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Local Start-Up Ohanga™ Inc. Seeks Interns

CITY, RHODE ISLAND USA—Ohanga™ Inc. (, is seeking several spring semester interns to work in the communications and marketing departments. Must be eighteen years or older to apply and currently enrolled in or have graduated from an undergraduate program. 

Title: Communications Intern

Responsibilities: posting on and engaging through Ohanga Inc.’s social media accounts, primarily including Instagram and Facebook, but also extending to LinkedIn, Twitter, and exploring potential on Tik Tok. This includes designing attractive and on-theme graphics, writing captions appropriate for the current social media campaign, and finding the right hashtags. Ohanga posts 1-2 times a day (including weekends) on Facebook and Instagram; posts can be made manually every morning, or can be scheduled ahead of time under the guidance of a manager. The intern will also be expected to scout and recruit potential Ohanga Creative applicants through social media, brainstorm future social media campaigns, and research best practices for paid social media advertisements, giveaways, etc. Interns might also be asked to assist Ohanga Creatives with their personal social media accounts on a case-by-case basis. 

Ideal qualifications: very comfortable with social media; ideally familiar with Canva; willingness to generate and pitch ideas; superior organizational skills; enthusiastic about understanding the Ohanga brand; exceptional ability to communicate and meet deadlines; detail driven and independent worker; flexible and easily adapts to the rhythms of a fast paced work environment. 

Length: spring semester internship starting January 11th (negotiable) and ending on May 7th. Exceptional interns will likely be invited to continue working at Ohanga throughout the summer. 

Time commitment: 5 hours per week for social media work. If an intern is also interested in gaining experience in other departments (marketing, editorial, magazine, business development, sales, HR, etc.) they are more welcome to extend to 10 hours a week. 

Compensation: while the internship is unpaid, communication interns will gain invaluable experience in a young, intersectional, fast-paced company, and the chance to grow their portfolio. Ohanga’s status as a startup also offers interns the rare opportunity to work closely with the CEOs and small founding team, consequently executing tasks whose impact is immediately recognizable and important. Furthermore, interns are encouraged to pitch and spearhead projects both within and beyond their departments—at Ohanga, your ideas can come to life faster than anywhere else. 

Title: Marketing Intern

Location: Remote

Responsibilities: Writing and editing Ohanga Inc.’s blogs and online content, primarily focusing on final top-level edits for SEO best practices. A marketing intern will also have the chance to tackle special projects as assigned, including lead generation and potentially copywriting. Researching trending topics and compiling analytics reports to monitor website traffic will be another area of work a marketing intern will gain exposure to periodically throughout the course of the internship. Training on using and coordinating CRM databases will be provided. 

Ideal qualifications: Exceptional organizational skills, a genuine talent for creative problem-solving, and an interest in learning about the intersection between writing and marketing and where that fits in with the Ohanga brand.

Length: Spring semester internship starting January 11th (negotiable) and ending on May 7th.

Time commitment: 10 hours a week for content writing and edits. If an intern is also interested in gaining additional marketing responsibilities (or business development or editorial work) they are welcome to extend the number of hours in their work week depending on the responsibilities they assume.

Compensation: While the internship is unpaid, marketing interns will gain invaluable experience in a young, intersectional, fast-paced company and the opportunity to apply their marketing skills in a very hands-on approach. Ohanga’s status as a startup also offers interns the rare opportunity to work closely with the CEOs and small founding team, consequently executing tasks whose impact is immediately recognizable and important. Furthermore, interns are encouraged to pitch and spearhead projects both within and beyond their departments—at Ohanga, your ideas can come to life faster than anywhere else. 

To learn more about Ohanga, visit

For questions, please contact

Interested in applying? Please send your resume to by January 6th, 11:59 pm. 

DLT Featured Jobs for Week Ending April 6, 2018

Monday, April 2
Position: Delivery Drivers
Job Number: 789215
Employer: Suburban Propane
Location: Coventry, RI
Rate based on experience
(as seen on Channel 12)

Position: Labor Supervisor I
Job Number: 789904
Employer: City of Pawtucket
Location: Pawtucket, RI
$674.26 to $702.72 per week

Tuesday, April 3
Position: Shipping Supervisor
Job Number: 789286
Employer: Ridco Casting Co.
Location: Pawtucket, RI
Rate based on experience
(as seen on Channel 12)

Position: Night Auditor/Overnight Front Desk Agent
Job Number: 789887
Employer: Ramada-Royal Plaza LLC
Location: Middletown, RI
$12.00 to $13.00 per hour

Wednesday, April 4
Position: Residential Construction Crew Chief
Job Number: 789418
Employer: Spagnolo Ent.
Location: Warwick, RI
$55,000 to $62,000 per year
(as seen on Channel 12)

Position: Senior Investment Research Analyst
Job Number: 789817
Employer: Washington Trust
Location: Providence, RI
Rate based on experience

Thursday, April 5
Position: Operations Associate I
Job Number: 789726
Employer: Confluent Medical Technologies
Location: Warwick, RI
Rate based on experience
(as seen on Channel 12)

Position: Jeweler
Job Number: 789905
Employer: Freda/Frebs, Inc.
Location: Warren, RI
$14.00 to $20.00 per hour

Friday, April 6
Position: Dog Groomer Recruitment
Job Number: 787795
Employer: Amy’s Pup in the Tub
Location: Warren, RI
$15.00 to $20.00 per hour
(as seen on Channel 12)

Position: Controls Engineer
Job Number: 789892
Employer: xeros, Inc.
Location: Providence, RI
Rate based on experience

To apply for “Featured Jobs”:

1. Visit and click Search Jobs under “New jobs posted today”;

2. Click on Job Number Search Tab and enter the job number in the box at the top;

3. Click Search and then click on the job title to view more information about the job.

4. Apply for the position by clicking the button at the bottom of the job description. You will be prompted to log on

Discover Newport Welcomes New Sales Manager

Rhode Island native Christopher Siravo will focus on servicing the group tour market.

Newport (R.I.) March 14, 2018 – Discover Newport, the official destination marketing organization for Newport and Bristol counties, has hired Christopher Siravo as Sales Manager.


Siravo, a graduate of Rhode Island College, will concentrate on generating business from the group market, including tour operators and travel agents. He will represent Discover Newport at domestic and international trade shows to promote group and foreign individual travel while developing an array of group tour travel packages with hotels, attractions and special events throughout our destination.


Siravo’s related experience includes serving as Group Tour Coordinator at the Preservation Society of Newport County and an internship at the Providence Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau working with the Rhode Island Sports Commission.


The planning services of Discover Newport’s sales staff, the Destination Experts, are complimentary to ensure successful group tours, meetings and events in our destination.


Discover Newport is the official destination management organization (DMO) dedicated to promoting the City of Newport and the eight surrounding coastal townships in Newport and Bristol counties, Rhode Island. These include Barrington, Bristol, Jamestown, Little Compton, Middletown, Newport, Portsmouth, Tiverton and Warren. As a non-profit organization, Discover Newport partners with stakeholders throughout our tourism and hospitality industry to market the region as a premier destination for business and leisure travel.

RI DOLT Unemployment Rate Held Steady




EMBARGOED until 10 AM 
on Thursday, March 8, 2018


January Unemployment Rate Held Steady;

Rhode Island-Based Jobs down 200 from December


The RI Department of Labor and Training announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January 2018 was 4.5 percent, unchanged from the revised December rate. Over the year, the unemployment rate is down one-tenth of a percentage point from the January 2017 rate of 4.6 percent.


The U.S. unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in January 2018, unchanged from the previous month and down seven-tenths of a percentage point over the year.


The number of unemployed RI residents — those residents classified as available for and actively seeking employment —was 25,100, unchanged from December. Over the year, the number of unemployed dropped by 300.


A total of 13,072 individuals collected Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits in January 2018 *, down from 13,444 a year ago. This month, UI claimants accounted for 44.4 percent of the total unemployed.


The number of employed RI residents was 531,500, an increase of 400 from the December figure of 531,100. Over the year, the number of employed RI residents was up 4,000 from January 2017 (527,500).


The RI labor force totaled 556,600 in January 2018, up 300 from December 2017 and up 3,700 from January 2017 (552,900).


JOBS BASED IN RHODE ISLAND: Estimated nonfarm payroll in Rhode Island totaled 497,700 in January, reflecting a loss of 200 jobs from the revised December estimate of 497,900. Over the year, the Rhode Island economy is up 6,100 jobs, with 5,800 of those jobs stemming from the private sector. The Government sector is up 300 jobs from a year ago.


The Accommodation & Food Services sector lost 700 jobs in January, with a bulk of the losses occurring in the food services and drinking places subsector. Over the year, the number of jobs within the Accommodation & Food sector is down 600.


The number of jobs in the Professional & Business Services sector fell by 400 from December. Despite the January shortfall, employment in the Professional & Business Services sector is up 2,000 over the year.


Financial Activities (-300) and Government (-100) were the two remaining employment sectors to report a job decline in January. Employment in both sectors is up from January 2017, with Financial Activities being up 700 jobs and Government up 300 jobs.


A total of seven employment industry sectors reported an increase in jobs since December, led by Construction and Arts, Entertainment & Recreation, increasing by 300 jobs each. Construction employment is up 600 from a year ago, while employment in Arts, Entertainment & Recreation is down 200 from a year ago.





DLT Administrative Offices: 1511 Pontiac Ave., Cranston RI 02920






Monthly Employment January 2018, page 2 of 2


Educational Services and Wholesale Trade were each up 200 jobs in January, while heading in opposite directions from a year ago. Education Services employment is up 300 jobs from January 2017, while Wholesale Trade employment is down 600 jobs.


Health Care & Social Assistance, Manufacturing and Other Services all added 100 jobs each in January, with all three sectors being up 1,800, 1,300 and 400 jobs, respectively, over the year.


shape3The number of jobs in the Retail Trade, Information, Transportation & Utilities and Mining & Logging sectors remained unchanged from December. Among these sectors, employment in Retail Trade and Information were down 100 each from a year ago, while employment in Transportation & Utilities was up 300 from a year ago. Mining & Logging employment was unchanged from January 2017.



MANUFACTURING: In January 2018, production workers in the Manufacturing sector earned $19.01 per hour, down four cents from December 2017, but up sixty-one cents from January 2017.


Manufacturing employees worked an average of 39.5 hours per week in January, down two and three-tenths hours over the month, but up one-tenth of an hour from a year ago.




METHODOLOGY: The unemployment figures are based largely on a survey of households in Rhode Island and measure the unemployment status of people who live in the state. Unemployment rates prior to 1976 are not recognized by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics as official since the methodology used at that time is not comparable to today’s methods. The establishment of employment figures is derived from a survey of businesses in Rhode Island and measures the number of jobs in the state. Rhode Island labor market information is available at Additional information on procedures for producing Current Employment Statistics (CES) estimates is available on the BLS website at  BLS will be releasing all states’ January labor force data and job counts on March 12, 2018. DLT is scheduled to release the February 2018 labor force figures and job counts on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at 10:00 a.m.


ABOUT DLT: The RI Department of Labor and Training offers employment services, educational services and economic opportunities to both individuals and employers. DLT protects Rhode Island’s workforce by enforcing labor laws, prevailing wage rates and workplace health and safety standards. The department also provides temporary income support to unemployed and temporarily disabled workers. For more information, please call the RI Department of Labor and Training at (401) 462-8000 or visit the website at


*Refers to the number of new and reopened claims filed by UI beneficiaries and claims filed by those already collecting UI in the week that includes the 12th of the month.













DLT Administrative Offices: 1511 Pontiac Ave., Cranston RI  02920

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