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Employment Services

Empowering, coaching and preparing jobseekers in Rhode Island

How we Help 

We follow a rigorous process to empower, coach, and prepare jobseekers to gain greater access to opportunities and to create a pathway toward economic prosperity and self-sufficiency. By helping jobseekers reach their long-term career goals through comprehensive career planning and skills training, we are better able to connect them to local and regional job opportunities.

We are committed to building on the strength of the state’s diversity and invest in our jobseekers for a stronger and more connected community. We welcome all those who are working to overcome cultural, educational, economic, and language barriers.

We provide customer-centered and strengths-based services to help jobseekers understand the American labor market and develop the skills that they need to gain employment and advance in their careers.

Programs and Services

  • Resume writing
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Understanding job applications
  • Job search assistance
  • Work readiness
  • Career interest profiling
  • Skill assessments
  • Foreign credential evaluation
  • Skills matching and transferability
  • Understanding the American labor market and work culture
  • Industry trends
  • Occupation targeting
  • Computer literacy
  • Workforce development and skills training
  • Post-placement retention support
  • Career mentors
  • Career exploration workshops
  • Job and career fairs
  • Professional guest speakers
  • Networking events
  • And more

Access to Job Opportunities

Our relationships with local employers ensure that we have access to current job opportunities in a variety of industries. The Employment Services department connects with local and regional employers to discuss open positions, skill requirements, literacy and education levels, and the credentials that are necessary for a jobseeker to be successful in open positions. We work with our employer partners to identify opportunities for job shadowing, field experiences, internships, apprenticeships, and part-time and full-time employment. Our assessment process allows us to refer the best candidates to our employer partners based on a skills-based job matching process.

Contact our Team

Call or email to discuss your employment goals: 401-784-8685 or

Boaz Katina | Employment Counselor | Languages: English, Swahili

Nagwa Saed | Employment Counselor | Languages: English, Arabic

If you are the owner/manager of a business and are interested in partnering with Dorcas International to hire eligible applicants, please contact:

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Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island strives to create a welcoming environment for all, working to empower the most vulnerable among us for more than 100 years. We meet our clients where they are by providing integrated, wraparound programs and services helping those seeking to overcome educational, cultural, economic, and language barriers.