During WWII, some companies needed to add to their workforce to meet the needs of the war effort while others slowed down. As the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to impact Rhode Island’s manufacturing sector, we find ourselves in a similar situation.
The Talent Exchange is a pilot service for manufacturing companies, sponsored by Polaris MEP, the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association and the Department of Labor and Training (DLT).
HIRING Employers benefit from “matchmaking” to speed the identification of workers with manufacturing floor experience similar to their needs.
DISPLACING Employers can use the service to help their Employees be considered by Skills for Rhode Island’s Future for placement in manufacturing positions.
This is a service for Employers, not Employees. Displaced employees, please see the note below.
If your business is slowing down, WorkShare may be a viable alternative to layoffs. Eligibility and program details available at: http://www.dlt.ri.gov/ui/ws.htm.
RI MANUFACTURERS ONLY: if you wish to receive this support form Skills for Rhode Island’s Future, please click one of the buttons below.
Fill out a short form to register your company with Skills for RI’s Future via the Talent Network
Note to displaced Employees: We appreciate that these are trying times. To receive support, contact the DLT directly using their online tools at http://www.dlt.ri.gov/. Although unemployment claims will be paid per the Governor’s public statements, Employees released from their current employment will likely not be supported with re-employment services for weeks or months as a result of the high volume of claims.
Note to hiring Employers: We recognize that coronavirus social distancing requirements make recruiting and interviewing more challenging. Polaris MEP can help you create new remote processes for hiring and onboarding. Please email [email protected] to get connected with a workforce expert.