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Applications for planning grant funds available through Real Jobs Rhode Island are due at DLT Friday, July 3 - DLT is reminding applicants seeking Real Jobs Rhode Island funding that planning grant submissions are due at DLT on Friday, July 3, no later than 3 PM. Grants will be awarded for business-driven sector partnerships for up to $25,000. Read more

June 30, 2015
DLT to host two-day job fair June 24-25 to help Greencore hire 200+ workers at Quonset Business Park location - The Business Workforce Center of the RI DLT will host a two-day recruitment at the Providence netWORKri One Stop Career Center at One Reservoir Avenue, Providence, to help Greencore USA, Inc. hire 200+ workers for first and second shift positions. Read more

June 23, 2015
Rhode Island Unemployment Rate Below 6.0 Percent; 3,400 Jobs Added in May - The RI Department of Labor and Training announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May 2015 dropped to 5.9 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from the April 2015 rate of 6.1 percent. Over the year, the unemployment rate is down two percentage points from the May 2014 rate. This is the lowest unemployment rate since November 2007. Read more

June 18, 2015
2015-16 Unemployment and Temporary Disability Insurance Rates Announced -Today the Department of Labor and Training announced the 2015-16 rates of the two biggest income support programs that it runs for Rhode Island workers and employers. Read more

June 11, 2015
Opportunity to Learn More about Real Jobs Rhode Island Tomorrow - The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training will host a Real Jobs Rhode Island pre-proposal conference tomorrow, Friday, May 22, 2015, at Save the Bay in Providence. This is an opportunity for potential applicants to learn more about the Real Jobs Rhode Island process as well as details about how to apply. Read more

May 21, 2015
Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training now accepting planning grant proposals for Real Jobs RI workforce development initiative - The Rhode Island DLT today announced that it is soliciting planning grant proposals for Real Jobs RI, part of Governor Gina M. Raimondo’s jobs plan that puts employers’ needs at the center of government workforce development actions to jumpstart the Rhode Island economy. Read more

May 4, 2015
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Michael Healey
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(401) 462-8090

RI Department of Labor and Training
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