About Us

DLT building entrance

The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training provides workforce development, workforce security, and workforce protection to the state’s workers, employers and citizens, offering employment services, educational services and economic opportunity to both individuals and employers. DLT protects the workforce by enforcing labor laws, prevailing wage rates, and workplace health and safety standards. The department also provides temporary income support to unemployed and temporarily disabled workers.


The Governor's Workforce Board is the centralized resource for workforce development issues, connecting a wide variety of services and programs for both employers and job seekers.

The Workforce Solutions of Providence-Cranston is charged with partnering with local industries to increase labor and training initiatives within the state, as well as collaborating with business, labor, education leaders and community-based organizations to establish a dynamic, outcome driven, visible resource providing measurable and comprehensive market-driven employment and training services.

The Board of Police Officer Relief Per RI General Law 45-19-2, within the Department of Labor and Training there is a board of police officer's relief consisting of seven members which administers the fund for the relief of police officers.

The Board of Firefighter Relief - Per RI General Law 45-19-5, within the Department of Labor and Training there is a board of fire fighter's relief, consisting of three members, which administer the fund for the relief of fire fighters


At the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training, in-person assistance is available at Building 70 for the following services:

  • Trade License Renewals
  • Applications for Trade License Exams
  • Apprenticeship Registration
  • Unpaid Wage Complaints
  • Prevailing Wage Complaints
  • Employee Misclassification Complaints
  • Boiler and Elevator Inspections and Permits

If you need help with a different program, such as UI or TDI, in-person assistance is not available. Please Contact Us via phone or email.

For in-person career services, please visit one of our Local Career Centers.