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Friday, April 21, 2017

Charlestown area job openings

Gap widens between Charlestown unemployment rate and state average
By Will Collette

Image result for looking for jobsOn April 20, DLT announced that Rhode Island’s overall unemployment rate fell to 4.3%. 

That’s good news, except that rate is still the highest in New England and some of the drop was due to fewer people in the workforce.

As bad as that is, Charlestown is even worse with unemployment at 6.0% and a town government that doesn’t seem to care.

If they did care, they would take a serious look at some serious and practical things Charlestown could do to help boost employment, DESCRIBED HERE.

In the meantime, if you are out of work and looking for a job or looking for a  better job, I’ve collected an assortment of recent job postings for work in non-profits or government agencies in South County.

There’s a great on-line service, RI Community Jobs, provided by Brown University’s Swearer Center for Public Service. You can sign up to receive a daily e-mail with all the latest listings for the entire state plus nearby parts of Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Here are some job announcements of note. 


The Town of South Kingstown wants to hire a temporary summer Assistant HarborMaster. To apply, please submit application materials including an employment application, resume and cover letter to: jobs@southkingstownri.com by 4:30 pm on April 28, 17.  Applications are available on our website: www.southkingstownri.com under Personnel/Job Openings or at Town Hall.

The Town of Charlestown itself is still recruiting for Parks and Recreation Seasonal Summer Employment. If you’re interested, it might make sense to make sure your campaign donations to the CCA Party are up to date.

The URI Foundation is looking for a Director of Development, College of Business Administration as well as a Prospect Research Analyst

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is recruiting for a variety of seasonal employment positions at recreational facilities across the state such as Misquamicut, Scarborough, and East Matunuck State Beaches. Rhode Island residents, ages 16 and older, are encouraged to apply. Go to RI Parks Employment Information

Wood River Health Services lists these Current Openings:

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