Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training

 

Labor & Training to Offer On-Site Assistance for Bradford Dyeing Employees
May 17, 2007

 

On Friday, May 18, the RI Department of Labor and Training will host special Income Support programs at the Bradford Social Club, Two Bowling Lane, Westerly, to help temporarily displaced workers from the Bradford Dyeing Company file for unemployment insurance benefits. Programs will run every two hours, at 8 am, 10 am, 12 noon and 2 pm. Human resources personnel from Bradford Dyeing plan to notify each employee individually about the special program.

Adelita Orefice, director of the RI Department of Labor and Training, says, "When a business is facing a crisis of this magnitude, the Department of Labor and Training is more than willing to offer on-site programs that make it easier for workers to get the help they need."

Once they file for unemployment insurance, Bradford Dyeing employees can anticipate a one-week waiting period before unemployment insurance benefits start. Most employees can expect to receive approximately 60 percent of their weekly wage replacement up to a maximum of $492 per week plus a dependency allowance, according to Raymond Filippone, assistant director of Income Support at the RI Department of Labor and Training.

UI recipients can receive benefits two ways: through the electronic payment card or through direct deposit. Workers interested in the direct deposit option are advised to bring their bank account information with them to Bradford Social Club.

Employees who are unable to attend the special programs on Friday can file unemployment insurance claims at any netWORKri Career Center, on the Internet at www.dlt.ri.gov/ui, or by telephone at 243-9100 for in-state residents or 866-557-0001 for out-of-state residents.



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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 workforce is protected through the enforcement of labor laws, prevailing wage rates, and workplace 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 the web site at www.dlt.ri.gov

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