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Job Fair for West Valley Inn Employees Postponed- While it continues to look for a buyer, the West Valley Inn has asked the DLT to postpone a job fair for affected workers that had been scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, August 24, at the Providence/Cranston netWORKri One-Stop Career Center. DLT will provide an event update as soon as details are available.
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Aug. 23,, 2016
Rhode Island-Based Jobs Up 1,400 from June; JulyUnemployment Rate Remains at 5.5 Percent - DLT announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July 2016 was 5.5 percent, unchanged from the June rate. Read more

Aug. 18,, 2016
Raimondo Highlights Unemployment Program's Customer Service Turnaround - PPROVIDENCE, R.I. - Major customer service improvements made by the staff of the Unemployment Insurance (UI) program have reduced waiting times by 63 percent during this summer's recent peak claim period versus last summer's peak period. Read more

August 3, 2016
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


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Prov.Business News - RI DLT now targeting reemployment


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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