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National Business Group That’s Urging Employer-Led Skills Training Comes to RI to Learn More about Real Jobs Program - On Friday, DLT hosted the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) to showcase how the business-led Real Jobs RI program is meeting employers’ workforce and skills challenges. Read more

Oct. 10, 2017
Rhode Island Continues Crackdown on Workplace Fraud - DLT today announced the outcomes of two workplace fraud cases that the Underground Economy and Employee Misclassification Task Force and DLT have closed. Read more

Sept. 18, 2017
Rhode Island-Based Jobs unchanged from July; August Unemployment Rate Remains at 4.3 Percent - DLT announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August 2017 was 4.3 percent, unchanged from the July rate. Over the year, the unemployment rate is down one percentage point from the August 2016 rate of 5.3 percent. Read more

Sept. 14, 2017
Logistics Company Looking to Hire up to 300 Ramp and Warehouse Agents at New Airport Cargo Terminal - The Business Workforce Center of the RI DLT is working with Pinnacle Logistics, a Dallas-based logistics company, to help hire up to 300 ramp and warehouse agents. Positions are immediately available on all shifts and are located at T.F. Green Airport. Read more

Sept. 13, 2017
Rhode Island-Based Jobs up 3,100 from June; July Unemployment Rate Rises to 4.3 Percent - DLT announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July 2017 was 4.3 percent, up one-tenth of a percentage point from the June rate.
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August 17, 2017
Rhode Island-Based Jobs up 200 from May; June Unemployment Rate Rises to 4.2 Percent - DLT announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June 2017 was 4.2 percent, up one-tenth of a percentage point from the May rate.
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July 20, 2017


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Michael Healey
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(401) 462-8090

RI Department of Labor and Training
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