Workforce Development Services

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The Workforce Development Services Division is the single point of contact in Rhode Island for employment, workforce information and education and training services. Workforce Development Services oversees all programs that guide jobseekers to suitable employment and facilitates the connection between employers and qualified workers.

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Who We Serve


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The Workforce Development Services (WDS) Division is dedicated to the advancement of all who comprise the workforce: those who perform the work and those who hire them. The division oversees a variety of programs that guide jobseekers to suitable employment and introduce employers to qualified workers.


Services

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EmployRI

EmployRI is a website that contains information about jobseekers, employers, job orders, and training providers. It has greatly improved netWORKri’s ability to match self-service job seekers with employers and has been a helpful tool for staff-assisted job matching. In 2019, 23,931 total job seekers registered on EmployRI, including 14,781 new job seekers.

EmployRI is a virtual one-stop job search resource, EmployRI compiles multiple online job boards. It allows job seekers to target their search by preferred employer, location, source, date and/or required skills, and offers additional features such as automated resume and cover letter generation.