Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training

 

Lifestyle Improvement Workshops

Free and Open to the Public (pdf)



Contact:
Jane Palmer (401) 722-3100 x122
Pawtucket netWORKri
October 24, 2006


PAWTUCKET-The Pawtucket netWORKri Career Center, a division of the RI Department of Labor and Training, is reaching out to the community with a series of free "lifestyle improvement" workshops. Topics include: Nutrition Programs, Food Stamp Eligibility, Domestic Violence Assistance, Medical Options, Shelter and Housing Options, Employment Services, Training Programs, Heating Assistance, Free Tax Preparation Services, Divorce Resources Information, and
Immigration Information. All workshops are free and open to the public. Parking is also free and Spanish interpreters will be on-site.

The event is Monday, October 30th at the Pawtucket netWORKri Career Center at 175 Main Street. Community-Based Organization representatives will also be on-site to answer your questions and direct attendees to services and programs that can help them. The event runs from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM.

There are six netWORKri Career Centers in Rhode Island, each offering a wide array of employment and training services, including job referral, employment and career counseling, peer support groups, aptitude testing, resume writing, and information on the labor market.

At netWORKri, customers can access personal computers, the Internet, telephone, fax and copy machines at no charge to help in their job search. netWORKri is ready to assist any job seeker, 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.




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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

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
TDD (401) 462-8006