COVID-19 has brought on deep uncertainty to say the least, both on the side of employers and job seekers. We as individuals and organizations have had to navigate through unchartered waters, unsure of what the days ahead will bring. However, at SkillsRI we have remained laser focused on solutions to support Rhode Islanders.
Collaborating with the RI Department of Labor and Training, in April SkillsRI introduced a temporary staffing initiative aimed at providing increased wages of $18 to $23 per hour for Rhode Islanders displaced from their jobs due to COVID-19. These individuals are placed temporarily with employers small and large across the State who are in high need of talent to keep their operations running safely and smoothly.
Throughout the phased re-opening, we have worked side-by-side with over 150 individuals to secure temporary employment in banking & finance, call center/customer service, hospitality/food services, human services, manufacturing, office/clerical, retail, transportation and warehouse/logistics.
Thank you to each and every one of the individuals who have stepped up to help the Rhode Island economy during this difficult time… while earning increased wages in these uncertain times.
If you would like to learn more or apply for the SkillsRI Temp Staffing program, please visit https://www.skillsforri.com/temp.