Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training


Woonsocket netWORKri Career Center Remains Closed

Sandra Powell (401) 462-8803
Workforce Development
Kathy Partington (401) 462-8799
Workforce Development
July 1, 2005

WOONSOCKET - Department of Labor and Training Director Adelita S. Orefice announced today the Woonsocket netWORKri Career Center will remain closed due to renovations. It closed mid-June. The improved Center is expected to reopen in the fall.

Customers are encouraged to visit one of the other five netWORKri Centers. The nearest Center geographically is in Pawtucket, at 175 Main Street. There are also netWORKri Career Centers in Providence, Warren, Wakefield, and West Warwick. Directions to each Center are available at www.netWORKri.org or by calling toll-free 1-888-616-JOBS. netWORKri Career Centers are open weekdays from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

The Department of Labor and Training is exploring different options in order to continue to serve customers in northern Rhode Island during this brief period. Customers can continue to access the Rhode Island Job Bank and obtain updates on the status of the renovations through the netWORKri web site.

Rhode Island's netWORKri Centers offer a wide array of employment and training services, including job referral, employer recruitments and job fairs, employment and career counseling, resume assistance, and information on the labor market.

Customers can access personal computers, the Internet, telephone, fax and copy machines at no charge to aid their job search. netWORKri is ready to assist any job seeker or employer, whether the goal is a first job, a better job or a career change.

"We are pleased that the projected time to reopen the Woonsocket netWORKri Career Center will coincide with relocation of the Woonsocket Division of Motor Vehicles to the same building. Residents of northern Rhode Island will be able to access a variety of services and resources from both agencies in an accessible state-of-the-art-facility," said Director Orefice.

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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 work force is protected through the enforcement of labor laws, prevailing wage rates, and work place 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 our web site at www.dlt.ri.gov

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