Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training


New Saturday Programs at Select netWORKri One-Stops

July 2, 2008

In response to public need, netWORKri career counselors will offer special Saturday morning job-matching programs at select netWORKri one-stop centers this summer. The Saturday programs include continuous workshops and one-on-one counseling in the areas of job placement, job search, résumé development and interviewing skills. The netWORKri one-stop system is overseen by the RI Department of Labor and Training.

Programs are scheduled from 9 am to 12 noon as follows:

·        July 12, Providence netWORKri Career Center, One Reservoir Ave., (401) 462-8900

·        July 19, Pawtucket netWORKri Reemployment Center, 175 Main St.; (401) 722-3100

·        July 26, West Warwick netWORKri Career Center, 1330 Main St.; (401) 828-8382

·        July 26, Woonsocket netWORKri Reemployment Center, 219 Pond St.; (401) 235-1201

No preregistration is necessary for these free programs. Directions to the individual centers are available on the netWORKri web site, www.netWORKri.org/centers.htm. The netWORKri centers are also open during normal business hours, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Additional Saturday programming may be scheduled in the future, depending on demand.

Director of Labor and Training Sandra M. Powell explains, “By offering expanded job matching services to the public, netWORKri can reach more unemployed Rhode Islanders in its efforts to connect job seekers with meaningful career opportunities.”

Managed and operated by the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training, the netWORKri One-Stop Career Centers offer employment services to both job seekers and area employers. Partners in the netWORKri system 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 and Families; the RI Dept. of Corrections; the Office of Rehabilitation Services; Goodwill Industries; and SER-Jobs for Progress.



About the RI Department of Labor and Training
The RI Department of Labor and Training offers employment services, educational services and economic opportunity to both individuals and employers. DLT protects Rhode Island's 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.