RI Department of Labor and Training
 MEDIA ADVISORY
 
Services for Veterans Fair on Friday, Nov. 19

November 4, 2010

WAKEFIELD: The Wakefield netWORKri One-Stop Reemployment Center will host a “Services for Veterans Fair” from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, November 19. The free event is open to the general public and will be held at the recently reopened netWORKri location, 4808 Tower Hill Rd., Stedman Government Center, Wakefield.

From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., a netWORKri counselor will host a workshop entitled, “How to Civilianize your Résumé,” designed to help servicemen and women translate the skills learned in the military into saleable skills for the civilian workplace. The workshop also covers best practices in résumé-creation, including formatting and key word usage.

Throughout the event, a netWORKri veterans’ representative will be available to answer questions about area job opportunities and job search techniques. Also available to answer questions are representatives from the Strength at Home program, which offers post-deployment readjustment assistance, and the VetSuccess program, which offers vocational rehabilitation and employment services. As part of the fair, representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs will present information on educational opportunities, the GI Bill, Veterans’ Affairs health care and homelessness prevention. Lastly, a representative from Bank of America will explain the home loan guaranty program for eligible veterans.

An Air National Guard representative will also be available to answer any questions regarding recruitment.

For more information on this and other netWORKri events in the South County area, contact Wakefield netWORKri at (401) 782-4362.



Located in Pawtucket, Providence, Wakefield, West Warwick and Woonsocket, the netWORKri One-Stop Centers offer employment services to both job seekers and employers and are managed and operated by the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training. Other netWORKri partners 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.

 

The RI Department of Labor and Training offers employment services, educational services and economic opportunity to both individuals and employers. DLT protects Rhode Islandís 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.

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