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Our Services

Welcome to the DLT Business Workforce Center. Our goal is to reduce the time and costs associated with hiring, training and/or transitioning your employees.

Let us register your business in EmployRI and post your job openings.  EmployRI is our online job database. Its as easy as picking up the telephone and calling us! Or if you want to register yourself, click here to learn how.

Maintain your competitive edge with local and national Labor Market Information including current wage data available for your viewing.  All of these resources are at no cost to you! 

If you are a new to EmployRI, or a new employer, we will do our best to approve your access within 24-48 hours of your registration.  Feel free to explore EmployRI on your own.  If you need help registering, posting a job, or have questions, Business Service Specialists are available Monday through Friday from 8am-4pm to assist you. 

Please call us at (401) 462-8724, (401) 462-8721 or (401) 462-8977 for personal assistance.  You can also email us with questions or request for assistance at

Thank you!

The Staff of the Business Workforce Center

In EmployRI, you can search candidate resumes or have the site continually search for you, through the virtual recruiter. Open up your dashboard to receive messages, résumés and information that is important to you. 

Job Matching
Our Business Service Specialist can help you craft job descriptions and screen applicants. You can also search through our résumé database yourself and post your own job openings directly to EmployRI. Through the EmployRI Virtual Recruiter function, candidates with matching skill sets can be automatically referred to you as soon as they post their résumés to our system.

Skills Assessment
Recently, the Business Workforce Center and netWORKri have invested in a new online tool entitled Prove It!. Prove It! assesses the specific skills a candidate must possess—such as math, computer or customer service skills—in order to perform the job for which he or she is applying. Not only does it help an employer verify a candidate’s competencies, but it can also illuminate skill gaps that a candidate could address through training.

Customized Recruiting
Our representatives can create a unique recruiting strategy to meet your company’s needs. We can arrange small-scale recruitments at any of our netWORKri career centers, or we can plan a large-scale job fair for your business, your industry or your geographic area. Alternatively, if you are planning your own recruitment event, our staff can assist with intake, traffic management and other related tasks.

Training improves worker retention and productivity, and can keep your business competitive in a global environment. The Business Workforce Center can connect you with a number of Governor’s Workforce Board matching grant opportunities for new and existing workers that can help you skill up your workforce. They can also connect you to On-the-Job Training (OJT) and customized training options offered through your local workforce investment board.

Help in Hard Times
Business Workforce Center representatives can also help your business navigate through economic downturns, reductions in workforce or company closures. The Department of Labor and Training’s WorkShare program can help you retain valuable employees during a temporary (non-seasonal) slowdown through a combining reduced work hours with partial unemployment insurance benefit for affected employees. Or, if your company is experiencing large-scale layoffs, the department’s Rapid Response Unit can provide timely,comprehensive services to affected workers.

  Other pertinent links for employers:

  > Employer Handbook/Labor Laws > Hire Act (IRS information) > Quick Start State Forms & Applications
  > Occupational Safety > Unemployment Insurance Forms > Unemployment Insurance Tax
  > WorkShare > Report a New Hire > Online Business Registration

> Labor Standards

> Labor Market Information for Business

> Workers' Compensation

  > On-the-Job Training > Worker Adjustment Retraining Notification (WARN) > Post a Job for Youth
  External Links:    
  > Business USA    

RI Department of Labor and Training
Business Workforce Center
Center General Complex
1511 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920

Phone: (401) 462-8724, (401) 462-8721 or (401) 462-8977
Fax: (401) 462-8722
TTY via RI Relay: 711
5/29/19 MDF
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  DLT is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services available upon request