fair together.”
Several community partners have collaborated to help with promotion and translation services on the day of the event including Progreso Latino, the Northern RI Chamber of Commerce and Blackstone Valley Community Action Partnership, among others.
“I’m very excited to host our First Annual Job Fair in the City of Central Falls,” said Councilor Carlene Fonseca. “To drive economic development, one of our goals in the city is to lower our unemployment rate and we hope that by connecting Rhode Island businesses with a large, diverse pool of job-seekers in the city, we can help close the employment gap. The city partnered with ten local organizations to provide translators for the event and promote the fair to residents. Moving forward, the city plans to sustain our partnership with DLT to host a job fair in the city annually, maybe even biannually.”
The Workforce Partnership of Greater Rhode Island is an employment and training resource providing responsive, market-based solutions for employers and potential workers. It is one of two state workforce investment boards charged with partnering with local industries to increase labor and training initiatives within the state. More information is available at www.griworkforce.com.
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. Services are offered at no cost and a walk-in center is located at the department's administrative offices at 1511 Pontiac Ave., Cranston. For more information on Business Workforce Center services, visit www.dlt.ri.gov/bwc.
Job seekers are encouraged to review tips on how to be more successful at any job fair by visiting www.dlt.ri.gov/bwc/JFSuccess.htm.
Employers scheduled to attend Wednesday’s job fair include:
For further event details and a full list of employers and community partners, go to www.dlt.ri.gov/bwc/pdfs/CentralFallsJobFair.pdf.
ABOUT DLT: The RI Department of Labor and Training offers employment services, educational services and economic opportunities 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, please call the RI Department of Labor and Training at (401) 462-8000 or visit the web site at www.dlt.ri.gov.