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August Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.6 Percent; Rhode Island-Based Jobs Down 800 from July - DLT announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August 2015 dropped to 5.6 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from the July 2015 rate of 5.8 percent. Read more

Sept. 17, 2015
Raimondo Supports Job-Training Partnerships; Real Jobs RI Planning Conference Helps Employers Build Skilled Workforce - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today emphasized the pivotal role employers play in the state's workforce development actions by supporting Real Jobs Rhode Island grant recipients to develop strong job training plans. Read more

Sept. 15, 2015
Forty Employers to Attend First Annual Central Falls Job Fair - The City of Central Falls has partnered with the Business Workforce Center at DLT and the Workforce Partnership of Greater Rhode Island to host the First Annual Job Fair, from 9 AM to noon, Wednesday, September 16, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 20 Claremont Street, Central Falls. Read more

Sept. 14, 2015
Raimondo Cracks Down on Workplace Fraud; Demands Fair Pay for Workers - Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that she is increasing efforts to protect Rhode Island workers against employers who violate labor laws, including underpaying wages.Read more

Sept. 1, 2015
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
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ProvJournal - RI Labor Dept. to help unemployed workers with new grant funding


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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