Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training


Ocean State Job Lot to Hire 50

February 12 , 2010


Ocean State Job Lot has partnered with netWORKri, a career center system operated by the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training, to fill up to 50 positions for its newest store, scheduled to open on Cranston’s Elmwood Avenue this April. Available positions include an operations supervisor, an area supervisor, front end supervisors, department heads, a visual merchandiser, a maintenance associate, a receiving associate and sales associates. Interviews will be held at the Providence netWORKri Career Center at One Reservoir Avenue, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Monday through Friday, February 15-19.

Ocean State Job Lot plans to staff their newest store with up to 35 permanent and up to 15 temporary sales associates. Full-time positions include medical and dental benefits. Prior customer service or retail experience is preferred.

Director of Recruitment and Training Donna McLeod said, “DLT’s Business Service Unit has been very supportive of our hiring efforts while our newest location is under construction. In addition, netWORKri has offered the use of their facility for orientations.” Ocean State Job Lot began as a single store in North Kingstown in 1977 and has since grown into a chain of 93 stores across the Northeast.

The netWORKri one-stop system offers employment services to both job seekers and area employers throughout the state. Managed and operated by the RI Department of Labor and Training, the netWORKri system has offices in Providence, Pawtucket, West Warwick and Woonsocket, and represents a consortium of partners including Workforce Solutions of Providence/Cranston; the Workforce Partnership of Greater Rhode Island; the RI Dept. of Education; the RI Dept. of Human Services; the RI Dept. of Children, Youth and Families; the RI Dept. of Corrections; the Office of Rehabilitation Services; Goodwill Industries; and SER-Jobs for Progress. For more information on netWORKri, visit www.networkri.org. Job seekers may also visit EmployRI, the department's virtual one-stop for job opportunities at www.employri.org.


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.