Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training


Free Business Workshops Slated (pdf)

Ray Filippone (401) 462-8415
Income Support
August 31, 2006

The RI Department of Labor and Training kicks off its free employer education seminar series with two sessions on Unemployment Insurance and Temporary Disability Insurance. Participants will learn where to find qualified applicants, what factors can affect their tax rate and how to reduce it, how to retain qualified employees at reduced rates during temporary slowdowns, who qualifies for UI or TDI, and how the adjudication process works.

The first session will be held Wednesday, September 13th, from 8:00 AM to noon, with an encore presentation Wednesday, September 20th, also from 8:00 AM to noon. For more information go to www.dlt.state.ri.us/EmployerSeminars.htm. Registration required, before September 6th.

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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

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