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Dept hiring for seasonal jobs in Rhode Island

Posted on December 28, 2015

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is hiring for seasonal jobs in Rhode Island. They are accepting applications for seasonal employment at state parks, beaches and campgrounds across the state. Available positions include, but are not limited to, park ranger – levels, I, II and III, beach managers, seasonal laborers, lifeguards, lifeguard captains, recreational […]


Did employers add Rhode Island retail jobs?

Posted on December 10, 2015

Retail hiring was big in October, and it looks like employers may have added Rhode Island retail jobs. This is according to a release from Challenger, Gray, & Christmas. Retailers added more than 200,000 new workers in October. However, the record pace is not expected to continue into November and December. Strong hiring in October […]


Partnerships filling Rhode Island jobs

Posted on December 8, 2015

Several new grants are helping to fill Rhode Island jobs. The recipients of the Real Jobs RI implementation grants are available through the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (DLT). Real Jobs RI is a demand-driven initiative that puts employers at the center of the state’s workforce development efforts to train people for jobs that actually […]


Grants boost Rhode Island jobs

Posted on December 1, 2015

A round of grants is helping boost Rhode Island jobs. There are new recipients of the Real Jobs RI implementation grants available through the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (DLT). Real Jobs RI is a demand-driven initiative that puts employers at the center of the state’s workforce development efforts to train people for jobs […]


Retail jobs in Rhode Island climb

Posted on November 3, 2015

Most likely due to seasonal hiring, retail jobs in Rhode Island have grown, according to recent statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In 2015, job growth has averaged 198,000 per month, compared with an average monthly gain of 260,000 in 2014. In September, job gains occurred in health care and information, while employment in […]


Rhode Island warehouse jobs added

Posted on November 2, 2015

UPS is hiring big for the holidays, and most likely that includes Rhode Island warehouse jobs. UPS said it expects to hire between 90,000 and 95,000 seasonal employees to support the anticipated increase in package volume that will begin in November and continue through January 2016. The full- and part-time seasonal positions – primarily package […]


Team to develop campaign for Rhode Island jobs

Posted on October 7, 2015

A team is getting together to develop a solid campaign for Rhode Island jobs. The state has announced a three-firm marketing team to design and execute a top-notch statewide tourism and business attraction campaign. Engaging this team will build on efforts ongoing across state government to revitalize the state’s economy and put Rhode Islanders back […]


Partnerships will create jobs in Rhode Island

Posted on October 2, 2015

Employers are busy supporting grant recipients and jobs in Rhode Island at a conference. US Department of Labor Deputy Assistant Secretary Eric M. Seleznow, RI Secretary of Commerce Stefan Pryor, and DLT Director Scott Jensen also spoke. Panelists included Elisabeth Sachs, executive director of the Job Opportunities Task Force in Baltimore; Laura Spada, executive director […]


New program to help jobs in Rhode Island

Posted on September 9, 2015

The governor of the state is increasing efforts to protect Rhode Island workers against employers who violate labor laws, including underpaying wages, which will help increase jobs in Rhode Island. The Governor’s four-point action plan includes: 1. Using existing funding to create a new Workplace Fraud Unit to focus DLT’s efforts on dishonest companies 2. Coordinating state […]


Collaboration to boost Rhode Island jobs

Posted on September 1, 2015

A new collaboration is set to create and bolster Rhode Island jobs. The state is collaborating with the Brookings Institute to get Rhode Islanders back to work. Brookings, with its strong track record in developing successful economic strategies in Buffalo, New York and Chicago, Illinois, among other places, will work to identify economic development initiatives […]


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