Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training


Department of Labor and Training to Host
Jobs Now Rhode Island Info Sessions


May 10, 2010

Responding to the news that the federal government has approved $47 million for the subsidized job program known as Jobs Now Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training has organized the following information sessions for interested employers:

  • Friday, May 14, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, May 18, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 19, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Held at the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training, 1511 Pontiac Ave., Cranston, the free information sessions are for employers interested in either the statewide Jobs Now Rhode Island or its subsidiary, the city-wide Jobs Now Providence program. Seating is limited, and registration is required at 1-888-616-JOBS.

Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Jobs Now Rhode Island is a job creation program that will reimburse eligible businesses 100 percent of wages for qualifying hires through September 30, 2010. The program is jointly administered by the Rhode Island Departments of Human Services, Labor and Training, and Revenue, in conjunction with Workforce Solutions of Providence/Cranston and the Workforce Partnership of Greater Rhode Island.

Jobs Now Rhode Island is ideal for businesses preparing to expand their workforce because it gives employers the opportunity to evaluate and train workers before committing to long-term hires. Companies that retain the Jobs Now workers beyond the duration of the program may qualify for additional tax credits. Jobs Now Rhode Island is also well suited for businesses desiring temporary and/or seasonal help. Jobs Now hiring cannot be used to reinstate or replace recently laid-off workers.

More information on employer and job seeker eligibility can be found by clicking the Jobs Now Rhode Island link of the department’s web site, www.dlt.ri.gov.



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.