Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training

 

Help is available at the Pawtucket netWORKri Career Center


May 23, 2007

 

Seven community service organizations will answer questions about and offer access to programs such as emergency housing or rental assistance, food stamps, nutrition, domestic violence assistance and lead mitigation. Also, entrepreneurial opportunities and cancer screenings will be available to female attendees.

Blackstone Valley Community Action, the Department of Health, the Center for Women and Enterprise, the Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center, the Department of Labor and Training, the University of RI Family Nutrition Center and the University of RI Center for a Hunger-Free America are eager to assist anyone who comes to the Pawtucket netWORKri Career Center at 175 Main Street on Wednesday, May 23rd from 9:00 AM to noon. During the first hour, from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, representatives from each of the service organizations will explain the benefits of their programs to the audience. From 10:00 AM to noon, attendees can meet one-on-one with representatives to get questions answered and receive printed materials to take home.

"Providing information on all these programs in one stop, and having a representative there to answer any question, is so convenient," explained Jane Palmer, Employer Service Representative from the Department of Labor and Training. "The netWORKri Career Center isn't just a great place to get a job... It's also where you can get information about valuable assistive services."

There are six netWORKri centers across the state, each offering a wide array of employment and training services, including job referral, employment and career counseling, peer support groups, aptitude testing, résumé writing, and information on the labor market. At netWORKri, job seekers can always access personal computers, the Internet, telephones, fax and copy machines at no charge to help in their job search. NetWORKri is ready to assist anyone, 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.

The six netWORKri One-Stop Career Centers located throughout Rhode Island offer employment services to both job seekers and area employers. The centers are managed and operated by the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training, a netWORKri partner. Other netWORKri partners include 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 Elderly Affairs; the RI Dept. of Children, Youth & Families; the RI Dept. of Corrections; the Office of Rehabilitation Services; Goodwill Industries; and SER-Jobs for Progress.



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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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