November 3, 2016
DLT Director Scott Jensen Promises ‘Rapid Response’ Services,
Close Cooperation with CVS to Help Displaced Workers
DLT Director Scott Jensen issued the following statement regarding layoffs at CVS reported earlier today:
“The Department of Labor and Training is here to help CVS workers affected by the layoffs however we can. At the company’s invitation, we will visit the workplace soon and offer Rapid Response services. We worked closely with CVS to help employees who were displaced by a similar layoff last November, and CVS is hopeful about working with many of the employees currently affected to place them in other open positions. Through Rapid Response, DLT can provide information about re-employment services and possible training opportunities, address workers’ individual needs, and offer information about income support programs such as Unemployment Insurance.”
Please note: A Rapid Response session is not a public event or press conference. Apart from confirming a date once arranged, DLT will not be advising media about this event.
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.