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Rhode Island-Based Jobs Up 3,300 from June; July Unemployment Rate at 5.8 Percent - DLT announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July 2015 dropped to 5.8 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from the June 2015 rate of 5.9 percent. Read more

Aug. 20, 2015
Second Straight Rate Reduction for Insurers Providing Workers’ Comp Coverage Signals DLT’s Commitment to Making It Easier to Do Business with Business - Today the DLT announced that it has cut the administrative assessment rate charged to insurance companies providing workers’ compensation coverage in Rhode Island.Read more

July 23, 2015
DLT Statement on Unemployment Insurance Mailing - DLT announced today that a malfunctioning mail-sorting machine caused the Social Security Numbers (SSNs) of as many as 832 Unemployment Insurance (UI) customers to be misdirected and exposed to the wrong employers or customers. As of today, DLT knows of 18 customers whose full SSNs were sent to the wrong employers.
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July 21, 2015
Rhode Island June Unemployment Rate at 5.9 Percent; Jobs Down 300 from May - DLT announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June 2015 dropped to 5.9 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from the revised May 2015 rate of 6.0 percent. Read more

July 16, 2015
Global medical packaging firm Nelipak is hiring at its Cranston location with job fair to be held Tuesday, July 14, from 2-7 PM - Commerce Corporation, Workforce Solutions of Providence/Cranston, the City of Cranston, and the Department of Labor and Training’s Business Workforce Center are announcing that Nelipak Healthcare Packaging, a global provider of custom thermoformed packaging used in the medical devices and pharmaceutical industries, is holding a job fair at its US headquarters in Cranston on Tuesday, July 14, from 2 to 7 PM. Read more

July 13, 2015
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
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Michael Healey
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RI Department of Labor and Training
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