Workforce Development & Employer Services

Workforce Development Directory

Employers, are you finding that you are too busy or it is too costly to recruit qualified employees? Are you aware of programs that may be available to help you keep your employees working during slow economic times? Did you know there are grants and tax credits available to help you train your current workforce? Could you be asking illegal questions during the interview process? Is your workplace safe and accessible for employees with disabilities?

So many employers rely on netWORKri for their hiring needs because it is efficient and cost effective. Each netWORKri Center has staff from the Dept. of Labor & Training and Workforce Solutions of Providence/Cranston that specialize in employer services. The staff offers a rich array of services to meet your workforce needs including; recruitment assistance, posting jobs locally and nationally, pre-screening of applicants, test administration, job fairs; as well as, access to information on tax credits, employee skills upgrade programs, labor laws, labor market information, income support programs, workplace safety, and accessibility.

Knowing that each employer is different we will customize services to meet your needs including wage reimbursement for training new employees. We can arrange job recruitments at your place of business or at Providence netWORKri. Our staff will coordinate space, marketing, outreach to potential applicants, arrange for our staff to assist in taking applications, reviewing resumes, and coordinating testing to send you only the most qualified applicants…all at NO COST to you! Just think of the savings in terms of time, staff and effort. To learn more call Jim Glover at 401-861-0800 x104 or visit Providence netWORKri, at One Reservoir Ave. Providence.

On-the-Job Training – Businesses interested in hiring a trainee who needs a skills upgrade may be eligible for funding in the form of On-the-Job Training (OJT). OJT programs can last between 4 weeks to 6 months. Eligible employers may receive up to 50% reimbursement of wages for this time.

• Customized Training – Customized Training is a flexible, dynamic, and responsive program that allows local employers to work with the public workforce development system in meeting their short- and long-term labor needs. The workforce needs of an employer or a group of employers is the driver of the training and allows for the creation of a customized training curriculum that addresses a business’ specific occupational and soft skills requirements. Customized Training offers employers recruiting assistance and offsets recruiting and training costs for the company. The employer match for the cost of training will range from 10% to 50% of the cost of the training based on the size of the company.


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