The mission of the Office of Economic Opportunity is to expand opportunities for the City’s low-income and unemployed residents to gain the skills and credentials needed to succeed in the 21st Century economy, reduce income inequality, and break the cycle of intergenerational poverty in the City of Providence. Our mission is realized through the intentional and strategic deployment of comprehensive employment services, skills training, workforce development, small business capacity building and technical assistance, entrepreneurship support, and youth programs targeting low-income persons and economically distressed neighborhoods to support economic growth, improve quality of life, and strengthen communities and neighborhoods.
Workforce Solutions of Providence/Cranston strive to build an integrated workforce development system that responds to the needs of employers for skilled workers. This enables jobseekers looking for new or expanded employment opportunities through comprehensive employment services to support economic growth, improve quality of life, and strengthen communities and neighborhoods.
First Source is a program that connects job seekers and employers in the City of Providence. We are committed to finding job-ready Providence residents and placing them into open positions with First Source employers. If you live in Providence and are out of work or underemployed, we can assist in helping you with your next career.Job Fairs Employment Services Youth Programs First Source Opportunities City Jobs