Monday, December 28, 2009

Youths worked summer jobs in programs

Atmore Advance
... news of interest from 1975, a large number, 176 to be exact, of Escambia youths were given summer jobs as a result of the US Summer for Youth Program. ...

HHS Offers $38M in New HIT Workforce Development Grants

HealthLeaders Media
"The workforce development program is expected to generate highly skilled professionals in key roles to meet 85% of the estimated need for expansion of the ...

Grants fund training for green jobs

San Diego Union Tribune
The San Diego Workforce Partnership, a nonprofit that funds job-training programs, received grants totaling $2.7 million for the classes in environmental ...

Transitional jobs program announced in Dutchess

Mid-Hudson News
POUGHKEEPSIE – The Dutchess County Workforce Investment Board (DCWIB) will receive over $110000 for the Transitional Employment Assistance Program (TEAP). ...

Storm Technologies Earns Excellence in Workforce Devel. Award

Stanly Community College and the Centralina Workforce Development Board are proud of the nomination of Storm Technologies and congratulate this local ...

House Passes Jobs Bill Aimed at Saving and Creating Jobs for “Main Street ...

BigNews.biz (press release)
Summer Youth Employment: $500 million for a summer employment program for youth. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the unemployment rate ...

Monday, December 21, 2009

County uses stimulus money on jobs, aid

Kingman Daily Miner
The college and Workforce Development were able to determine which of the college's job-training programs led to the most jobs in the area and could be ...

Federal money picks up the tab for students in adult school program

Redlands Daily Facts
... 34. allowed us to do more than we were already doing," said Sandy Harmsen, executive director of the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board. ...

Westchester receives $4.5 million in stimulus funds for energy efficiency projects

Mid-Hudson News
... audits as part of a “green jobs” training program developed by Westchester Community College for the Westchester/Putnam Workforce Investment Board. ...

Federal funds stimulate Valley job training

Fresno Bee
The colleges supply the instructors, books and equipment, and the Workforce Investment Board of Tulare County supplies the students and the money, ...

Federal funding provided summer jobs for 4000 state youth, young adults

Wisconsin State Journal
More than 4000 youth and young adults in Wisconsin were employed over the summer through $13.8 million in federal stimulus funding from the American ...

Thursday, December 10, 2009

USDOL Seeking Grant Application Reviewers

In June and July of 2009, the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (ETA) announced six competitions that focus on preparing workers for careers in the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries, health care and other high growth and emerging industries. ETA is currently seeking individuals to serve as reviewers of applications for the remaining Solicitations for Grant Applications (SGAs) under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act).

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Workforce Alliance receives $134790 grant to fund workforce training program

News-Medical.net
... skilled employment and contributes greatly to our mission of helping to drive economic growth in our County through innovative workforce solutions. ...

Local Youth Get Inside Track on 114000 New Green Jobs

YubaNet
California Green Jobs Corps, a free program for local youth age 16-24, aims to help youth pursue some of those 114000 new green careers. ...

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Stimulus funds give boost to California's disabled worker program

McClatchy Washington Bureau
By Darrell Smith | The Sacramento Bee Federal stimulus dollars will expand an on-the-job training program for California's disabled workers. ...

WIRED grant to provide scholarship money for Calhoun students

News Courier
The WIRED initiative supports a 23-county region in northern Alabama and southern Tennessee and promotes education, workforce development and economic ...

Philips Honored for Development Work

UC Daily News
State commissioners were on hand to present the award to Philips with the audience of the statewide Workforce Development Board present to hear how this ...

Monday, December 7, 2009

Los Angeles County agency uses federal stimulus money to create jobs

89.3 KPCC
In Los Angeles County, the South Bay Workforce Investment Board is in charge of making that happen. For years, the Investment Board has moved people from ...

Our View: Work force training improves our employees

Norwich Bulletin
The Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board has received stimulus funds and is putting the money to work by enabling employers to put people to work. ...

5 midstate companies to share $1.4M in funds

Macon Telegraph
The Certified Work Ready program is a joint project between the Governor's Office of Workforce Development and the Georgia Department of Economic ...

White House sorts out economic ideas

Press-Enterprise - Riverside,CA,USA
By JACK KATZANEK President Barack Obama convened a summit of economists, ... chairman of the National Association of Workforce Boards and former chairman of ...

Friday, December 4, 2009

Work-force training is vital

Washington Times - Washington,DC,USA
Ron Painter is president of National Association of Workforce Boards, which represents nearly 650 business-led work-force organizations and Workforce ...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Chamber, jobs board partner on training

Norwich Bulletin
The Northeastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board on a job training program. ...

Workforce board gets $87500 for opportunity grants

Wisconsin Rapids Tribune
The North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board received $87500 from a state agency to fund grants that will help people improve their vocational ...

Not your typical high school jobs

Verona Press
Haggart is one of many students taking advantage of either the youth options or youth apprenticeship programs offered at the high school. ...

Grant will keep open youth jobs program

Indianapolis Star
The Indianapolis Private Industry Council has received a $2.3 million grant from Lilly Endowment to continue the Youth Employment Service Initiative through ...

Disadvantaged youth to find summer jobs with help of stimulus money

PennLive.com
Sean Hurley, youth coordinator for Cumberland County, said the 50 jobs offered youth in Cumberland included working for the YMCA, Carlisle Borough, TJ Maxx, ...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Program sensitizes hotel workers to needs of the disabled

The Times of Trenton - NJ.com
Zeiger, who sits on the Mercer County Workforce Investment Board, said the hotel is planning to host a job training program for people with disabilities in ...

Local firms benefit from federal funds for retraining

TheDay.com
By Lee Howard Eleven businesses from the region have received federal stimulus funds from the Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board and state ...

Monday, November 23, 2009

Need a job? Let Fowler help you

From the November 22 HUNTSVILLE TIMES. Interview with a system professional. Mr. Fowler addresses the One-Stop Career Center service statistics. He also mentions the Stand Down event for veterans, the role of the faith-based coordinator, Job Corps, Vocational Rehabilitation, and the Older Workers club.

Stimulus money creates local jobs

Cape Cod Times
The Cape and Islands Workforce Investment Board, the regional nonprofit that oversees publicly funded education and training programs, estimates the ...

JAG-SC gets national honors

WMBF
JAG-SC is a dropout prevention program for high school students that began in 2005 and is funded through the State Workforce Investment Board. ...

Monday, November 16, 2009

Young professional shows others 'road to self-sufficiency'

Poughkeepsie Journal
Three years ago, the 30-year-old joined the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce as an employment mentor with its Workforce Development Center. ...

Chipola College news

Chipley Bugle - Chipley,FL,USA
Funds for the latest simulator came from the Chipola Regional Workforce Development Board. All simulators can be adjusted to suit the education point of the ...

Long Beach Employment Program Lists Hundreds of Jobs--to get Gold Medal Award ...

www.OC180NEWS.com
As a Gold winner in the 150001-500000 population category, Long Beach is being honored for its Creating a Youth-Driven Career Center program. ...

Friday, November 13, 2009

Green Jobs for 4-states future

KOAM-TV
... that direction in terms of what their career options may look like," says Jasen Jones, Director of the Workforce Investment Board of Southwest Missouri. ...

Summit aims at reducing Pittsburgh high school drop-out rates

Tribune Review
... according to reports completed by the Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board in conjunction with the mayor's office and city schools. ...

Workforce Development grants announced

Wyoming Business Report
By Staff CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Workforce Development Council (WWDC) has awarded several grants for industry partnership solutions and alternative/renewable ...

Piedmont Triad, NC, Economic News/Virtual Job Fair Receives Award

dBusinessNews Triad (press release) - NC,USA
The six workforce development boards involved in TriadWorks include: DavidsonWorks, Greensboro/High Point/Guilford County Workforce Development Board, ...

Thursday, November 12, 2009

LA gets more than $10.3 million in federal stimulus money

Los Angeles Daily News
The Community Development Department and the Workforce Investment Board on Tuesday began soliciting bids from training service providers interested in ...

Youth workforce coordinator named

Cincinnati.com
The goal is to serve 1000 youth in these programs by June 2011. In addition, the SWORWIB just concluded a summer youth jobs program, funded by the American ...

Los Angeles to use $10.3 million in stimulus funds for worker-training programs

Los Angeles Times
Villaraigosa said the city has received $43.7 million in job-training funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act so far, and between $300 million ...

TWIB helps area youth become self sufficient and productive members of the ...

PRLog.Org (press release)
“The Summer Youth Employment Program allowed us to provide employment and work experience for area youth who might not have had the chance to find ...

Region will receive $650K for job training

Mansfield News Journal
The federal Workforce Investment Act funding will make available up to $253958 for Richland County, to help pay for advanced training in manufacturing, ...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Area wins national award for business collaboration

Gainesville Sun
TEAM, which formed in 2005, moved quickly to organize the Summer Youth Program when FloridaWorks partnered with Santa Fe College, the School Board of ...

Monday, November 9, 2009

Federal training funds reach 22000 Hawaii workers

Pacific Business News
Approximately 22000 Hawaii workers have benefited from federally funded work-force development initiatives in the past year, according to state officials. ...

Tammerling Drummond: Putting low-income youth to work a good use of federal funds

San Jose Mercury News
Fortunately, she qualified for Oakland's summer jobs program — a federally funded employment program designed to help low-income youth, ages 14 to 24 find ...

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Legislators plan meetings on job-training needs

Dubuque Telegraph Herald
The legislators will host members of a job-training needs study committee, co-chaired by state Rep. Wayne Ford, of Des Moines, and state Sen. ...

MCTC helping students in the workforce learn

MU The Parthenon
Through the Workforce Development Institute, workers can earn up to 29 college credits for the training received through their employers. ...

Monday, November 2, 2009

New WIB Member Blog

First day as a WIB member blog by Chris Hooks.

Summer youth program aids economy, brings jobs

Bartlesville Examiner Enterprise
Eligible youth for the Summer Youth Employment program were ages 14-24 and met income guidelines outlined by the act. Locally the program provided ...

City gets creative with arts plan

The Brown Daily Herald
She pointed to a summer youth employment program as one initiative in which the department was able to quickly and effectively carry out the mayor's ...

Report: 2300 Nebraska jobs saved, created by stimulus funds

Lincoln Journal Star
About $3.9 million in stimulus money paid for a statewide summer youth program, creating about 268 jobs, according to the report. ...

Stimulus funds created thousands of youth “recovery” jobs

Access Washington
Through the youth-employment program, she landed her first summer job, as a Head Start teacher's assistant. The program not only paid her wages, ...

Stimulus funds are used for workforce training, business retention, and youth ...

Fontana Herald-News
About $7.1 million in stimulus funding was assigned to the Summer Youth Employment Program, which placed 1834 youth, ages 14 to 24, in jobs this summer. ...

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Stimulus funds are used for workforce training, business retention, and youth work experience

The Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County recently announced that of the $15.8 million in stimulus funding allocated by the federal government in February, approximately $11.7 million has been spent on local programs for workforce training, business retention and youth work experience, and $4.1 million is contracted to be spent on additional training programs during the next year.

The Recovery Act and Clean Energy - Perspective From The US Labor Secretary Solis

eGov monitor
I have carried this message to miners in West Virginia, solar panel manufacturers in Tennessee, auto workers in Michigan, veterans in San Antonio, and youth ...

More Colorado jobs tied to ARRA money

Denver Business Journal
The money is estimated to have created 10322 jobs altogether, though many, such as 3207 summer youth jobs, are part-time positions, Kim explained. ...

Hawaii stimulus: 182 contracts, $122M, 250 jobs

Pacific Business News
The projects include repair work on buildings at Hickam Air Force Base, Schofield Barracks and the Fort Shafter Youth Center. Allied President Willie Alicar ...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Campaign promotes careers in advanced-technology fields

Augusta Free Press
... the Shenandoah Valley Partnership, Inc. and the Shenandoah Valley Workforce Investment Board, Inc. For more information about Dream It. Do It. Virginia, ...

Pennsylvania job-training efforts lead nation

Central Penn Business Journal
The L&I initiatives are part of a larger job training effort that took on a new name, workforce development, and a new focus under the Rendell ...

Unemployed Get Boost From Workforce Investment Board

WFMZ-TV Online
But the Lehigh Valley Workforce Investment Board is upping the ante and using a portion of $2 million in federal stimulus money to pay for the rest of an ...

Eel River employers investing in area youth; making it happen with the StepUp ...

Humboldt Beacon
According to Sapper, the goal of StepUp is to invite employers to literally, STEP UP and provide jobs for youth and to match youth to appropriate job sites. ...

Thursday, October 22, 2009

San Diego Workforce Partnership Stories

The San Diego Workforce Partnership is excited to feature real stories from people in San Diego who benefit from our work. The funding we receive from the Department of Labor gives us the opportunity to support a network of career centers countywide and run a summer youth employment program. - Rebecca Smith, Vice President, San Diego Workforce Partnership

Lehigh Valley Workforce Investment Board offering free community college

and ...
Lehighvalleylive.com
... community college tuition through federal stimulus money given to the Lehigh Valley Workforce Investment Board Inc. With $2 million in stimulus money, ...

New High-Tech Entrepreneurship Program Launched for Life Sciences

UB News Center
... the Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Investment Board, Inc. Representatives from 12 life sciences companies are enrolled in the inaugural class. ...

New Initiative Attempts To Lower Unemployment Rates

WISN.com
Career Works has a new job training center in Bayshore Town Center. Businesses in tourism, retail and hospitality can post openings and requirements for ...

Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board unveils new CareerWorks program

FOX6Now.com Milwaukee
WITI-TV, MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board is launching a new "CareerWorks Program" to connect job seekers with businesses. ...

Report: More Than One Million 'Middle-Skill' Jobs Expected in Illinois by 2016 ...

Reuters
We must provide our state residents the opportunity to obtain some form of postsecondary education or job training," says Assistant Majority Leader David ...

Event: Green Economy Topic Of Green Market ExpositionTomorrow ...

By Christopher Zurcher
Other guest panelists include Robert Araujo of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation; Michael J. McCarthy of bluegreen Research Institute, a project of The WorkPlace, Inc., Southwestern Connecticut' s Regional Workforce Development Board; ...

New Biotechnology Website and Workforce Directory Unveiled to Support ...

Reuters
... directory to help boost employment in the life sciences industry and to promote the biotechnology industry as a potential career choice for students. ...

Economic stimulus summer youth program pays off in permanent jobs

KOAM-TV
The Workforce Investment board says more than 260 young adults had summer jobs, and at least 20 are still earning paychecks. John Fickbohm is one of them. ...

walter state tops list

Seymour Herald
The CWD also administered the $2.2 million summer youth jobs program in which 875 area youth were employed in local businesses and industries. ...

Stimulus Money Hard at Work

WYTV
... at the One-Stop Workforce Centers by 12-percent. Part of the stimulus money also helped more than 500 people find work through the Summer Youth Program.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Daniels expands youth conservation corps program

Chicago Tribune
The Young Hoosiers Conservation Corps has given jobs to nearly 1900 residents ages 16 to 24 since it was created this year using federal stimulus money. ...

Feds praise St. Louis County youth jobs initiative

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Some of the summer jobs, the county said in a statement, have led to full-time employment. As a result of the federal government's recognition, county human ...

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Lois Kazakoff: A look at the Bay Area jobs future

San Francisco Chronicle
"The goal is to bring back well-paid blue-collar jobs," said Dorothy Chen, director of the Workforce Investment Board in Alameda County. ...

Microsoft to provide free training for unemployed Marylanders ...

By Stan Moore
Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning. 6000 Vouchers – Microsoft E-Learning: to include Microsoft Worker (Windows XP, Office 2003 or Windows Vista & Office 2007); 1500 Vouchers – Microsoft E-Learning: IT Professional ...

SalisburyPost.com - Area - Rowan-Cabarrus Community Colleges ...

Beverly Perdue, developed by North Carolina community colleges and funded by federal stimulus dollars through the Division of Workforce Development in the N.C. Department of Commerce. The objective of JobsNOW is to quickly train workers ...

Mississippi Geospatial Cluster Continues Growth as Need for ...

By GISLounge.com
Additional factors include the commitment of private industry to doing business from a Mississippi zip code and the multitude of statewide programs that support geospatial research and workforce development efforts. ...

City, ISU continue to fund WeLead

West Liberty Index
Although Lathrop said WeLead is still in the early feasibility stages of working with the West Liberty School District and Iowa Workforce Development, ...

Celebrating Workforce Development

WTOK
Meridian Community College hosted an open house and ribboncutting for its Workforce Development Center Wednesday. Officials say the training offered here ...

Federal Stimulus Money Used To Reeducate Unemployed

NewsChannel5.com
The Department of Labor and Workforce Development hope the funds will serve to also re-energize the local economy. For more than a year, Torji Smith has ...

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Grants help youths learn job skills

Poughkeepsie Journal
The Dutchess County Workforce Investment Board worked with several community agencies to administer these programs. Workforce Investment Boards distribute ...

Federal money buys about 700 ND jobs so far

Forbes
North Dakota's Department of Commerce reported that $25.3 million in federal weatherization assistance money can be credited with 30 jobs. ...

Workforce Solutions broadening service points across Treasure Coast

Stuart News (subscription)
“We're attempting to increase the number of access points for job seekers with the high unemployment we have,” Workforce Solutions President and Chief ...

Stimulus funds help students learn skills

Attleboro Sun Chronicle - Attleboro,MA,USA
... North Attleboro and Norton who participated in the federal- and state-funded program financed through the Bristol County Workforce Development Board. ...

Minn. Chalks Up Nearly 12000 Jobs To Stimulus

WCCO
—$16.6 million provided the equivalent of 1335 full-time positions in youth summer employment and support jobs from May through September. ...

Monday, October 12, 2009

630 summer jobs created

Pacific Coast Business Times
A $1.75 million federal stimulus program created 630 jobs for young people over the summer, the Workforce Investment Board of Ventura County said in a ...

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Community College gets $750000 grant for job training

Pittsburgh Post Gazette
CCAC will recruit students through regional employers, The Pittsburgh Hispanic Center, Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board, careerlink and the CCAC ...

County gets $1.6 million for green jobs training

Times-Standard
The Humboldt County Workforce Investment Board has been awarded $1.6 million for green jobs training in Humboldt and Del Norte counties. ...

Stimulus jobs program helps teens, young adults

Daytona Beach News-Journal
Christine Sikora, youth services coordinator for the Center for Business Excellence, said 350 youths in Volusia and Flagler counties got jobs this summer ...

Federal stimulus paying for local jobs and job training

KOLD-TV
The county will spend nearly a quarter of its money training about 1500 jobless people. Jim Mize is with Pima County Employer Outreach. ...

Canton stimulus program to train workers for environmental cleanup

Canton Repository
Canton and about 100 other communities and nonprofit agencies applied for more than $6.8 million allotted for the job-training grants. ...

Monday, October 5, 2009

Guest's view: Youth employment program transforms lives

Utica Observer Dispatch
By DAVID MATHIS Transformation is at the core of everything we at the Oneida County Office of Workforce Development do with the youth who work in our Summer ...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Job-seeking success stories celebrated in Vineland

Vineland Daily Journal
The One-Stop Career Centers are programs of the Cumberland and Salem Workforce Investment Board, whose origins date to 1989 when it was known as the Private ...

Chamber seeks jobs for disabled

Danbury News Times
He added that the Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board will provide partial wage and training reimbursement to employers for qualified job seekers ...

12 St. Lucie organizations named 'Best Places to Work' for 2009

Vero Beach Press-Journal (subscription) - Vero Beach,FL,USA
... to Work in 2009 by the St. Lucie County Human Resource Association and Workforce Solutions, formerly Workforce Development Board of the Treasure Coast. ...

Work force development center hits 10-year mark

Watertown Daily Times - Watertown,WI,USA
Near the close of formal remarks, Pat Schramm, the executive director and CEO of the Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin, ...

Worker retraining gets multimillion-dollar boost

Michigan Business Review - MLive.com - Ann Arbor,MI,USA
Levin met with the Muskegon/Oceana Workforce Development Board, which advises the Muskegon County Department of Employment and Training. ...

New green jobs center for youth opens in Austin

Austin American-Statesman
By Asher Price | Monday, September 28, 2009, 05:24 PM The South Austin facility, which houses a charter school for at-risk youth, has already gone through ...

More than 500 Union County youths benefit from Summer Jobs Program

Scarlet Scuttlebutt
The two programs include the Summer Youth Employment Program and Help Employ Area Teens. Together, they are designed to improve long-term career prospects ...

Federal stimulus money boosts job training efforts in KC

Kansas City Star
But if there's one place the stimulus money's impact is seen, it's in the job-training sector. Through the spring and summer, local organizations like the ...

New skills for jobless funded by stimulus

Arizona Republic
They sat down with the Center for Workforce Development to create ways to provide more extensive and focused career training. In the past, the groups have ...

Trainees graduate from green jobs program

Columbia Daily Herald
The eight trainees, who range in age from 19 to 24, were selected from a pool of young people who were participants in the Hire Youth! Summer Jobs Program. ...

Monday, September 28, 2009

National League of Cities

Non-profit association of cities and state municipals leagues. ... Association of State Workforce Boards and National Association of Workforce Boards ...

Several hundred benefited from teen jobs here

Enterprise-Record
More than 300 individuals from 16 to 24 found summer jobs, according to youth case work manager Bob Lackey, who was one of about five adults involved in ...

Friday, September 25, 2009

Pennsylvania Earns National Recognition for Excellence in ...

SYS-CON Media (press release)
"Under Secretary Vito's leadership we have transformed Pennsylvania's workforce development system," Governor Rendell said. "We continue to work hard to do ...

The Best States For Business

Forbes
Louisiana launched a workforce development reform plan last year that borrows heavily from labor programs in Texas and Georgia, both among our top 10. ...

North Dakota launches new youth office

In-Forum
Jack Dalrymple, will focus on identifying challenges facing North Dakota youth relating to jobs, healthcare, recreation, education or other major issues. ...

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Health sector a good bet for jobs as training funds multiply

Cherrie Lenz of West Palm Beach, Fla., was a medical massage therapist for 25 years, but says she lost her job when Medicare rules changed. She would like to stay in health care, but is not in a financial position to return to school. Could stimulus funds earmarked for job training help her? Without income and the inability to go back to her occupation, she would qualify for free training through the federal stimulus and other programs.

As School Year Begins, Teens Celebrate Work Helping Seniors

Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides New York City youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with summer employment and educational opportunities. ...

Monday, September 21, 2009

Investment in workers builds better future

Norwich Bulletin
With the support of federal stimulus dollars, Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board and EASTCONN, the Summer Youth Employment Program helps us ...

Youth work experiences wrapping up for the summer | KXNet.com ...

KXMC
AP PIERRE, SD (AP) South Dakota Labor Secretary Pam Roberts says her agency's summer youth work experience program, which ends on Sept. ...

SNCAT Corner: Student is face of federal stimulus package

Reno Gazette-Journal
As his time with the Summer Youth Employment Program draws to a close, Richardson plans on continuing to work with SNCAT as a volunteer. ...

State Announces Job Training Grants

The Gouverneur Times
The $11 million National Emergency Grant (NEG), awarded by the US Department of Labor, covers the tuition costs of job-training courses available at ...

WLS Learning Ambassador Program

Westchester.com
Tarrytown, NY - Teens often do not have high expectations for summer employment. A job offers something to do, a few new skills, and maybe a bit of spending ...

$17M stimulus money helped thousands have youth summer jobs

Chicago Defender
by Kathy Chaney More than 19000 youths worked this summer, thanks to the City of Chicago's summer job program for youths, Youth Ready Chicago, ...

Job training program a victory for students at Hialeah High School

MiamiHerald.com
Project Victory, an employability skills training program for students with developmental disabilities, comes to Hialeah High. ...

Green job apprenticeships help low-income workers

SDNN
By Helen Kaiao Chang, SDNN Green job training programs can help strengthen the construction industry, stabilize the economy and uplift low-income workers, ...

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Stimulus package provided opportunity

Natchez Democrat
During the months of June and July, I was afforded the opportunity to be employed with the City of Natchez by way of the stimulus package's Summer Youth ...

Extra: Stimulus money flows into Minnesota

KARE
Saint Paul is also spending $100000 in Recovery Act money on the Youth Job Corps program, which puts teens to work around the city during the summertime and ...

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Stimulus money affects Cerritos campus

Talon Marks (subscription)
... a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, more than $265000 were awarded to the Southeast Los Angeles County Workforce investment board. ...

Riverside Supervisors approve over $1 million for worker retraining

Valley News
Graceland personnel will also coach county Workforce Development Center staff on how to conduct future boot camps. The contract lasts 90 days. ...

Workforce Collaborative Awards $97000 to Train Residential Energy ...

Martinsville Daily
The DRR Collaborative is a new regional funding entity that is supported by the National Fund for Workforce Solutions. The National Fund was created to ...

BRAC: Job training key to success

FayObserver.com
By Sarah A. Reid At a recent job fair in Charlotte, medical professionals were shocked to learn that they could work at Womack Army Medical Center without ...

Boots on the Roof Offers Green Job Training

Triple Pundit
California recently announced $75 M in training for green job programs. Community Colleges in Oregon found that green job training was one of the fastest ...

Stevens awarded 6th Workforce Development grant of $563600 by NJ ...

EurekAlert (press release)
HOBOKEN, NJ — Stevens Institute of Technology has again been awarded a $563600 High-Growth Workforce Development training grant from the New Jersey ...

Greening Orange County

Emediawire (press release)
Recognizing this the huge potential of green jobs to transform local economies, the Orange County Workforce Investment Board (OCWIB) partnered with Clean ...

Governor lauds new workforce center in Roanoke

Roanoke Times
... federally funded workforce programs cluster in a “one-stop” setting, said Doloris Vest, president of the Western Virginia Workforce Development Board. ...

Monday, September 14, 2009

Recovery Act Funds Providing Additional Job Placement and Job ...

Region 2 – The Workforce Development Board of Okaloosa and Walton ... Region 4 – Gulf Coast Workforce Development BoardBay Franklin Gulf ...

Old windows get new life in job training program

Annapolis Capital
Many were broken, rotted and dirty until recently when a city-sponsored job training program gave the old windows a new lease on life. ...

Guest commentary: 'Out of the ordinary' summer job at Cambridge Police

Cambridge Chronicle
This year was the first for CYPA, the Cambridge Youth Police Academy, which is now one of the job opportunities offered through MSYEP, the Mayor's Summer ...

Stimulus money brings 'green' job training to Jacksonville

Florida Times-Union
Tony Hill, D-Jacksonville, talks Tuesday about Solar Engergy Initiatives Inc. and its partnership with job training and placement agencies to train workers ...

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Job seekers can get WIRED into tech careers

Northern Colorado Business Report
Metro Denver WIRED -- Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development -- has provided funding for several workforce development programs in Northern ...

Young workers given a chance

San Antonio Express
Even before the $5 million employment program administered by Workforce Solutions Alamo runs its course through Sept. 30, reports are piling up of employers ...

Career technical academy is still priority for school leaders

Lexington Dispatch - Lexington,NC,USA
Ross and Sink will travel to Yadkinville on Wednesday to talk with members of the Northwest Piedmont Workforce Development Board to introduce them to the ...

Program to steer San Mateo County youth into 'green' jobs

San Mateo County Times
"We are building a brand-new program to serve 150 youth throughout the county," said Fred Slone, county work force development manager. ...

JOBS: State conservation corps benefits parks, kids

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal
Earlier this year, Paterson announced that 50000 youth jobs had been created through a combination of stimulus funding and existing resources. ...

Solar Energy Initiatives, Inc. Partners with Jacksonville Job ...

Reuters
Joining Solar Energy in this job training collaborative is Community Rehabilitation Center (CRC), Northeast Community Action Agency (NFCAA) and WorkSource. ...

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Workforce Investment Board helps people find work San Bernardino ...

That's where she found the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board a publicprivate board that uses federal funding to help San Bernardino County ...

Youth group ends summer on high note

Garner Citizen
By Patricia Lait As fall classes begin for students, many are left with fond memories of summer break: working part-time jobs, hanging out with friends, ...

With summer over, 3400 East Bay youths employed by a jobs program ...

Contra Costa Times
"Youth were literally helping their parents this summer with groceries," said Rosario Flores, of Alameda County's Workforce Investment Board. ...

Local Youths Earn Experience, Paychecks

The Ledger
"It made me realize that you can't take a job for granted … It made me work harder." The Summer Youth Employment Program was implemented in communities ...

Job training prepares students for the future

The Commercial Dispatch
The student employees are treated like regular, full-time employees and, additionally, will receive training in effective interviewing techniques and ...

Central Wisconsin puts focus on 'green' energy

Wisconsin Rapids Tribune - Wisconsin Rapids,Wisconsin,USA
Mid-State also is working with leaders at Energy Composites Corp. in Wisconsin Rapids and the North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board to develop ...

Summer Jobs Aid For Teens Still A 'Win'

TheDay
By Anthony Cronin John Beauregard sums up the success of the Eastern Connecticut Summer Youth Employment Program quite simply: It's a “win, win, win. ...

Governor Rendell: Funding for Economic Development Investments ...

Reuters
... Opportunity Grant Program - $400000; -- Customized Job Training Funds - $100000; -- Job Creation Tax Credits - $786000; -- RACP - $3 million. ...

Work gives lives direction after prison

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
He and four other men are in the beginning of a paid 12-week job training program at Eaton's Asphalt Service Inc., the program's first business partner. ...

Work & Learn

Dalles Chronicle
Through a federal stimulus grant, the program was able to offer job training to people who otherwise might not have had an inside look at how industry works ...

Program sponsors training for 30 nurses

Hometown News
The money came from Workforce Solutions, a private nonprofit that aids jobseekers and businesses. It is part of a $340430 grant the group secured from ...

Stimulus money used to clean up park

abc7news.com
The lot will become a park and youth center, creating construction jobs and even more employment down the line. "Once the center is up and running, ...

State Commerce Director congratulates area youth workers, local labor

MyWebTimes.com
Speaking before a gathering of local dignitaries and union officials, Ribley said, "The objective of the Summer Youth Program was to provide young people ...

Statement of US Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis on August ...

Reuters
And at the Department of Labor, we exceeded our goal and placed more than 225000 young men and women in summer youth jobs. "The recession has done more ...

American Youthworks wins training grant for green jobs

Austin American-Statesman
American Youthworks, an Austin-based job-training organization, won a $750000 grant from the US Department of Commerce. The grant will allow the nonprofit ...

Education, training opportunities expected to abound at center

Gothenburg Times
Wolf said the county has a high percentage of manufacturing jobs with similar and different needs—the latter which involves on-the-job training at the ...

Friday, September 4, 2009

Stimulus funds employ 913 youth in Hampton Roads

Suffolk News-Herald
Opportunity Inc. is the staff organization for the Hampton Roads Workforce Development Board, serving eight localities in South and Western Hampton Roads. ...

WORK ONE: Workforce Acceleration Grants can boost education

Muncie Star Press
By TRACY DISHMAN • September 4, 2009 The Indiana Department of Workforce Development and Indiana Commission for Higher Education announced a new program to ...

Summer job program helps Idaho in recession

Idaho Press-Tribune
Beginning in June, government agencies and nonprofit organizations provided jobs for the department's Summer Youth Employment Program at 130 sites across ...

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Justice Department Announces $129 Million in Awards to Support ...

Reuters
... to help prevent at-risk youth from becoming involved in delinquency. The grants will also preserve and create jobs throughout the United States. ...

Other Voices: Stimulus dollars provide training, jobs for young adults

The Union of Grass Valley
At a time when local government, schools and nonprofits are faced with multiple demands, the Summer Youth Employment Program has provided welcomed ...

More than just a summer job

Reno Gazette Journal
... for about 40 Dayton area teens who recently completed the Comstock Youth Works summer job skills training, service learning, and internship program. ...

Workforce development program leaders celebrate first participants

Marion Daily Republican
... the first group of students to finish workforce development traning through the federal Workforce Investment Act portion of the federal stimulus plan. ...

Summer program integrated academics and work

TheRecordLive.com
Thirty-five West Orange – Cove 21st Century Community Learning Center students attended the Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas and Powerzone Summer ...

Gov. unveils new green job training program

Los Angeles Times
The state received $20 million for the job-training effort from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The rest will come from the California Energy ...

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Dept. of Commerce: Gov. Doyle announces grants to aid statewide ...

Wisbusiness.com
The project matches the skills of youth graduating from regional educational institutions with the needs of local employers. Over the past year, ...

Schwarzenegger launches nation's largest state-sponsored green-job program

Schwarzenegger launches nation's largest state-sponsored green-job ...
Bizjournals.com
... low-wage workers and youth preparing to enter the workforce. "By developing a highly trained workforce, ready and capable to perform clean energy jobs, ...

Hitting Home: Summer Employment

Vermont Public Radio
... have had summer jobs in the past ... were able to get work this year. (Greenwood) "And our criteria for our stimulus money was that we work with youth ...

US Wired for Education And SkillSoft Combine Forces To Help Re ...

Reuters
... efficient environment for individuals seeking training. One Stop Centers are located across the country and provide valuable tools to help job seekers, ...

Monday, August 31, 2009

Program's temp jobs turn into steady work for some teens

Contra Costa Times
... part-time thanks to $7 million in federal stimulus dollars given to the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board for a youth employment program. ...

Summer jobs program honors 280 youths

Kenosha News.com
“I hope you have taken pride in what you did,” Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser told the participants in the Summer Youth Employment Event, ...

It's all about positive energy in YouthBuild program

SouthCoastToday.com
... under the auspices of PACE YouthBuild, the Southeastern Environment Education Alliance (SEEAL), and the Greater New Bedford Workforce Investment Board. ...

Boot camp kicks off San Joaquin County job-training program

Stockton Record
The so-called mental-toughness camp was held as the kickoff to this year's San Joaquin YouthBuild, a job-training program in the construction trades ...

Developing tomorrow's work force

Journal Times
The Racine County Workforce Development Center and its partners have developed several initiatives to accomplish this. -- Smart Career Restart training ...

44 graduate from summer job camp | thedailyjournal.com | The Daily ...

That kind of life change seemed beyond reach, and perhaps was, until she was accepted into a county-run, federally funded career camp, which is a small part of the much larger Summer Youth Employment Program.

Los Angeles Conservation Corps Wins Federal Job Training Funds

Examiner.com
The US Environmental Protection Agency is awarding $700000 in funding to the Los Angeles Conservation Corps to provide job training for 160 students to ...

Stimulus funds training for new Texas beauticians

Houston Chronicle
And if you're worried about the future of your job, why not grab onto some federal stimulus money to become a beautician? So far this year, $3.8 million in ...

Conservation Corps Puts 200 Youth to Work in New York State Parks

ReadMedia (press release)
Just this summer, he announced the creation of 50000 youth jobs through a combination of stimulus funding and existing resources. ...

Summer job program report

Barnstable Patriot
So our challenge was to establish a program even though we had not had a summer youth jobs program in more than eight years. So, what happened? ...

Stimulus money to put 600 youth to work

Camarillo Acorn
But before graduating from Simi Valley's Royal High School in June, the 18-year-old learned about a summer youth employment program offered through Moorpark ...

Friday, August 28, 2009

Austin receives $2M in HUD stimulus funds for four projects

Bizjournals.com
$500000 to LifeWorks for the purchase of land to construct a 32000-square-foot Resource Center to expand critical workforce, youth development, ...

Helping nature while learning skills: Youth spend summer building ...

Bridgeport News
The students were paid by SCA and by the city through federal stimulus funds targeted to environmentally-related jobs for youth. Sean Maxfield, 17, said he ...

TYP launches youth job bank

Topeka Capital Journal
Georgianna Wong, executive director of the Topeka Youth Project, talks Thursday about the launching of an online youth job bank. The job bank will list job ...

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Tierney sees results of teen workforce program in Lynn

The Daily Item of Lynn
"These kids are so grateful to have a job and to learn," said Mary Sarris, executive director of the North Shore Workforce Investment Board, which partners ...

South Florida Workforce Investment Board Releases an Additional ...

South Florida Caribbean News
MIAMI - The South Florida Workforce Investment Board (SFWIB) recently awarded an additional $8.6 million dollars in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ...

State to give $3.5M to nonprofit group that is hiring in Charlotte

CharlotteObserver.com
The program is administered here by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Workforce Development Board, but the money comes from the federal government through the state ...

Stimulus funds summer jobs for young Md. workers

Examiner.com
Hope was one of 70 young people recruited for an Anne Arundel County summer employment program supported by stimulus dollars. "Youth Works" is the first ...

Program helps youth get work experience

TbNewsWatch.com
More than 4000 disadvantaged youth in 25 Ontario communities participated in the Summer Jobs for Youth program this year.

City CAO reports on youth employment program

Memphis Commercial Appeal
About 3000 teens and young adults took part in the city's Summer Youth Employment Program thanks to $4.9 million in federal stimulus money. ...

Job training to combat blight and help at-risk area youth

Buffalo News
... college preparatory and financial literacy classes and apply on-the-job training to transform vacant houses using state-of-the-art green design. ...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Work force board awards funds for employee training

Charleston Regional Business
The Trident Workforce Investment Board awarded more than $450000 to local companies for incumbent worker training. The money is going to 22 companies in the ...

Work Force Update: Oklahoma job training groups merge

NewsOK.com
The Cleveland County Workforce Investment Board recently merged with its central Oklahoma peer, providing job training and placement services to job seekers ...

Job Training Initiative Aimed at Inner City Youth

WNED
BUFFALO (wned) - In a bid to get "at-risk" youth off of Buffalo's streets and into productive jobs with a future, Western New York Americorps and PUSH ...

`Youth on the Move' summer jobs program called a success

MiamiHerald.com
City officials, businesses and locals laud the success of Youth on the Move, a program that found summer jobs for more than 70 youth. ...

Summer jobs program dubbed a success

The Daily Sound
25, 2009 After going 10 years without a summer youth jobs program, the county of Santa Barbara roared back into gear this summer, offering temporary ...

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Stimulus money hoped to help jobless catch training

NJBIZ
Brady said the stimulus enables her Workforce Investment Board to provide free training to an additional 400 people this year. The boards were allocated ...

Full Employment Council extends youth program

Richmond Daily News
So far the Full Employment Council's youth program, “Next Generation,” has provided over 60 county youth with jobs this summer. With funds still available, ...

Monday, August 24, 2009

Program gives workers chance to shine

Joliet Herald News
Pizarro was one of more than 400 young people who received part-time jobs through the County Workforce Services Division's Summer Youth Program. ...

Stimulus helps youth find summer work

Post-Bulletin
Yet, through Summer Youth Connections, a Minnesota Workforce Center program that uses stimulus dollars to provide work readiness training and jobs for ...

Green jobs place teens in a learning environment

Fall River Herald News
Harrington, along with six hand-picked southcoast teenagers, have forgone typical summer jobs in order to help the Youth Corps, part of the Trustees of ...

Stimulus funds put local youth to work and provide savings to ...

Fort Madison Daily Democrat
The Region 16 goal of the Summer Youth Employment and Training Program has been to put 220 youth in all four county areas to work in summer jobs and give ...

Workforce Alliance Program Provides Summer Jobs for Over One ...

PR Newswire (press release)
Kathryn Schmidt, President and Chief Executive Officer of Workforce Alliance, said, "The entire community contributed to making the summer youth program ...

Veterans eligible for green jobs training as part of federal grant

Fall River Herald News
As part of the program, veterans will receive skills assessments, individual job counseling, labor market information, classroom or on-the-job training, ...

Stimulus money funds job training

Mount Vernon News
Those dollars funded summer job training programs offered through a partnership between the Knox County Career Center Adult Education program and ...

Friday, August 21, 2009

Mobile job search lab unveiled

Brownsville Herald
PRIMERA — Cameron County Judge Carlos Cascos announced this week upcoming visits of a Workforce Solutions Cameron mobile job search lab. ...

Montgomery County summer job program funded by stimulus, doubles ...

Washington Business Journal
The Montgomery County Summer Youth Jobs Program doubled in size from last year with over 126 youth participants. County Executive Isiah Leggett will speak ...

North Light summer internship provides opportunity for teen to ...

Montgomery Newspapers
In particular, North Light Community Center has given 36 other youth summer jobs and all are doing well. In a city filled with so many stories of young ...

Teenagers learn, earn by holding summer jobs

The Republican - MassLive.com
The Regional Employment Board of Hampden County provided summer jobs to 1982 young people this year, in part because it received $5.1 million in federal ...

Summer jobs sponsored by stimulus

Patterson Irrigator
Brittany, 15, is part of Patterson's Summer Youth Employment Program, which enables 40 locals between the ages of 14 and 24 find paid work at local ...

Teens gain valuable work, life experience through summer youth ...

Chisago County Press
Bushard said she would like to offer the program again next summer. She and Bestick are hopeful that some of the $1.6 million Jobs and Training recieved ...

SW Michigan cashes in on job training grants

South Bend Tribune
Upton last month announced $250000 for job training in connection with the Harbor Shores mixed-use development in Benton Harbor. The congressman the same ...

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Alternative high school students to get a lesson in business

Fall River Herald News
The program is funded by three grants, including $125000 from the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant, $43000 from the Workforce Investment Board ...

Texas employers can earn "Cash for Workers"

Kilgore News Herald
The Texas Workforce Commission awarded $500000 in March to the Workforce Solutions East Texas Board to operate the Ready to Work, which currently has eight ...

Workforce Solutions receives stimulus funds to pay for child care

Bizjournals.com
Workforce Solutions Alamo received $17 million from the federal government as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to fund up to 22 months of ...

Green-job grant: Howard College to use money on wind energy training

San Angelo Standard-Times
The Concho Valley Workforce Development Board presented a grant of up to $80000 to Howard College at its monthly economic development meeting Wednesday. ...

Tri-City Community Action gets stimulus boost to help the poor

Boston Globe
Through stimulus money awarded to it by the North Shore Workforce Investment Board, the agency was able to expand its summer youth program and plans to ...

Summer youth employment service closes for the season

Terrace Standard
“The summer was extremely successful,” said youth services officer Brittany Bingham, explaining that the centre helped many young people with job searches ...

Featherlite receives $521910 grant to assist laid off workers

Cresco Times Plain Dealer
WIA on-the-job training provides training in an actual workplace that teaches workers the specialized skills required to perform a specific occupation. ...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

City's 'Green Brigade' celebrates summer job program

South Coast Today
Jean Fox of the Greater New Bedford Workforce Investment Board, which oversaw the distribution of the funds, said the whole experience had been rewarding. ...

$3.3 million in stimulus money generates work

Lansing State Journal
Kowalk, of Lansing, got the job through Capital Area Michigan Works' summer youth employment program. "Without this, I'd probably still be out there just ...

Stimulus Dollars At Work At An Amphitheater Of Their Own Making ...

PR Web (press release)
This summer, over 30 at-risk young people participated in the Summer Youth Employment Program, funded by federal stimulus dollars, at the Gasoline Alley ...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Teens, Boulder City reap benefits of federal stimulus funds

Las Vegas Sun
Boulder City won a federal grant of $148000 through the Workforce Investment Board to hire up to 50 high school students for the summer. ...

Stimulus money flowing into Guilford

Greensboro News Record
The Guilford County Workforce Development Board, a regional job training agency run through the city, was among the first local organizations to get money ...

Stimulus workers employed in a variety of summer jobs

Urbana Daily Citizen
"We were able to get extensions for some of the youth that really enjoyed their jobs," Yost said. "We have one young lady who will be working in this ...

Stimulus helps youths and employers

Mount Airy News
However, the North Surry High School student's quest for work ended happily, thanks to the Summer Youth Employment Program funded by the federal stimulus ...

Stimulus dollars help Valley youths get jobs

Arizona Republic
The city will request $725000 in the fall for the 2010 summer-employment program, Valencia said. Summer Youth Employment Services replaced a similar program ...

Peninsula-wide program put 85 teens to work this summer

Peninsula Daily
At the finale of the Summer Youth Employment Program on Friday at Peninsula College, she reminded attendees that Pathways is an additional year-round ...