Friday, July 31, 2009

Local schools invited to build robots with Southeast MO State ...

KFVS
Southeast Missouri State University and the WIRED Initiative of the Workforce Investment Board and the Department of Industrial and Engineering Technology ...

US Department of Labor awards $10 million to train older workers ...

PR Newswire (press release)
... Maine Health care and $1000000 Workforce Inc. Energy/Green Construction Baltimore Maryland Health care $967005 Country Office of Workforce Development ...

Grants to help pay for two-year college programs

Chicago Tribune
The Department of Workforce Development says grants will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. Applicants can be low income or unemployed through ...

Grants Available For Local Businesses | Hickory, NC Community Blog

By admin
The Western Piedmont Workforce Development Board is offering local businesses in the Unifour region of Catawba Alexander, Burke and Caldwell counties up to $20000. The organization established the Local Incumbent Workforce Grant, ...

Grant gives youth 'green' job opportunity

Beloit Daily News
... said Ron Coppernoll, community outreach liaison for the Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board, another partner on the project. ...

Group awarded $1M to train older workers

Bizjournals.com
The US Department of Labor on Thursday announced that it has awarded the Fox Valley Workforce Development Board $1 million to fund training designed to ...

Summer Youth Employment Program Going Well

Ruralnorthwest.com
The Idaho Department of Labor Workforce Training Center is very pleased with the mid-season results of the Summer Youth Employment Program supported by the ...

Program gives kids a leg up

The Desert Sun
Nine hundred youth applied to be a part of the summer program in May, Barajas said. Those selected went through work readiness workshops and orientations, ...

Summer jobs stimulated by feds

Marshall County Tribune
By Clint Confehr, Senior Staff Writer Forty-three offices and shops in Marshall County have employed more than 90 people in the summer youth jobs program ...

Program finds summer jobs for 225 students

Tuscaloosa News (subscription)
The Summer Youth Employment Program was funded through federal stimulus money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. ...

J'ville teen honored for her work ethic after joining state's ...

Jacksonville Daily Progress
Today, Pierson, along with 25 other East Texas youth, will be honored at the Summer Youth Employment Program award luncheon hosted by the Workforce ...

More funding for training low income workers

Coon Rapids Herald
This was a competitive grant process, according to Sandy Froiland, assistant job training center director. State funding for the Steps to Success program ...

Job training opportunities available for Ohio's older workers

The Beacon
Through the SCSEP, Experience Works assists older people with self-assessments, technical and skills training, the job search process, and finding an ...

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Workforce investment during recession

WLFI.com
That group is being targeted by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. Commissioner Teresa Voors said a future grant will create a program through ...

State to hire 66 workers with recovery funds

Bizjournals.com
The additional staff will provide re-employment services at employment and training centers across the state. In particular, they will work with individuals ...

Goodwill Graduates First Summer Youth Program Funded By ARRA ...

Greenville News
(Greenville SC) Fourteen Greenville youth graduated from the first Food Service Summer Youth Employment Program hosted by Goodwill Industries of ...

Stimulus funds for job seekers

Lynnwood Enterprise
... apprenticeships, on-the-job training and group trainings. If you need funding for training, call coordinator Sheila Dersham at 425-422-4174. ...

Community Workforce Solutions Awarded Workforce Development Grant

PRLog.Org (press release)
Through job training and placement services, persons with disabilities and other barriers to employment are placed in productive positions and encouraged to ...

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Doyle announces $4 million for dislocated Wisconsin workers

WKOW-TV.com
The extra services will be made available through 10 regional Workforce Development Boards. "This funding will help employees increase their skills and ...

County seeks 'Enterprise Zone' to assist with economic recovery

Daily Freeman Journal
However, if anyone has not received the information, or misplaced it, they are encouraged to contact Iowa Workforce Development for more information. ...

Local groups team up to improve workers' skills

Greenville News
Its members are already involved with work force development, and Greenville Works would coordinate efforts and provide leadership. ...

Students spend summer learning engineering with a twist

Frederick News Post (subscription)
He sat next to a representative from Johns Hopkins at a state Workforce Development meeting and struck up a conversation about STEM. ...

AFL-CIO NOW BLOG | Get Economic Recovery Information at the ...

By James Parks
Meanwhile, the institute is arranging a series of phone listening sessions in September with Jane Oates, assistant labor secretary for employment and training, with labor representatives on workforce investment boards. ...

One Stop channels fed money into jobs

Appeal-Democrat
Local mural artist and youth project task-master Louie Lethridge put in his last 2 cents of the day. "If you're not getting the color you want, ...

Clothing and job preparation program intended to get youth hired

Columbia Missourian
Through the help of The Intersection, an after-school and summer program for at-risk youth, she has taken early steps down that path by getting her first ...

Young workers beat economy

The Olympian
And my friends are looking for jobs, too,” she said. But Stephens, who will be a senior at Yelm Extension School, signed up for the summer youth employment ...

Youth discover jobs program

The Tennessean
The Youth CAN program, a division of Mid-Cumberland Human Resources Agency, is a summer program designed to provide meaningful and productive employment ...

To Create Jobs, Tennessee Looks to New Deal Model

New York Times
Other states are still drawing up plans for spending the welfare money, which is typically used for items like cash grants for families and job training. ...

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Programs prepare workers in six months

Richmond County Daily Journal
“Our department has worked closely with the Richmond County ESC JobLink Career Center and the Pee Dee Region Workforce Development Board to select courses ...

Library opens employment services Business First of Louisville

Bizjournals.com - Charlotte,NC,USA
The Louisville Free Public Library has opened The Job Shop, a free employment and career-services center, at the main branch, 301 York St. The Job Shop ...

Stimulus creates 12000 teen jobs

The Tennessean
JULIET — As she searched for what would be her first summer job, Jasmine Frazier hit dead end after dead end. Clothing stores and boutiques near her ...

Bill includes $250000 for BH job training

St. Joseph Herald Palladium (subscription)
Fred Upton announced Friday he was successful in securing $250000 for job training in Benton Harbor. Upton, R-St. Joseph, secured the funding in the Labor, ...

HoustonWorks USA part I

Examiner.com - USA
Job Training and Placement, Scholarships, Consulting, Technical Initiatives focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Summer Job ...

Monday, July 27, 2009

Summer program readies students for workplace

Chapman High School rising junior Andrew Jackson was a little worried about finding a job this summer, let alone one that could be scheduled around the summer course he needed to make up on practical law.

Stimulus money helps put Lee, Collier students to work ...

Naples Daily News
The Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board, which received $2.3 million to distribute among the five counties it oversees, partnered with the school ...

Federal stimulus money helps Wisconsin DNR fight invasive species

FOX 21 Online - Duluth,MN,USA
The Secretary of the Department of Workforce Development, Roberta Gassman, said it's something the DNR has relied upon volunteers to do up until now. ...

Jobs keep COYOTEs busy

Kingman Daily Miner - Kingman,AZ,USA
By Tiffany Miller, Kayla Renninger KINGMAN - COalition YOuth TEam participants are learning a variety of job duties while working in the community. ...

Summer internships for youth are becoming jobs

The Desert Sun - Palm Springs,CA,USA
An Indio Win Center summer work program funded by economic stimulus money is helping local teens get hired for jobs. There are 220 youth, mostly from Indio, ...

$118K to aid youth in jobs

Berkshire Eagle - Pittsfield,MA,USA
The Berkshire County Regional Employment Board's Youth Council has chosen six program operators to receive $118267 for youth programs this summer. ...

Many choices face those seeking college training

Sun-Sentinel.com - Fort Lauderdale,FL,USA
If you need vocational training, consider a job training agency, such as Work Force One in Broward County or Workforce Alliance in Palm Beach County. ...

Increased Job training grants help Tennessee workers

Examiner.com - USA
Governor Bredesen recently said "Job training to upgrade the skills of Tennessee's workers is one of the best things we can do for our economy. ...

Western Pennsylvania job-seekers keep faith

Tribune Review - Pittsburgh,PA,USA
... increasingly busy church-related and faith-based initiatives in the Pittsburgh region that offer job search, job training and career development ...
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Program puts young adults to work in Indiana state parks

New Albany Tribune - IN,USA
The program's $24 million price tag is covered by federal stimulus money and managed by the Indiana DNR and the state's Development of Workforce Development ...

New job club to aid unemployed older than 50

Lincoln Journal Star - Lincoln,Nebraska,USA
The program is sponsored by Nebraska Workforce Development, Experience Works and the Lincoln Area Agency on Aging Operation ABLE Program. ...

Stimulus dollars at work in Beaver Dam

Beaver Dam Daily Citizen - Beaver Dam,WI,USA
"Right now Beaver Dam is buying the paint and the Workforce Development Board provides the labor at no cost to the city," Stoiser said. ...

Stimulus money provides local youth with work experience

Vero Beach Press-Journal (subscription)
Hill started working 30 hours a week at the dog training, grooming and day care center in late June through Workforce Solutions' Summer Youth Employment ...

North Dakota, a Place to Go for Employment

New York Times
By PHYLLIS KORKKI The state job service agency in North Dakota is bursting with openings — a total of more than 9000 in the public and private sectors. ...

Students teaming up with Habitat for Humanity

Sault Star - Sault Ste-Marie,Ontario,Canada
The opportunity of employment for youth was made possible by the Summer Jobs for Youth program which is part of the Youth Opportunities Strategy at Sault ...

Stimulus dollars put youths on task

Berkshire Eagle - Pittsfield,MA,USA
In addition to those listed above, other organizations have received a share of the stimulus funds to provide jobs for youth: The Corporation for Public ...

Time Is Up For Thousands Of Mid-State Workers

NewsChannel5.com
Stegall was one of nearly 13000 young Tennesseans who participated in the state's summer youth jobs program funded by Federal stimulus dollars. ...

Stimulus sparks hope for young men in summer job program

Canton Repository
Lilly Davenport, a youth job training specialist who works with Boone, said the barbershop training was a result of feedback from those taking part in the ...

It's hard work getting a summer job

OCRegister
Youth employment and training programs in Orange County are getting an $8.8 million boost from the federal stimulus act. That helps, but a summer job these ...

Full Employment Council about halfway to youth jobs goal

Kansas City Star
The objective of the Summer Youth Program is to employ 1000 young people by the end of the summer season, Sept. 30. The program is funded with $3 million in ...

House approves $150000 for Floyd Co. job training program

WSLS.com
9th District Congressman Rick Boucher says the House approved the money for job training. The Jacksonville Center currently has a training program on basic ...

Region 2 WORKFORCE Offers Work-Learning Program for Cabell County ...

Huntington Herald Dispatch - Huntington,WV,USA
HUNTINGTON -- The Region 2 WORKFORCE Investment Board recently announced that it has received funding for its Summer Youth Program. ...

Ground Broken For One-Stop Workforce Center

Gazette Virginian - South Boston,VA,USA
Daniel LeBlanc, senior advisor to the governor for Work Force Development, noted the cooperation between various agencies and government officials at every ...

Governor Rendell Touting Summer Jobs Program

WFMZ-TV Online
... and Reinvestment Act, Governor Ed Rendell says more than 9000 kids in Pennsylvania are being put to work through the Summer Youth Employment Program. ...

Learning life skills one post hole at a time

OregonLive.com
Administered by the Portland Bureau of Parks & Recreation, the Youth Conservation Corps is one of a number of summer youth jobs programs under way in the ...

Shreveport's stimulus-funded summer work program wraps

Shreveport Times
Creating jobs was part of President Obama's plan in proposing the stimulus package. And summer jobs were among the $6 million in budget cuts Shreveport ...

Summer sun and skills

Cape Cod Times
Stephens, 15, who tends the plants at the Cape Abilities Farm in Dennis, is one of 230 youths around the Cape taking part in the Summer Youth Employment ...

NY $1M to fund job training in region

Bizjournals.com - Charlotte,NC,USA
The state is providing $1 million to fund job training and education programs for low-income workers in the Albany, NY, area. The funding was announced ...

CareerLink Offers Job Training, Unemployment Benefits Safe

WGAL - Lancaster,PA,USA
Stimulus money is helping people get job training without losing their unemployment benefits. The recession has caused people to realize they need more or ...

Job relief funds coming to Manatee

Bradenton Herald - FL, United States
He expects workforce boards to act quickly on launching job training and job placement programs. “I think many of the boards have been gearing up to take ...

$1 million in funding for Albany green job training programs

WXXA - Albany,NY,USA
State officials are announcing $1 million in funding for Capital Region job training programs that prepare people for jobs in the new green economy. ...

Job program success earns state grant

Schenectady Gazette - Schenectady,NY,USA
Each trainee learns just the basic skills, with on-the-job training, and can't advance without learning further skills. But the basics are impressing ...

Education, job training stimulus funds on the way

The Republic.com (subscription) - Columbus,IN,USA
By Brian Blair About $60 million in stimulus money soon will be available to help Hoosiers upgrade their education and job training, according to Alison ...

One Stop Workforce Centers shapes lives

Cheraw Chronicle - Cheraw,SC,USA
According to www.peedeewib.org, the Pee Dee Workforce Investment Board (WIB) is a volunteer group of citizens from business, labor, education and community ...

26 Workforce Leaders Selected for Professional Development Program

CSRwire.com (press release) - USA
CSRwire.com — Washington, DC, July 23, 2009 - Twenty-six professionals from the workforce development field have been selected to participate in a year-long ...

Jobs available in Muskogee

Muskogee Daily Phoenix - Muskogee,OK,USA
Sharon Nichols, business services coordinator for Eastern Workforce Development Board, said there are jobs open in Muskogee. “There are plenty of jobs ...

Piedmont Triad Partnership to Collaborate with Regional JobLink ...

dBusinessNews Kansas City (press release) - Kansas City,MO,USA
... local outreach at eleven JobLink offices throughout the Piedmont Triad,” says Althea Hairston, Director, Northwest Piedmont Workforce Development Board. ...

Secretary Salazar Hosts DC Youth Working for Interior under ...

7thSpace Interactive (press release) - New York,NY,USA
The young people are working under stimulus funds as part of the DC Summer Youth Employment Program or the Youth Conservation Corps. ...

Youth employed through stimulus funds

The Enterprise Ledger - Enterprise,AL,USA
... Summer Youth Employment Program, Erica Vaughan and Anika Osmers are among 81 area youth working in summer jobs obtained through federal stimulus money. ...

Stimulus to fund 9200 summer jobs in Pa.

Bizjournals.com - Charlotte,NC,USA
Pennsylvania's Summer Youth Employment Program will provide jobs for 9200 with federal stimulus funds this summer, beating a goal of 8600, Gov. ...

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Stimulus money aids job services

The Tribune-Democrat - Johnstown,PA,USA
More than $3.7 million in federal stimulus money is coming to the Southern Alleghenies Workforce Investment Board to enhance job development services in ...

Youth workforce program: Teens work at Norfork School during summer

Baxter Bulletin - Mountain Home,AR,USA
As part of the Arkansas Summer Youth Workforce program, Ethan Barnes, Megan Cain, Dalton Davis and Anthony King, all 17, Wade Staton and Chase Loosey, 16, ...

Job program at UNCP creates opportunities

Richmond County Daily Journal - Rockingham,NC,USA
PEMBROKE — In a tight job market, summer jobs for teens are scarce. An eight-week Summer Youth Employment Program at UNC Pembroke is helping to fill the gap ...

Teen Summer Job Opportunity

Fox12Idaho - Nampa-Boise,Idaho,USA
The department is using stimulus money to fund what they're calling the Summer Youth Employment Program. It helps kids and young adults between the ages of ...

Employment program puts young citizens to work

Daily Times Leader - West Point,MS,USA
The workers are putting in 40 hours per week as part of the Summer Youth Employment Program, made possible by the federal stimulus package. ...

Students learning about mix of careers in exploratory program

Cape Coral Daily Breeze - Cape Coral,FL,USA
The Lee County School District teamed up with the Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board to host the four-week exploratory program at the county's ...

Money available for job training in health care field

WWL - New Orleans,LA,USA
NEW ORLEANS - Grant money is now available to train people who want careers in the health care industry. While US Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis was in ...

William Paterson University offering free job training

newjerseynewsroom.com - Montclair,NJ,USA
Free job training for people who are unemployed or those seeking job and career advancement is now available at William Paterson University through a ...

Summer program gives 205 first-time workers 6-week jobs

PennLive.com - Harrisburg,PA,USA
Arbor's students, who are between ages 16 and 24, work four days a week and receive job training on the fifth day for a total of 30 hours a week. ...

Sacramento district hires teenagers for tech work

San Jose Mercury News - CA, USA
The Sacramento Employment and Training Agency sponsored the internships. Officials say the interns are gaining work experience and the district is getting ...

Special-ed students to get job training

Daily Press - Newport News,VA,USA
The program is an extension of a less-intense job training program that's been in place for about 15 years, she added. That program worked the same way, ...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Stimulus funds flow into Valley

Fresno Bee
For example, the Fresno County Workforce Investment Board got $18 million in stimulus money, said Pam Lassetter, assistant director. ...

Stimulus Funds Expected to Provide Training for Dislocated Workers

PublicCEO.com - Sacramento,CA,USA
Dorothy Chen, director for Alameda County Workforce Investment Board, said that between July 2008 - June 2009, Alameda County lost 11000 jobs and that ...

Job Training: Often Misunderstood But Too Important to Dismiss

Huffington Post - New York,NY,USA
At their best, workforce development programs offer incumbent workers and jobseekers a bridge to connect their current skills and experiences with stable ...

Stimulus money goes to workforce development

Altoona Mirror - Altoona,PA,USA
... enhance and expand its existing support of workforce development services throughout Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon and Somerset counties. ...

'Kids take over the Kitchen' at Wor-Wic Community College

Bethany Beach Wave - Bethany Beach,DE,USA
But Alison didn't have far to go, just across town to Wor-Wic Community College and its first-class Workforce Development Center. ...

UNT program partners with area Workforce Solutions Boards to ...

North Texas e-News - TX,USA
UNT has now formed partnerships with area Workforce Solutions Boards to make the program free for many applicants. The UNT Career Success Programs are a ...

Summer work program a success for Northome youth

International Falls Daily Journal - International Falls,MN,USA
The office's Summer Youth employment program helps 14-24 year-olds secure summer jobs and realize what skills they have to offer in the workplace. ...

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Navajo Nation legislation seeks to create green jobs

Bizjournals.com - Charlotte,NC,USA
It will be introduced during the 21st Navajo Nation Council during the summer session July 20-24. Organizers with the Coalition say it could be a model for ...

100 youth explore careers through chamber program

Martinsville Bulletin - Martinsville,VA,USA
Jevon Smith, 18, who graduated from Magna Vista High School this year, said he applied for the program to get a summer job and earn money to save toward a ...

Summer jobs program teaches skills

The Union of Grass Valley - Grass Valley,CA,USA
Kirkman is one of 54 men and women aged 16-24 who are working this summer in a youth employment program for those who are low-income, receiving some sort of ...

Hawthorne agency to run stimulus-funded jobs program

Daily Breeze
By Sandy Mazza Staff Writer The South Bay Workforce Investment Board was awarded a $160 million contract to administer a program to create 10000 subsidized ...

Monday, July 20, 2009

Stimulus pays for summer jobs for 2000 OC youth

OCRegister - Santa Ana,CA,USA
"We haven't run a summer program in 10 years," said Ruben Aceves, director of the city of Anaheim's Workforce Investment Board. The Anaheim board is one of ...

Elizabethport Presbyterian Center announces Go Green Youth ...

Suburban News - Cranford,NJ,USA
... the Elizabethport Presbyterian Center is now registering eligible youths, ages 12-24, living in Elizabeth for the Go Green Youth Employment Program. ...

Program offers more than employment

Lansing State Journal - Lansing,MI,USA
Through the Summer Youth Program, CAMW is able to do more than just find people jobs and help with their education. "We've bought them clothes for working, ...

Programs to keep young people busy make an impact

Online Athens - Athens,GA,USA
"We were given a mandate (by the US Department of Labor) to run a strong summer youth program" in the 12 counties the agency serves, she said. ...

No better time than now to train for a new career

Post-Bulletin - Rochester,MN,USA
One side benefit of a slower economy, however, is that of increased job training and work force development opportunities. The increase in the unemployment ...

Magazine making job connections

Muncie Star Press - Muncie,IN,USA
Officials at workone, the employment and training arm of Indiana Workforce Development, are marking the first anniversary of workone Career Connect, ...

Recovery money helps local teen gain skills

Superior Telegram - Superior,MN,USA
Elmore is a Summer Youth Employment participant working with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. (Submitted photo) Solon Springs is a ...

The Family Alliance Youth Summer Employment program finds work for 110

Lynchburg News and Advance - Lynchburg,VA,USA
For her summer job, Boon is taking photos of several hundred of these negatives. She got the job through The Family Alliance Youth Summer Employment program ...

So Bo Workforce Center Announced

Gazette Virginian - South Boston,VA,USA
A new $1.2 million “state-of-the-art” Workforce Development Center to be housed in the Houghton Industrial Park this week received $50000 in federal funding ...

Jobs program offers second chance for young people

Gaston Gazette - Gastonia,NC,USA
Director of Life Skills Becky McLain said the Gaston County Workforce Development Board wanted to distribute funds it received as part of the federal ...

Stimulus money used to help Chicago homeless

ABC7Chicago.com - IL, USA
The federal stimulus grant has helped La Casa Norte to secure jobs for youth. "We have $262000 to pay for and provide summer youth jobs for 130 low-income ...

New chamber chairman outlines his goals

Martinsville Bulletin - Martinsville,VA,USA
“We feel that a big step in helping the upcoming work force is being tackled by the Summer Youth Employment Program … and we plan to assist the Workforce ...

Stimulus Money Gives Boost to Youth Employment

KIONrightnow.com - Monterey,CA,USA
It's the summer youth employment program and they just received more stimulus money. The program goes on for eight weeks and provides work readiness skills ...

TDOT lands stimulus training grant

Bizjournals.com - Charlotte,NC,USA
It was part of $6.7 million in job training grants awarded to 14 state programs, and the Tennessee award will double the normal amount of federal funds ...

Innovative job training for entire community

YourHub.com - Denver,CO,USA
Through an innovative partnership with Arapahoe/Douglas Works and Arapahoe Community College, DCSD is providing classes and certification training for ...

Assistance available for those hit hard by economy

Carthage Press - Carthage,MO,USA
The Workforce Investment Board of Southwest Missouri, in partnership with the Missouri Career Center, launched an awareness program promoting new and ...

Federal stimulus money to re-train Southwest Floridians for new ...

WINKNEWS.com - Fort Myers,FL,USA
The Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board has $8 Million to help re-train people who currently don't have a job. It has a list of more than 100 ...

Stimulus package provides work for area youth

Mille Lacs County Times - Milaca,MN,USA
By Dawn Slade Area youth are learning about the working world as they participate in the Central Minnesota Jobs & Training Youth Program. ...

Work program to find jobs for teens

The Daily Sound - Santa Barbara,CA,USA
He sees the work corps as an evolution of prior youth jobs programs that the Workforce Investment Board and other local groups have created in the past. ...

Young DC Workers Get Hands-On Summer Experience

Georgetown University News, Calendars & Events - Washington,DC,USA
Kathleen Barker expected to spend her summer answering phones and filing paperwork as part of Washington's Summer Youth Employment Program. ...

LB youth to be trained for eco-friendly jobs

Daily 49er - Long Beach,CA,USA
About 1200 people from ages 14 to 24 will be involved with this summer's youth programs and put back to work. These programs will take place in Long Beach, ...

Senate panel reviews job training options for underemployed

Medill Reports - Washington,DC,USA
Martha Kanter, undersecretary of Education, and Jane Oates, assistant secretary of Labor, told the subcommittee their agencies were trying to reduce the ...

Green Job Training To Retool In Five States

City Town Info Education Channel - Southborough,MA,USA
By CityTownInfo.com Staff Five states—Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, Ohio, and Oregon—will be getting a federal jumpstart for green job training. ...

More money, job training could be in future for community colleges

WLOX - Biloxi,MS,USA
Even more job training programs could soon be offered under President Barack Obama's American Graduation Initiative. The plan would invest $12 billion in ...

Thursday, July 16, 2009

WH gets funds for summer school

Whitman & Hanson Express - Hanson,MA,USA
The stimulus funds came into the district from a partnership with the Brockton Area Workforce Investment Board. When President Clinton was in office he ...

Source: County of Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Edhat - Santa Barbara,CA,USA
County Supervisors and Workforce Investment Board announce Youth Corps as the new program for the out-of-school youth. Santa Barbara County Supervisors ...

Agencies' Rapid Response softens economic woes

Joplin Independent - Joplin,MO,USA
These were reasons Jasen Jones executive director of the Workforce Investment Board, pictured at left, gave for Joplin's unemployment numbers remaining ...

Stimulus cash putting teens to work

Taunton Daily Gazette - MA, USA
... been allocated to the centers via the Workforce Investment Act, said James Calkins, executive director of the Bristol Workforce Investment Board (WIB). ...

A&P students graduate first phase with big dreams

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin - Ontario,CA,USA
He's excited that the program's tuition-and-materials tab - more than $6000 - is being picked up by the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board, ...

Youth Corps program in Santa Barbara County to help at-risk youth

KSBY - San Luis Obispo,CA,USA
Wednesday, the Santa Barbara County supervisors and Workforce Investment Board announced a $1.1 million dollar contract for a new Youth Corps program. ...

Culver Announces Job Training Partnership With Microsoft

KCRG - Cedar Rapids,IA,USA
By Daren Sukhram DES MOINES – Governor Chet Culver Wednesday joined Microsoft Director of Government Affairs Tony Wilson and Iowa Workforce Development ...

Local workforce area receives $8.1M in help

Auburn Reporter - Auburn,WA,USA
The state's Employment Security Department has awarded $8.1 million to the Workforce Development Council of Seattle/King County to help workers upgrade ...

Local Youth Take Part In Employment Program

Teague Chronicle - Teague,TX,USA
A part of the stimulus money was designated for a Summer Youth Employment Program. This is a youth experience program with on the job training that begins ...

Program Teaches Life Skills

Wetzel Chronicle - New Martinsville,WV,USA
They are gaining job skills with pay, and as one youth pointed out, "I appreciate I have a job this summer since they are hard to find." The Summer Youth ...

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

OC uses stimulus money

Odessa American - Odessa,TX,USA
It's all covered by Permian Basin Workforce Solutions, who gave OC grants from federal stimulus funds to develop three separate courses for students to take ...

Federal stimulus money brings jobs to 5000 Kentucky teens and ...

WHAS 11.com (subscription) - Louisville,KY,USA
(WHAS11) - More than 5000 Kentucky teens and young adults are getting summer work, all thanks to stimulus money. Kentucky's summer youth employment program ...

Stimulus dollars put teens, young adults to work for summer

MiamiHerald.com - Miami,FL,USA
The program helps low-income youth find jobs. Participants will earn from $8 to $10 an hour. Teenagers with jobs will help stimulate the economy quicker ...

Teens spend summer on the job

Utica Observer Dispatch - Utica,NY,USA
Hope House President of the Board of Directors, Sandy McLean of Holland Patent flips sausage patties while Oneida County Summer Youth Employment Program ...

Over 1,000 jobs offered in Palm Beach County through Workforce Alliance

While many teens are having a hard time finding a summer job, there are hundreds of young adults in Palm Beach County that will be working and earning money.

Young Adults Score Summer Jobs

A quick glance around Meldon Hall at Palm Beach Community College and it appears a game show taping is in the works. But after the cheering and "lifelines," it becomes clear these contestants are actually winners.

The group of 200 scored summer jobs through Workforce Alliance of Palm Beach County.

Obama plans $12B boost to community colleges

USA Today - USA
A report released Monday by the president's Council of Economic Advisers identified a number of areas related to job training that could be strengthened, ...

Wal-Mart Foundation Helps Fund Green Job Training for Women

Reuters - USA
... the Wal-Mart Foundation is partnering with the Business and Professional Women's Foundation to provide green job training for women. ...

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Finding work tough for IE teens

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Stimulus Program Gives Students Jobs

Danville, VA - Two-hundred-and-fifty young people are hitting the workforce on the Southside, thanks to some help from the federal stimulus bill.

Money from stimulus program gives some a shot at first job

About 400 young workers reported for duty last week at government offices and businesses throughout Palm Beach County to begin six weeks of on-the-job training paid for with federal stimulus money.

Job Program Helps Young Jobseekers Who Can't Get Hired

WBAY - Green Bay,WI,USA
By Kristin Byrne Thanks to stimulus money, the Bay Area Workforce Development Board is bringing back an employment program to Northeast Wisconsin which was ...

Stimulating work: Stimulus funds help disadvantaged area youths ...

LubbockOnline.com - Lubbock,TX,USA
By Walt Nett | AVALANCHE-JOURNAL A federally funded youth employment program in the South Plains this summer ran out of people before it ran out of jobs to ...

10000 summer jobs 'open doors' for kids

Philadelphia Metro - Philadelphia,PA,USA
This month, many of those jobs kicked off for Hub youngsters. Boston's summer jobs program has traditionally been a combined effort by the Boston Youth Fund ...

Stimulus-Funded Youth Jobs Program at Halfway Point

93.1 WIBC Indianapolis - Indianapolis,IN,USA
She says some workers have already interviewed for fulltime jobs. IPIC has kept $400000 in federal money in reserve to run a smaller program next summer.

Tracking the Recession: Stimulus helps revive summer youth jobs ...

Stateline.org - Washington,DC,USA
But thanks to a $1.2 billion federal stimulus fund, states are revitalizing summer youth programs that have languished over the past decade because of ...

White House Sees 'Robust' Job Growth, Calls for More Training

Bloomberg - USA
In a cautionary note, the CEA said, the US education and job-training system has “important limitations” that must be improved if workers are to take ...

Monday, July 13, 2009

Stimulus money creates summer jobs for over 1000 Contra Costa youths

Martinez News-Gazette - Martinez,CA,USA
Several Martinez businesses are currently taking advantage of the Workforce Development Board of Contra Costa County's (WDBCCC) summer youth employment ...

Stimulus funds now top $15 million for Marion area

Marion Star - Marion,OH,USA
A summer youth work experience program, which enrolled 71 young people ages 16 through 24, would not exist this summer without $228000 in federal stimulus ...

Natural gas industry may spur job growth in the state of Pennsylvania

Farm and Dairy - Salem,Ohio,USA
... Labor and Industry provided through the Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corp. and the Northern Tier Regional Planning and Development Commission.

Federal stimulus money pays for summer jobs in Howard

Baltimore Sun - United States
Howard got $54636 in federal funds for the program, which enabled Francine Trout, director of the Howard County Office of Workforce Development in Columbia, ...

Work program will get federal funds to help job-seekers

Contra Costa Times - Walnut Creek,CA,USA
The Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network will receive a $130000 On-the-Job Training Supportive Services grant, funds that were included in the ...

Transportation job-training funds aimed at minorities, women

Providence Journal - Providence,RI,USA
By Richard Salit Federal stimulus money will soon arrive in Rhode Island to support job-training programs for minorities and women on state transportation ...

IT'S YOUR BUSINESS: Business news releases Friday, July 10, 2009

Marconews - Marco Island,FL,USA
By VIA PRESS RELEASE The Economic Development Council (EDC) of Collier County and Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board are teaming up to launch the ...

Stimulus money funded some Toledo summer youth jobs

13abc.com - Toledo,OH,USA
A summer stimulus jobs program employs hundreds of young people in temporary positions. About a thousand are working through the program. ...

Stimulus funds create jobs for youths

Philadelphia Inquirer - Philadelphia,PA,USA
In Pennsylvania, it means as much as $31 million in additional money to finance about 8700 youth jobs this summer. In New Jersey, a windfall of $20.8 ...

Nonprofit group receives grant for youth job training

South Carolina Now - South Carolina,USA
A nationwide model, YouthBuild serves as a dropout prevention program and job-training service. This year, a national independent study reports that South ...

Southeastern Pa. puts short-term job-training funds to work

Philadelphia Business Journal - Philadelphia,PA,USA
Chester will continue to offer Individual Training Account funds, which will be capped at $4000, for occupation-specific training. On-the-job training ...

Colorado gets share of stimulus funds for transportation job training

Bizjournals.com - Charlotte,NC,USA
Colorado is one of 14 states that will receive a share of $6.8 million under the federal stimulus program for job training in transportation-related fields, ...

Wichita gets transportation training funds

Bizjournals.com - Charlotte,NC,USA
The funds are On-the-Job Training and Supportive Services grants. The Kansas City area will receive $200402 according to release from US Department of ...

Friday, July 10, 2009

WorkForce West Virginia

The Review - East Liverpool,OH,USA
The Workforce Investment Board and WorkForce West Virginia provide the program in partnership with county commissioners throughout the Northern Panhandle. ...

All Aboard! City youth guides showcase Fall River in city tours

Fall River Spirit - New Bedford,MA,USA
"Discover Fall River Now" is funded through the Bristol Workforce Investment Board and is a collaboration between Community Development Recreation — the ...

Underprivileged students work hard for a better future

News 8 Austin - Austin,TX,USA
The Workforce Solutions, Heart of Texas/Texas State Technical College Summer Youth Employment Program is giving a group of students a chance at a better ...

Goodwill Industries received $500K for youth program

Hey Johnstown - Johnstown,PA,USA
“Our goal is for everyone to have GEDs and find jobs.” Bandstra said the program has been successful and has served 35 young people since 2007. ...

Summer jobs program helps youths learn new skills

Urbana/Champaign News-Gazette - Champaign,IL,USA
Campbell has been working for Habitat as part of the Center for Children's Services summer youth jobs program. The program, which is funded by federal ...

New program places young people in summer jobs

Creston News Advertiser - Creston,IA,USA
They are among 90 summer employees ages 14-24 from an eight-county region who met eligibility standards for the Summer Youth Employment Training Program ...

Camps prepare students for careers

Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
When students in Buncombe County Schools' Summer Youth Employment program got their first paychecks, counselors helped them understand what the numbers on ...

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Program helps cities, youth

Waynesville Daily Guide - Waynesville,MO,USA
“It's putting people ages 14 to 24 to work who are unemployed,” Jim Dickerson, who is with the Workforce Investment Board, which runs the program, said. ...

Commerce presents nearly $200000 to BSC for energy workforce programs

Reiten Television KXMB Bismarck - Bismarck,ND,USA
A Workforce Enhancement Council, consisting of the private sector membership of the North Dakota Workforce Development Council, the state director of the ...

10 Michigan cultural groups to get stimulus money

Detroit Free Press - United States
Awards in metro Detroit included $50000 each to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Mosaic Youth Theatre and $25000 to the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival ...

Youth Summer Jobs Made Possible Through Stimulus Package

PublicCEO.com - Sacramento,CA,USA
The City of Riverside received a grant from the Riverside County Economic Development Agency (EDA) and the Riverside County Workforce Development Board ...

TWC Grants $1 Million for High-Tech Summer Camps :: Texas Tech News

By Allison Ralston
The summer camps support initiatives by Gov. Rick Perry to prepare youth for future high-skill, high-demand jobs. Supported by Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Statewide Activity funds, the effort is part of the Governor's Summer Merit ...

Teens Find Summer Work Through Youth Programs and Family

Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn,NY,USA
More than $18 million in stimulus money has been applied to youth employment programs this year, funding more than 13000 jobs for the city's teens. ...

Stimulus creates summer jobs for teens

Great Falls Tribune - Great Falls,MT,USA
In Montana, the Youth Summer Employment Program should put about 700 teens and young adults to work in summer jobs that otherwise wouldn't exist, ...

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Stimulus dollars put area teens to work

San Bernardino Sun - San Bernardino,CA,USA
... is the only check that's coming into their families," said Sandy Harmsen, executive director of the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board. ...

When careers need reinvention

Christian Science Monitor - USA
That's why partnerships between educational and workforce development institutions are so critical, Drummond and others say. Even if it's not completely ...

San Mateo County students earn green with green-collar jobs

Inside Bay Area - Oakland,CA,USA
"Despite adults not having jobs right now, there is a real interest on behalf of our partners to create new jobs for youth," Mok said. ...

Stimulus Youth Program

KAALtv.com - Rochester,MN,USA
The six-week program called the summer youth employment-training program is a designed to help youth find summer work. "This job is for those specifically ...

Job skills, city park benefit from stimulus

Fall River Herald News - MA, USA
The center's president, Wayne Rego, said 56 youths will participate in the summer program. McGovern said the success already being seen through the youth ...

TWC Grants $1 Million for High-Tech Summer Camps 7/7/09

KOSA - Odessa,TX,USA
The summer camps support initiatives by Gov. Rick Perry to prepare youth for future high-skill, high-demand jobs. Supported by Workforce Investment Act ...

City's Green Team Gears Up to Recycle

WBFO - Buffalo,NY,USA
The Green Team is made up of members of the Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program. 100 Green Team members will be trained about recycling. ...

Denver awards contracts in stimulus-funded jobs program

Bizjournals.com - Charlotte,NC,USA
The Denver Office of Economic Development said Tuesday it has awarded contracts to three groups to run the city's stimulus-funded summer Youth Employment ...

Federal funds offer job training

Sun newspapers - Port Charlotte,FL,USA
... approved for funding, but the Career and Service Center in Port Charlotte has also seen more interest in job training assistance than in past years. ...

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Tracking the recession: States push job training

By Christine Vestal, Stateline.org Staff Writer
Everyone agrees the way out of this recession is jobs. But millions of workers will not be able to get their old jobs back. Instead, states are investing billions in stimulus money to prepare them for new professions.

KERA launches multimedia economy project to offer help to North ...

Pegasus News - Dallas,TX,USA
... take listeners inside the Texas Workforce Commission to explore its ... United Way of Tarrant County, Urban League, Workforce Solutions and YWCA of Dallas.

HOUSING AUTHORITY: Stimulating summer jobs for youth

Niagara Gazette - Niagara Falls,NY,USA
Added stimulus revenue provided the county with roughly $900000 for its Summer Youth Program this year, up from last year's total of about $450000. ...

Picente: Oneida County youth begin 2009 Summer Employment Program ...

WKTV - Utica,NY,USA
“The funding we approved in Congress through the Recovery Act to increase Summer Youth Employment will help Oneida County's youth develop and grow into the ...

Stimulus offers new hope, job skills

The Tennessean - Nashville,TN,USA
Scores of state schools, community colleges and private campuses offer approved job training. Some stimulus funds will create new training classes, ...

Labor Department Grants $7.5M for Veterans' Green Job Training

SustainableBusiness.com - Huntington Station,NY,USA
Through the program, veterans receive skills assessments, individual job counseling, classroom or on-the-job training, skills upgrading and placement ...

Monday, July 6, 2009

Program boosts business ideas

Florida Today - Melbourne,FL,USA
Already, nearly 100 people have signed up for the free Entrepreneurial Training Services program, which features training from Brevard Workforce Development ...

Stimulus offers new hope, skills

The Tennessean - Nashville,TN,USA
... said Susan Cowden, administrator of employment and work force development at the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. ...

Exploring their options: High schoolers get chance to earn cash ...

Naples Daily News - Naples,FL,USA
The Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board is using federal stimulus money to give about 150 Collier County students the opportunity. ...

Federal stimulus funding enables summer jobs for youth

Idaho Press-Tribune - Nampa,ID,USA
CANYON COUNTY — Federal economic stimulus money has created 700 summer jobs for Idaho youth this year. The five- to eight-week government and nonprofit ...

Sonoma Launches Green Job Youth Corps With Stimulus Cash

KTVU.com - San Francisco,CA,USA
County officials decided to create a program called the Sonoma County Youth Ecology Corps. It is providing summer jobs to 250 young people, ages 14 to 24. ...

LB To Receive Nearly $1M To Hire Youth Into Green Jobs

LBPOST.com - Long Beach,CA,USA
“Using Recovery funds and public-private partnerships, the California Green Jobs Corps will help 1500 at-risk young adults realize a brighter future while ...

Happiness is a job, real world experience

LaSalle News Tribune - La Salle,IL,USA
They are participants in the summer youth program being administered by the Business Employment Skills Team Inc. in Peru with about $645000 in grant money ...

Young people learn lessons in workplace relationships

Mooresville Tribune - VA,USA
By Chyna Broadnax | Statesville R&L Participants in I-Care's Workforce Investment Act Summer Youth Employment Program gathered at the Civic Center Thursday ...

Downtown get new look while job seekers get experience

Laurinburg Exchange - Laurinburg,NC,USA
"As case managers, we go out to the job sites and see if the workers are okay and are doing their jobs," Britt said. "The Summer Youth Employment Program is ...

Workforce groups promote training for fast-growing middle-skill jobs

Central Penn Business Journal - Harrisburg,PA,USA
By Paula Holzman Scott Sheely has a message for job seekers and job-training programs alike: Don't forget the middle. It is largely the so-called ...

Nonprofit gets grants to help at-risk veterans

Long Beach Press-Telegram - Long Beach,CA,USA
About 15000 veterans will receive job training. The funds are being distributed nationwide through 50 new grants and 48 continuing grants receiving second- ...

Goodwill Industries to provide veteran job training

Bizjournals.com - Charlotte,NC,USA
Veterans will receive skills assessments; individual job counseling; labor-market information; classroom or on-the-job training; skills upgrading and ...

Stimulus money helping teens, young adults gain work experience

South Carolina Now - South Carolina,USA
... Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion and Marlboro counties. The council works under the guidance of the Pee Dee Workforce Investment Board.

US Department of Labor announces $11.6 million grant to Iowa for ...

7thSpace Interactive (press release) - New York,NY,USA
Today's supplemental grant will be awarded to the Iowa Workforce Development and will create more temporary jobs to continue the clean-up and recovery ...

$2.3 Million Grant to Assist General Motors, Other Auto-Related ...

By Office Of The Governor
Services are being coordinated by the Department of Workforce Development and provided through the Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board. NEG funding is being coordinated with resources available through the Trade Adjustment ...

Federal grant helps local business increase sales by $2 million

Boone Mountain Times - NC, USA
Two years ago, Steve Forrest worked with Ruby Greene of the High Country Workforce Development Board to prepare a proposal for an incumbent worker grant. ...

Students begin Engineering Innovation program

Frederick News Post (subscription) - Frederick,MD,USA
The program, coordinated by the Workforce Development Board of Frederick County and Johns Hopkins University, was formed early this year to support the ...

Statement of US Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis On June 2009 ...

PR Newswire (press release) - New York,NY,USA
We have distributed $50 million for Youth Build programs to expand services to at-risk youth and our Summer Youth Employment program will help employ more ...

Way Station to provide job training for veterans

Frederick News Post (subscription) - Frederick,MD,USA
The Frederick -based nonprofit will receive $500000 to provide veterans with job training focusing on green jobs, and $299999 to assist homeless veterans in ...

Wake County Human Services gets $300k to provide veterans with job ...

Bizjournals.com - Charlotte,NC,USA
Wake County Human Services has won a grant worth nearly $300000 from the US Department of Labor to provide job training for homeless veterans. ...

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Tuition program announced (8)

Hey Johnstown - Johnstown,PA,USA
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College has announced a collaboration with the Southern Alleghenies Workforce Investment Board (SAWIB) to assist those ...

Stimulus funding training in Phila.

Bizjournals.com - Charlotte,NC,USA
The bulk of the funding, which will be administered by the Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board, will go toward training in high growth industries, ...

Stimulus funds training academies

Austin Herald - Austin,MN,USA
Workforce Development, Inc. and Riverland Community College are seeking to provide those opportunities by offering training in three career fields this ...

New apprenticeship Web site launched

Lincoln Journal Star - Lincoln,Nebraska,USA
By The Lincoln Journal Star Nebraska Workforce Development-Nebraska Department of Labor launched a new Web site featuring the Registered Apprenticeship ...

California Recovery Task Force Announces Recovery Act Grant Recipients

Imperial Valley News - Holtville,CA,USA
... 15 percent Discretionary Workforce Investment Act under the administrative authority of EDD, as directed by the Labor and Workforce Development Agency. ...

Grant money will help retrain displaced workers

Janesville Gazette - Janesville,WI,USA
"This is good news," said Bob Borremans, director of the Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board. The county applied for the National Emergency ...

Wisconsin gets $2.3M to help dislocated workers

Bizjournals.com - Charlotte,NC,USA
Services are being coordinated by the Department of Workforce Development and provided through the Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board. ...

Stimulus Money Puts Johnston County Teens To Work

MyNC.com - Raleigh,NC,USA
It gets the funding from the Capital Area Workforce Development Board, which received a $3.2 million federal grant to create about 800 jobs in Wake and ...

Training turns into paid jobs

Royal Oak Daily Tribune - Royal Oak,MI,USA
The federal funding will allow Oakland County Michigan Works to bring back the paid summer job training next year. "We'll have the program next year I'm ...

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Retooling the Work Force for a Green Economy

Area Development Online - Westbury,NY,USA
Green work force development will likely be a hot topic in the coming years, but experts say that many workers already have the skills to work in green ...

Owens receives grant to help unemployed workers

Toledo On The Move - Toledo,OH,USA
The Lucas County Workforce Development Agency has awarded Owens Community College a $1.9 million federal stimulus grant to provide short-cycle training and ...

Officials offer help on stimulus funds

Florida Today - Melbourne,FL,USA
The four-hour session at Florida Tech's Gleason Auditorium, sponsored by the Brevard Workforce Development Board and LEAD Brevard, opened with comments from ...

Program helps young people learn skills necessary to obtain and ...

Aiken Standard (subscription) - Aiken,SC,USA
... County and five other neighboring counties, submitted an application through its Workforce Development Board, said that division's director, Sam Jordan. ...

New ARC loan to aid cash-strapped businesses

Hollywood Gazette - Hollywood,FL,USA
Businesses looking to hire new employees may also find some economic relief from WorkForce One, part of the Broward WorkForce Development Board. ...

Stimulus Money Aids Summer Job Program

NBC 29 News - Charlottesville,VA,USA
The Office on Youth will continue to follow the summer job program teens for a year after their work is done. The office will offer job and life skills ...

St. Louis youth organizations land tax credits

Bizjournals.com - Charlotte,NC,USA
St. Louis Internship Program, $67886 for year-around programming to help at-risk youth land jobs by teaching them job skills, basic work readiness and ...