Department of Labor and Training requests $55 million for Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund
January 10, 2011
On Friday, December 31, 2010, the RI Department of Labor and Training requested a $55-million, three-month line of credit from the federal government so that the state may continue to pay unemployment insurance benefits. The line of credit is both guaranteed and immediate.
The RI Department of Labor and Training offers employment services,
educational services and economic opportunity to both individuals and
employers. DLT protects Rhode Islandís 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.