Contact: Ray Filippone
Assistant Director, Income Support
October 17, 2005
The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training offers extended hours at the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Call Center to accommodate individuals whose employment has been affected by water damage from last week's storm. Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims may be filed by dialing (401) 243-9100 on Tuesday, October 18th through Thursday, October 20th from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM. Thereafter, the Call Center returns to regular hours of operation, closing at 3:00 PM. UI claims may also be filed anytime, day or night, on-line at www.dlt.ri.gov/ui.
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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
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
TDD (401) 462-8006