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DLT Advises Job-Seekers to Watch out for Job Offers from Fake Recruiters - DLT today is advising job-seekers who use the state’s online job board, EmployRI, of a fake recruiter scam in which the scammers, posing as representatives of a legitimate company, tried to defraud a job-seeker by getting him to cash a check for $3,000. He did not deposit the check and the scammers did not obtain any of his confidential information.
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July 27, 2016
Rhode Island-Based Jobs Up 1,700 from May; June Unemployment Rate Rises to 5.5 Percent - DLT announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June 2016 was 5.5 percent, up one-tenth of a percentage point from the May rate.
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July 21, 2016
Raimondo, Electric Boat Unveil Strategic Plan for Workforce Pipeline at Quonset Point - PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Electric Boat (EB) today unveiled a strategic workforce plan aimed at addressing long-term hiring opportunities at Quonset Point. EB's Rhode Island facility currently employs 3,500 workers, and the company expects to employ more than 5,500 workers by the end of the 2020s. Read more

July 18, 2016
DLT Advises Unemployment Customers that Peak Claim Period Has Arrived; Agency offers tips to help expedite payments amid annual seasonal influx that is expected to total 5,000 claims by July 9 - DLT is advising Rhode Islanders who are filing unemployment claims that the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Call Center is experiencing one of its busiest stretches of the year.. Read more

June 28, 2016
May Unemployment Rate Remains at 5.4 Percent; Rhode Island-Based Jobs Down 2,000 from April - DLT announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May 2016 was 5.4 percent, unchanged from the revised April rate. Read more

June 16, 2016


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Michael Healey
Chief Public Relations Officer
(401) 462-8090

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

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