Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training


DLT and Chambers Offer Rapid Response Sessions for Businesses

April 1, 2010

Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training and the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation, in conjunction with local chambers of commerce and the Small Business Administration, is holding a series of Rapid Response sessions for area businesses impacted by the recent flooding. Sessions are free of charge, and businesses do not need to be members of their chamber of commerce in order to attend.

These sessions will explain how employers may become eligible for businesses unemployment insurance relief and unemployment insurance waiting period waivers for their employees. They will also learn about loans available through the Economic Development Corporation and other resources available through the Small Business Administration.

Sessions include:

Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce
30 Exchange Terrace, Providence
Friday, April 2, three sessions: 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Businesses may R.S.V.P. at 521-5000 or 462-8724

Central Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, North Kingstown chamber of Commerce, East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce and Pawtuxet Valley Chamber of Commerce
At the Cold Spring Community Center
30 Beach St., North Kingstown
Monday, April 5, 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
Businesses may R.S.V.P. at 1-888-616-5627 or 462-8724

The Greater Westerly-Pawcatuck Chamber of Commerce
One Chamber Way, Westerly
Monday, April 5, 2 to 4 p.m.
R.S.V.P. at 596-7761

Cranston Chamber of Commerce
505 Atwood Avenue (next to Shark’s Bar and Grille), Cranston
Tuesday, April 6, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
R.S.V.P. at 462-8724

North Central Chamber of Commerce
Johnston Housing Authority, Aime J. Forand Complex
8 Forand Circle, Johnston
Tuesday, April 6, 2010 1:00 - 3:00 pm
R.S.V.P. at 349-4674

East Providence Chamber of Commerce
At the East Providence Library
401 Grove Ave., East Providence
Wednesday, April 7, 10 a.m. to 12 noon
R.S.V.P. at 438-1212

East Bay Chamber of Commerce
15 Cutler Street, Suite 102, Warren
Wednesday, April 7, 1p.m. to 3 p.m.
R.S.V.P. at 245-0750

Pawtuxet Valley Chamber of Commerce Cancelled
Coventry Senior Center
50 Wood Street, Coventry
Thursday, April 8, 9 a.m.-12 noon
R.S.V.P. at 823-3349

City of Warwick
City Council Chamber, City Hall
3275 Post Rd., Warwick
Thursday, April 8, 4 p.m.- 6 p.m.



The Rapid Response Team is in discussions with other chambers to hold additional sessions throughout the state. These will be made public as soon as they are confirmed.

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