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Rhode Island-Based Jobs Down 900 from August; September Unemployment Rate Remains at 5.6 Percent - DLT announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September 2016 was 5.6 percent, unchanged from the August rate. Over the year, the unemployment rate is unchanged from the September 2015 rate of 5.6 percent. Read more

Oct. 20, 2016
Governor Raimondo Launches Talent Sourcing Solution That’s the ‘Missing Link’ to Connect Unemployed Job Seekers and Employers - Gov. Raimondo, joined by Congressman Cicilline, Providence Mayor Elorza, state workforce development officials, and business leaders, today launched Skills for Rhode Island’s Future, a public-private partnership that meets the hiring needs of employers by offering customized talent sourcing solutions to place qualified long-term unemployed and underemployed candidates into available positions. Read more

Oct. 19, 2016
Statement Concerning Arraignment of Ex-DLT Employee Accused of Theft of Unemployment Insurance Funds - DLT Director Scott Jensen released the following statement today concerning the Federal Court arraignment of Ambulai Sheku, 37, of Providence. A DLT employee who worked in the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Call Center from 2009 until 2015, Sheku is accused of multiple counts of fraudulently obtaining UI benefits. Read more

Oct. 13, 2016
DLT, Attorney General’s Office Warn of Inaccurate Information on Look-Alike Workers’ Comp Website Although it looks official, “rhodeislandoworkerscompensation.org” is actually just advertising a for-profit legal referral business - DLT and Office of the Attorney General are advising employers and workers to avoid a look-alike website offering information about workers’ compensation coverage because it’s often inaccurate, and if mistakenly relied upon as authoritative, could have negative consequences. Read more

Sept. 21, 2016
Rhode Island-Based Jobs Down 700 from July; August Unemployment Rate Increases to 5.6 Percent - DLT announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August 2016 was 5.6 percent, up one-tenth of a percentage point from the July rate.
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Sept. 15, 2016
Raimondo Visit to Computer Coding Class Spotlights State's Actions to Overcome IT Skills Gap - PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Last night, Governor Gina M. Raimondo visited the last class of a free, intensive, 16-week computer coding course offered by Real Jobs RI grantee LaunchCode, a nonprofit that partners with employers to create paid apprenticeships and jobs for those lacking traditional computer science degrees and backgrounds. Read more

Sept. 2, 2016


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Michael Healey
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RI Department of Labor and Training
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