On the Job: DLT, SkillsRI say hundreds of jobs available in RI

On the Job

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Weekly jobless claims were released early Thursday morning announcing another 3.8 million Americans filed for unemployment, raising the total layoffs to 30 million since the virus hit.

This includes nearly 200,000 Rhode Islanders, but despite those job losses, state officials say there are plenty of jobs still available.

Employers across Rhode Island looking to hire, and job seekers looking for employment opportunities can visit backtowork.skillsforri.com.

In the above video, Scott Jensen from the Department of Labor and Training and Nina Pande from Skills for Rhode Island’s Future, joined Eyewitness News on a Zoom interview to discuss how they’re connecting jobseekers with opportunities amid the coronavirus crisis.

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