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Pawtucket netWORKri Customers:
The RI Department of Labor and Training regrets to inform its customers and workforce partners that, due to federal funding reductions, the Pawtucket netWORKri One-Stop Career Center will no longer offer services after Thursday, September 6, 2012.
The Pawtucket netWORKri center was originally slated for closure in April of this year, but efforts made by Governor Chafee and Mayor Grebien allowed the department to continue operations at the Main Street site through the summer.
Customers may still utilize netWORKri services at four other one-stop locations in Providence, Woonsocket, West Warwick and Wakefield. A flyer with directions and bus route information is available at the front desk of any netWORKri center or by following the links at the bottom of this page.
We know that many current customers of the Pawtucket center have developed valuable relationships with their netWORKri career advisors and are encouraged to continue those relationships if they wish. If a new location represents a hardship, you may request that a new advisor be assigned from a more convenient location.
Pawtucket netWORKri staff members have been reassigned to the following offices:
Throughout this recession and recovery, the state’s public library system has been an invaluable resource for job seekers. This is particularly the case in Pawtucket, where the leadership at the Pawtucket Public Library on Summer Street has graciously offered to host regularly scheduled job seeker workshops, led by knowledgeable netWORKri staff. A flyer which lists scheduled workshops for the month of September is available at the front desk of any netWORKri center and on the web at www.networkri.org/WorkshopsLL.htm.
Similar workshops are planned at libraries throughout the coming year, and will be posted on the netWORKri web site as they are scheduled.
Another valuable resource to keep in mind is the EmployRI virtual career center, available on the web at www.EmployRI.org. The site offers not only up-to-date and easily searchable job listings, but also tools for résumé writing, skills assessment and labor market research.
We understand that both the services and the staff at our netWORKri centers play important roles in the lives of so many Rhode Island job seekers. However, as a government agency, we have a fiscal responsibility to operate within our current budget. While the current situation is not ideal, we do hope that the alternatives we have suggested help maintain a continuity of services for our Pawtucket-area clients.
Assistant Director Sue Chomka