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February Unemployment Rate Drops to 6.3 Percent; Jobs down 2,700 from January - DLT announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for February 2015 dropped to 6.3 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from the January 2015 rate and down two and one-tenth percentage points from the February 2014 rate. Read more

Mar. 26, 2015
January Unemployment Rate Drops to 6.5 Percent; Jobs up 2,400 from December - DLT announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January 2015 dropped to 6.5 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from the December 2014 rate and down two and one-tenth percentage points from the January 2014 rate. Read more

Mar. 12, 2015
DLT to Host Two-Day Job Fair March 2-3 to Help Greencore USA, Inc., Hire Food Prep Workers at Quonset Business Park Location -The Business Workforce Center of the RI DLT will host a two-day recruitment at the Providence netWORKri Career Center at One Reservoir Avenue, Providence. Monday’s recruitment will run from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM on March 2 and Tuesday’s recruitment will run from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM on March 3. Read more

Feb. 27, 2015
DLT to Offer Rapid Response Services Tomorrow to Workers Laid off by Women & Infants Hospital - DLT is encouraging workers affected by the layoffs announced today by Women & Infants Hospital to attend a Rapid Response orientation session tomorrow, Tuesday, February 24. Read more

Feb. 23, 2015
DLT Takes Action Against Alleged Employee Criminal Conduct - DLT announced today that it has referred a complaint involving possible employee criminal conduct to the Rhode Island State Police for further investigation.. Read more

Feb. 19, 2015
Raimondo Launches Pay Equity Tip Line, Website (Released by the Governor)- Governor Gina M. Raimondo today launched the RI Pay Equity Tip Line, a telephone line allowing women and men to report employers who violate the Rhode Island law that bans gender-based wage discrimination. Read more

Feb. 10, 2015
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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

Phone: (401) 462-8000
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