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DLT gets $4M federal grant for apprenticeship programs

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Labor and Training was awarded a $4 million grant to develop, modernize and diversify its registered apprenticeship programs...
WORD OF CAUTION: Matthew Weldon, the director of the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, says a ruling by the DLT’s Board of Review doesn’t mean that everybody who has transportation problems will be eligible for unemployment benefits. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

No ride to work? You might be eligible for unemployment benefits

An employee is responsible for getting to work on time. But if an employer is inflexible when that worker loses their transportation, and the...

Matos: A voice for ‘business leaders at all levels’

PROVIDENCE – Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos has been handed the reins of small-business advocacy at a critical juncture, as many are still struggling to...

DLT to reinstate work-search requirements for unemployment starting May 23

PROVIDENCE - State residents receiving unemployment benefits will once again have to prove they are actively looking for work beginning on May 23, Gov....

DLT stops payment of $3.2B in fraudulent unemployment claims during pandemic

CRANSTON – The R.I. Department of Labor and Training has stopped an estimated $3.2 billion in unemployment benefits from being paid out to fraudsters...

Acting DLT director wants to institute small-business ombudsman

PROVIDENCE – Matt Weldon, acting director at the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, said he would like to institute a small-business ombudsman at...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO signs an executive order on Monday authorizing Lt. Gov. Daniel J. McKee to oversee and manage the fiscal year 2022 state budget. / COURTESY R.I. OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

Raimondo makes staff changes as she prepares to depart for Washington

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo made staff changes at three pivotal state departments in consultation with Lt. Gov. Daniel J. McKee, the governor...
State Rep. Carlos Tobo

Tobon recognized with National Leadership Award

State Rep. Carlos Tobon, deputy majority leader in the General Assembly, was recognized with a National Leadership Award by the Council of State Governments....

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