Contact: Jane Palmer (401) 722-3100, x122
March 10, 2005
CENTRAL FALLS - netWORKri, a division of the RI Department of Labor and Training, is reaching out to those who struggle with their finances by hosting a free seminar on money management. In cooperation with the YWCA of Greater Rhode Island and Citizens Bank, the seminar will touch on many aspects of financial health including:
* How to open and manage a checking and savings accounts
* Understanding credit and how to build it
* Home ownership
* Techniques to save for a major purchase or investment
* Planning for the future
* Free tax preparation appointments for those who earn less than $35K
Mortgage and financial consultant Lori Grover will discuss the importance of one's credit report, how to understand it, and how to improve it. Spanish and Portuguese interpreters will be available.
The seminar begins at 5:30 PM Thursday, March 17th at 43 Hawes Street, Central Falls. On-site child care will be provided free at the YWCA of Greater RI Child Care Center. This seminar is open to the public.
There are six netWORKri Career Centers in Rhode Island, each offering a wide array of employment and training services, including job referral, employment and career counseling, peer support groups, aptitude testing, resume writing, and information on the labor market.
At netWORKri, customers
can access personal computers, the Internet, telephone, fax and copy machines
at no charge to help in their job search. netWORKri is ready to assist any job
seeker or employer, whether the goal is a first job, a better job, or a career
change. Offices are open Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. For more information,
call toll-free 1-888-616-JOBS or visit www.netWORKri.org.
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The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training offers a wide array of employment and training services to both the general public and to individuals with unusual barriers to employment. DLT is ready to assist any job seeker, whether the goal is a first job, a better job, or a career change. Rhode Island's work force is protected through the enforcement of labor laws, prevailing wage rates, and work place health and safety standards. Temporary income support is available to unemployed, sick, or injured workers and a comprehensive rehabilitation program is available to those injured on the job.DLT is dedicated to the growth and competitiveness of Rhode Island industry, administering a variety of training grants, tax credits, and apprenticeship programs to help employers. Economic indicators and labor market information are available for long-range planning. The Agency engages in active outreach, helping large and small employers retain their best workers or retrain their existing work force. At no cost to the employer, DLT will also screen job applicants, post job vacancies, and help businesses institute cost-sharing programs that can avert layoffs.For more information on the innovative programs and services available to all Rhode Islanders at the Department of Labor and Training, please call (401) 462-8000 or visit our web site at www.dlt.ri.gov
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
TDD (401) 462-8006