RI Department of Labor and Training

Military-friendly job fair

March 18, 2011

More than two dozen employers will be recruiting at a Military-Friendly Job Fair, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Wednesday, April 13, at the National Guard Armory, 541 Airport Road, Warwick. The job fair, organized jointly by the RI Red Cross, RI National Guard Military Family Program and the RI Department of Labor and Training/netWORKri one-stop career system, is free and open to military personnel, veterans and their families. Positions in customer service, construction, child care, education, engineering, financial services, insurance, technical support and security are available. Attendees should be prepared for an on-site interview and have résumé copies available. Dress is business casual. Parking is free.
Employers scheduled to attend include: include AAA, Amica Mutual, Army National Guard, Aspen Aerogels, Banneker Industries, Cranston Arc, Electric Boat, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, John E. Fogarty Center, Fielding Manufacturing, G4S Secure Solutions, Gateway Healthcare, Gem Plumbing, GSM Metals, McLaughlin Research Group, MicroTech Staffing, NY Life Securities, Pioneer Financial, Primerica, Securitas, University of Phoenix, UPS and Waddell & Reed.

Education and training providers will also be available to answer questions about available programs. These include Arrowpoint Corp., Building Futures/Providence Plan and New England Tractor Trailer Training School.

Representatives from such service organization as the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, RI Hope, Small Business Administration and Veteran’s Affairs are also expected to attend.

The netWORKri one-stop career 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, netWORKri has offices in Providence, Pawtucket, Wakefield, 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.