Photo by Steve Klamkin WPRO News
By Steve Klamkin WPRO News
The cities of Providence and Cranston are joining together to offer joint job fairs in an effort to ease high unemployment and to connect jobless residents with available jobs.
Monday in the state-run Network/RI office on Reservoir Avenue, Mayor Angel Taveras (D-Providence) and Mayor Allan Fung (R-Cranston) said that a series of eight job fairs would kick off next Wednesday, February 13 from 12:00 noon to 3:00 P.M. at the Roger Williams Park Casino, in an effort to connect people with available jobs in the healthcare field.
"We have about 25 companies and institutions who will be here on healthcare on February 13," said Taveras. "And, our hope is that with that we can put employers together with potential employees."
"We have that high need of people that are underemployed or unemployed, and we're going to do whatever we can together to get them back to work," said Mayor Fung.
You can register for the job fairs on the City of Providence website.
A series of follow-up job fairs will be conducted through November, each dedicated to specific industries.