Finding the right career opportunity can be a challenge, so we're here to help guide you to the right resource. Our strategic partnerships (and Rhode Island's workforce system at large) offer many programs that can help you with career services, counseling, education programs, training, and a range of other supports designed to help you meet your career goals.
SEARCH FOR A JOB
Prefer to access job assistance services from home? EmployRI.org is the state’s online career service platform that offers a range of free job assistance services including an online job board, individual skills analysis, training programs, and industry profiles and labor market information. Learn more here about: Employ RI
Skills for Rhode Island’s Future (Skills RI) works directly with employers and training providers to identify unmet workforce needs and recruit trained candidates to fulfill them. Skills RI specializes in connecting job seekers from unemployed and traditionally underserved or underrepresented populations to employment opportunities. Learn more about: Skills for RI
ACCESS CAREER COUNSELING AND SUPPORTS
The state’s four netWORKri career centers are located regionally throughout Rhode Island. The netWORKri career centers provide a variety of free services, including working with experienced career counselors, job matching services, short-term training and workshops, and job search skills such as resume and cover letter writing and interview preparation. Learn more at netWORKri
ACCESS TRAINING AND EDUCATION
Real Pathways RI is a workforce development initiative designed to address employment challenges of individuals with barriers to employment. A network of service providers throughout the state provide a range of education and training solutions to effectively prepare and place individuals with sustainable employment opportunities. A list of Real Pathways RI grant recipients can be viewed here. A program report for the Quarter ending December 31st, 2017 was released and is can be viewed here.
Real Jobs RI is a workforce development initiative designed to address the unique workforce challenges of Rhode Island’s high demand and high wage industries. A network of strategic partnerships throughout the state provide a range of solutions to employers, including training unemployed individuals for open job opportunities. Learn more at Real Jobs RI
YOUTH-SPECIFIC JOB SEEKERS SERVICES
Are you a young person who is still exploring your career options? We can help — by connecting you to career paths that interest you, and by helping you access the support and resources to pursue them. Programs and services include career exploration, education and skill needs, internships and work experience, and other learning, leadership, and job readiness services.
The YouthWorks411 network of career development centers serve Rhode Islanders ages 14-24 with programs including career interest/exploration, academic assessments and services, contextual learning, leadership development, job readiness and work experiences. Learn more at Youth Works 411
Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people earn a high school diploma or GED, identify a career path of interest, and find and keep a sustainable job. For eligible young people at least 16 years of age, Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life. Learn more here at Exeter Job Corps Center