Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Cardin endorses Job Match project
Since opening its doors in September 2009, the Job Match Re-Employment Project has helped find new jobs for more than 150 unemployed people, a few of whom shared their success stories with U.S. Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin during a Friday morning meeting at the project’s Waldorf office.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Construction career collaborative wins national award
The Greater Cincinnati Construction Career Pathway Collaborative, an initiative to promote construction training and careers, was recognized nationally by the Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) with a Workforce Development Award.

Increased Demand Allows Workforce Development Center to Get Creative

Waukesha Patch
Center making use of federal and state programs to meet the needs of Waukesha County job seekers and employers
Finding jobs in this economy can be difficult but for the past year, the Workforce Development Center in Pewaukee has received extra help from the federal AmeriCorps VISTA program.

Friday, December 2, 2011

County program trains vets for green energy jobs

Hesperia Star
At 52 years old, Lennie Alvarez found himself out of a job and - without more education - unable to get hired in the field where he'd worked for decades. The recession had dumped him into a job market where certification was required to get hired, but going through a multi-year apprenticeship program at his age seemed unlikely.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Business Resource Team Rapid Response Prevents Lay-offs

Workforce Investment Board’s program aids employers and employees in crisis
The Business Resource Team immediately reached out to Team One Employment Specialists, LLC offering help through their Rapid Response program after receiving the WARN notice that 480 employees at a local manufacturing plant were to be laid off.

Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County Appoints Ten New Members

Board expands as it increases development and implementation of workforce programs to assist local employers and job seekers
Chair Josie Gonzales, County of San Bernardino Fifth District Supervisor, appointed At-Large Member Joseph Williams, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Youth Action Project (YAP). Williams has worked for the County of San Bernardino in the Department of Behavioral Health, the Workforce Development Department and the Sheriff’s Department. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Non Profit Executive Network and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Redlands.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Officials gather to recognize local services, celebrate Will County Mobile Workforce Center's new schedule

Trib Local New Lenox
The Mobile Workforce Center is a state of the art computer lab that travels to communities throughout Will County. Unveils First-Ever Veterans Talent Index

Bi-annual report reveals the unique skills current veteran job seekers possess and the business value they can bring to employers.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Microdyne Plastics Regains Strength with Efficiency Overhaul

The County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board's partnership with California Manufacturing Technology Consulting(R) (CMTC) helped a local manufacturer, Microdyne Plastics, create a more competitive pricing structure and identify cost savings to maintain profitability.

In-House Employee Development Program Creates Next Generation of Workers: Workforce Investment Board Helps Fund California Steel’s Craft Development Program

The County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board (WIB) has been an instrumental partner in helping local manufacturers such as California Steel Industries, Inc. (CSI) successfully graduate 34 electricians and 17 mechanics from its craft development program.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Good, healthy jobs

The Times Leader
WILKES-BARRE -- With the unemployment rate in Luzerne County hovering near 10 percent, area education institutions are reaching out with training programs in high-growth sectors for workers who have lost jobs.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Program aims for jobs in growing industry

Laney Tower Online
Medical Device Engineering's pilot takes off
After being laid off, Sunita Verma had to decide where to focus her hunt for a new job. Describing the experience, she said, "I opened a deck of cards again and (had) to make the decision, which card am I going to pick? Is it a winning ace or a loser's card?"

Thursday, October 27, 2011

One-Stop Career Centers add to local workforce

Monmouth County’s Workforce Investment Board (WIB) members, the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Division of Employment and Training staff, and community partners highlighted the accomplishments and challenges of 13 One-Stop Career Center alumni at a ceremony held at the Sheraton Eatontown today.

57 Jobs Open For Repairing Santa Cruz Tsunami Damage
Help for the Santa Cruz coastline to recover from the tsunami has arrived via a federal grant for Santa Cruz County. The Workforce Investment Board of Santa Cruz County has received a National Emergency Grant to hire 57 workers to help repair tsunami damage.

Job Fair searching for 150 people to fill customer contact center jobs in Halifax

Gazette Virginian
The Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) One-Stop in South Boston will be sponsoring a Job Fair starting Monday at 9 a.m. and continue until 7 p.m. at Riverstone Centre.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Thirteen Milwaukee youth graduate from Growing Power’s food systems specialist job training program
Growing Power and the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board proudly announces the graduation of 13 young people who recently completed twelve months Growing Power’s “Food Systems Specialist” 12 month job training program.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

San Bernardino County WIB – Job Retraining Grant

The Press-Enterprise
San Bernardino County is looking for 200 unemployed residents who will be placed in a federally funded program to learn new job skills while they work, according to a county statement...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Op-Ed from Member of San Bernardino County WIB

The Sun

The Workforce Investment Improvement Act, known in the House of Representatives as H.R. 4271, is modeled after the successful San Bernardino County workforce program. The bill should move quickly through Congress as it is good for business and provides the vital resources necessary to bolster employers and stimulate an economic resurgence...

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Two Tulare County Agencies Outline Jobless Efforts

Visalia Times-Delta
Two Tulare County organizations each recently received separate infusions of federal money for jobs.

Monday, June 27, 2011

US Rep. Hinojosa: More money needed for adult education

If Congress approves Hinojosa's bill, Workforce Solutions in the Rio Grande Valley expects to play a central role in implementing the congressman's initiatives. “There isn't enough attention given to the adult education system,” said Bonnie Gonzalez, ...

Friday, June 24, 2011

Chris Hart IV: Florida a top performer in workforce training

Gainesville Sun
Chris Hart IV is President and CEO of Workforce Florida Inc., the statewide workforce investment board led by business and government leaders and charged with policy and oversight for Florida's workforce system.

Senator Kay Hagan introduces AMERICA Works Act

Asheville Citizen-Times
This no-cost legislation, which is supported by the National Association of Manufacturers, incentivizes existing federal job training programs to implement the new, industry-recognized credential system. These existing programs are included under the ...

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Prudential awards $3.4 million in grants for economic, education and youth ...

MarketWatch (press release)
To support national economic development activities, the board approved $750000 over three years to Jobs for the Future for the National Fund for Workforce Solutions initiative, a collaborative of national and local funders. The organization invests in ...

W.Va. to receive $160000 for job training programs

Greenfield Daily Reporter
Unemployed West Virginians will have access to additional job training programs under a federal grant. US Sen. Jay Rockefeller says the US Labor Department has allocated $160000 to existing career centers in the state. Rockefeller says the grant is ...

6/22 Business briefs: State earns kudos for training

Bradenton Herald
As the statewide workforce investment board for Florida, Workforce Florida works on getting unemployed Floridians back to work and fostering economic growth through talent development. The state has 24 regional workforce boards that direct nearly 100 ...

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

White House Council calls for training to fill 2M jobs, cut red tape
... jobs in the US, in part because employers can't find workers with the advanced manufacturing skills they need. The private sector must quickly form partnerships with community colleges, vocational schools and others to match career training with ...

Monday, June 13, 2011

Riverside County gets state funds for veterans' job training

The Desert Sun
Riverside County's Economic Development Agency will be getting a $465000 slice of almost $6 million in new state funds to help veterans from the Middle East wars transition into the civilian job market. The county EDA is one of 13 agencies splitting a ...

Jeanne Shaheen - United States Senator for New Hampshire

The Shaheen-Cochran measure is also supported by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB), CLASP, National Skills ...

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Hype Aside, 'Green Jobs' Are for Real—And Growing
More than $500 million of stimulus money for education is targeted for green job training. In response, community colleges, vocational schools, universities, labor unions and nonprofits are gearing up to meet the challenge of training students for ...

Labor Department grants to provide vets' job training

Capital Flyer
by Donna Miles, American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON -- As part of an interagency effort to support America's veterans, the Labor Department announced $37 million in grants to provide job training for about 21000 veterans, many of them homeless or ...

NoVa job training program a roaring success

Washington Post (blog)
By Tom Jackman Recent graduates of Training Futures, a job training program that has a great record of placing participants in higher paying jobs and giving them college credit. (Graham Marsden - Northern Virginia Family Services) Out of an office in ...

Monday, June 6, 2011

Indiana receives $500000 federal grant to help veterans find "green" jobs

Greenfield Daily Reporter
AP The $500000 grant to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development was one of 22 grants totaling $9 million around the nation announced this past week by the US Department of Labor. The Labor Department says the grants are part of the Veterans

Job seekers find area fairs serious work

San Bernardino Sun
Last year, the San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board hosted 10 job fairs and 41 recruitments, which attracted 25000 job seekers. Employers who had the most success with job fairs worked closely with our Business Services Team prior to the event.

Veterans program wins federal funds
By Reporter Staff Swords to Plowshares in Solano and Contra Costa counties will receive $700000 in federal funding to continue its innovative job training programs for veterans in the Bay Area. The funding is part of $28 million in grants awarded ...


RealEstateRama (press release)
The center, which provides transitional housing and job training to homeless veterans in Suffolk and Nassau County, will use the money to fund outreach efforts to homeless veterans at other shelters in Long Island, as well as efforts to connect these ...

Kaiser lauds first class of graduates from its Pathways to LVN Program

Fontana Herald-News
In January of last year, the Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center partnered with the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board and Chaffey Community College to start the first Pathways to LVN Program in San Bernardino County. ...

UH Maui To Get $4.3 Million

Honolulu Civil Beat
The University of Hawaii's Maui College will receive $4.3 million to help continue job training and workforce development, thanks to a federal earmark requested by Sen. Daniel K. Inouye. UH-Maui College provides a variety of job training and ...

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

These Fort Worth high school graduates are ready for the workforce

Fort Worth Star Telegram
For young people starting out in a job, it can be tough at first to make the transition from student to employee, said Jide Obasa, Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County's youth services manager. The youth work centers provide job leads and referrals ...

Thursday, May 26, 2011

MIssouri Career Center Deploys Mobile Unit
11:00 pm Archie's, 1817 E. Grand St., 864-4109: Blues Down Under Concert Series Girls with Guitars, 9 pm- 11:00 pm The Missouri Career Center's Mobile Unit was deployed to Joplin, Wednesday to assist the Workforce Investment Board of Southwest ...

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sonoma County BEST program to get $300000 from county

North Bay Business Journal
“What I think BEST will complement efforts between the Economic Development Board and the Workforce Investment Board — getting individual back into jobs created by the BEST program,” Supervisor McGuire said. Supervisor Valerie Brown voted against the ...

Monday, May 23, 2011

Maryland looks to reintroduce apprenticeships

Baltimore Sun
Such on-the-job training was once the dominant method of producing skilled workers — from artisans to attorneys to physicians. But its role in the United States shrank as industrialization revolutionized work and the importance of universities grew. ...

WCCC grads ready to drill

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Twelve active National Guardsmen completed the three-week program Friday in which they received training in the burgeoning Marcellus shale drilling industry. WCCC is a hub for Marcellus ShaleNET, a $4.9 million community-based, job training grant from ...

Barre, Burlington Youth Build programs to receive $1M for youth job training
The grant is part of nearly $76 million in funding for YouthBuild programs that provide training to young people throughout the nation. The over $1 million in funding to Vermont will go to ReSOURCE, a non-profit located in Burlington, to implement a ...

Workforce agency launches reorganization amid budget cuts

Part of the restructuring calls for Workforce to take over management of the One-Stop system, which until now has been contracted to the Withlacoochee Workforce Development Authority. Skinner said he hopes to hire front-line employees who work with the ...

PET Project announces annual grant

Salina Journal
The Greater Salina Community Foundation's 2011 PET Project grant, worth $5000, as been awarded to Project SEARCH Salina — a program that provides on-the-job training, job coaching and academic training with local employers for young adults with ...

2 W.Va. agencies awarded $1.7M in grants for job-training programs for younger ...

The Republic
The US Department of Labor has awarded $1.7 million in grants to two West Virginia agencies for job training programs for young people. The grants include nearly $1 million for the Southern Appalachian Labor School in Kincaid and $704000 for the West ...

New website provides local job seekers, employers with hiring trends

Victorville Daily Press
... from a labor market survey of more than 3300 employers in Riverside and San Bernardino counties, the largest employer survey ever conducted in the Inland Empire, according to a press release by the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board. ...

First Black NASCAR Owner To Promote Science Jobs To Youth

News One
If we are to reverse this trend, and develop a solution for the double-digit employment that continues to plague our community, promoting STEM careers among our youth is an important goal. Sam Belnavis is taking the helm of the NASCAR STEM Initiative ...

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Transportation companies donate $1.3M
A consortium of transportation companies concerned about work force development have collectively awarded a $1.3 million grant to high schools in the communities they serve. The five-year grant will allow for expansion of Advanced Placement math and ...

WorkPlace Inc. receives $85000 from JPMorgan Chase Foundation

Stamford Times
The WorkPlace Inc., Southwestern Connecticut's Regional Workforce Development Board, received an $85000 grant from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation to support ...

DOL Summer Initiative Endeavors to Hire 100000 Youth

Washington Informer
... to make a commitment to [create] summer job programs in their areas,"Solis said. "Bring the right people to the table and you'd be amazed by what you can accomplish." Labor records have shown that youth employment normally peaks in July. ...

Monday, May 16, 2011

US Senate Democrats: Renew job training program

The Associated Press
Extension of the TAA, which last year helped more than 200000 workers with job training and income support, "should have preceded these three trade agreements," said Sen. Ben Cardin, a Democrat. Republicans in the past have generally been supportive of ...

Bill would provide job training to veterans
By Rob Hotakainen WASHINGTON – For the first time, US troops would be required to enroll in a federal job-training program before they're allowed to leave the military under a bill introduced Wednesday in the Senate. Sen, Patty Murray, D-Wash.,

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Bill would require US troops to receive job training before leaving military

Washington Post
Legislation to be introduced in Congress on Wednesday would require all US service members to undergo job-skills training before leaving the military, a measure that supporters say is aimed at cutting the high unemployment rate among veterans of the ...

JAMBA INC : Jamba Juice Answers the Call and Joins National Summer Jobs Initiative

4-traders (press release)
Launched in April, the Jobs Initiative was designed to address summer youth unemployment by engaging business leaders, local elected officials, and non-profit organizations from around the country, in a show of partnership between public and private ...

Monday, May 9, 2011

Job in a Box to be unveiled Tuesday

Visalia Times-Delta
Officials with the Tulare County Library and the county Workforce Investment Board will unveil its two new book dispensers for job seekers Tuesday at Employment Connection offices in Visalia and Dinuba. Both “Job in a Box” mechanical dispensers will be ...

6 NH companies to receive job-training grants

Boston Herald
By AP CONCORD, NH — Six New Hampshire companies have received job training grants totaling more than $325000 to help train over 330 workers. The Job Training Fund distributes up to $2 million annually in matching grants to allow companies to train new ...

State Agencies Recognize 11 Pennsylvanians for Workforce Success

PR Newswire (press release)
Hearthway was represented at the awards ceremony by Daniel Kuba, acting director of Labor & Industry's Bureau of Workforce Development Partnership. "The Department of Aging recognizes the experience and expertise of older workers who enter the ...

$800000 grant to help Flint-area teens get jobs

The money is going to the 2011 Summer Youth Initiative. The effort helps nonprofits and others pay to hire teens. Jobs range from work as camp counselors to clerical positions. Last year, the program had about 500 participants.

Success at Work: UC San Diego Study Reveals Top Three Factors for Job Seekers

PR Newswire (press release)
Surprisingly, many job seekers are unable to produce direct evidence of these three factors." Factor #1: Employers want proof that a prospect had the necessary knowledge, training, and experience to perform the job or, at least, to learn how to perform ...

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

'Summer of Opportunity' begins

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
RochesterWorks For Youth and the city of Rochester are joining forces again this year to encourage local businesses to hire young people for summer jobs. The Summer of Opportunity initiative, using the slogan "Hire me Rochester!

Monday, May 2, 2011

HealthTECH Workforce Forum Coming to University of Connecticut, Stamford ...

PR Web (press release)
Joseph Carbone, President & CEO of The WorkPlace, Inc., Southwestern Connecticut's Regional Workforce Investment Board (WIB) stated, “The upcoming Healthcare Technology Workforce Forum will be an effective tool to support the preparation of a qualified ...

Award-winning kindergarten teacher gets it just right

Chicago Sun-Times
She grew up in Englewood wanting to be a teacher, inspired by an opportunity after eighth grade to work as a teacher's aide through the city's summer youth jobs program, only to be discouraged by family elders who considered the teaching profession too ...

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Eastern Maine Development Corporation Unveils New Model

The model merges economic development with workforce development. Senator Susan Collins was on hand to learn more about it. The agency says it's tested the model on about fifty companies. "What we've designed here is a system which now really marries ...

ManpowerGroup Evolution to Innovative Workforce Solutions Company Strikes Chord

PR Newswire (press release)
MILWAUKEE, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ManpowerGroup™, (NYSE: MAN), the world leader in innovative workforce solutions, says the evolution of its brand from Manpower Inc. to ManpowerGroup in order to help clients navigate the new complexity and ...

Special Urban Garden Project to Provide Jobs for North Mpls. Youth
The University of Minnesota is set to help kick off a special urban garden project that will provide food and science lessons along with summer jobs for North Minneapolis' Jordan neighborhood youth. The university says the newly expanded garden at Oak

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Critical Moment to Connect Latino Youth to School and Jobs, Report Says

Youth Today
Latino youth are 34 percent of all US residents under 18, according to the report called “Plugged In,” and 28 percent of Latinos between 16 and 24 never finish high school. Meanwhile, the report states, more than 70 percent of jobs will require more ...

San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board Helps Small Business Start-Up

Send2Press Newswire (press release)
Business service representatives from the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board immediately stepped in to post Metroll's job openings on and also assisted Patel in obtaining the necessary approvals and permits to get Metroll

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Funding restored for summer youth jobs program

Glens Falls Post-Star
Dozens of local kids will have jobs this summer thanks to a state restoration of funding to youth employment programs that are run each year by local counties. Warren County put 40 kids to work last summer while Washington County funded 19 jobs; ...

Monday, April 18, 2011

$4 Million Boost To Support Dislocated Workers

Ashland Current
According to Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Secretary Manny Perez, more than 2580 dislocated workers affected by multiple layoffs and plant closures throughout the state, primarily in the manufacturing sector will benefit from this ...

Massachusetts State Leaders Tour Special Training Program for Veterans

PR Newswire (press release)
"Recognizing the sacrifice of our military service men and women, it is our responsibility to provide veterans with job training and other services upon their return home. We applaud MassMEP for providing veterans with the right resources, ...

South Florida Workforce Kicks Off Young Adult Summer Employment Program

PRLog.Org (press release)
By providing job opportunities, we not only improve the local economy, but more importantly we provide career exposure to our future workforce,” said Rick Beasley, executive director for South Florida Workforce Investment Board.

Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board/SWPA Bots IQ Are Coming to ...

The Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board (TRWIB) and SWPA Bots IQ are coming to Westmoreland Community College to help local youth choose their career path as part of Imagine! Career Week…And robots will be involved! Imagine! ...

Los Angeles Workforce Investment Board Recognizes Top Performing Jobs Centers (press release)
"In 2009-2010, because of the City's high unemployment rate and overwhelming demand, our workforce development system set a record for providing assistance to job seekers and youth customers. Our 17 Four Star award level WorkSource and OneSource

State joins worker-training program

Charleston Regional Business
South Carolina has joined eight other states in a Center for Energy Workforce Development initiative funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to train low-income young adults for careers in the energy industry. South Carolina is entering the Get ...

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis Pushes Youth Summer Jobs

Hispanically Speaking News
US Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis announced a new website aimed at helping young Americans aged 16 to 24 to obtain summer jobs. The website is Historically, the month of July is when youth employment peaks. ...

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

N.J. Department of Labor launches to connect jobless with ...
The state Department of Labor and Workforce Development Tuesday launched “,†a website that attempts to more quickly link New Jersey’s over 390000 jobless with potential employers. Officials describe the site as a virtual ...

April is 'Workforce Development Month' in city and state

The city of Santa Clarita has joined forces with WorkSource California to launch Workforce Development Month, an outreach and educational campaign happening during the month of April. As one of the 17 California Centers connected to the campaign, ...

Charitable grants of $7.9 million awarded to nonprofits by Naples ...

Gulf Coast Business Review
Grants awarded to eight organizations, including the Boys & Girls Club, the Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board and St. Matt's, fund out-of-school ...

Workforce Story

Video - CBS News Los Angeles
One Job Training Center at Risk of Funding Cuts...

UCSF Job Training Program Transforms Lives

UCSF Today
After a two week assessment process, the applicants spend 10 weeks completing hard and soft skill training which includes computer classes, interview techniques and basic job training. They also receive regular training seminars during placement and

Monday, April 11, 2011


He is currently the Workforce Improvement Director for Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County, Tarrant County Texas Workforce Development Board. ...

$50M for job training

Columbus Dispatch
The 2009 constitutional amendment that allowed casino gambling required a one-time payment from each licensed casino operator of $50 million for job training. Kasich, who unveiled the program after touring the specialty paper-maker

Food workers graduate

Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
The program is funded by grants obtained by the Luzerne/Schuylkill Workforce Investment Board while the course is administered by the local Penn State campuses. Lucyann Vierling, the executive director of that board, said the program acts as a

State receives $4 million grant to help job seekers

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The federal agency awarded the funds to the state Department of Workforce Development under a program called Trade Adjustment Assistance, which helps eligible workers who lost their jobs because a company moved operations to another nation, ...

Friday, April 8, 2011

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities - Capitol Forum ...

Ron Painter of the National Association of Workforce Boards discussed opportunities for collaboration between HACU and workforce development efforts. ...

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Labor secretary focuses on training

Worcester Telegram
Joanne F. Goldstein, a former labor lawyer who is secretary for Labor and Workforce Development in Massachusetts, said this morning students need more education and specific training to meet the requirements of today's businesses and to contribute to ...

Monday, April 4, 2011

Federal workforce program in danger of losing funding

Middletown Journal
By Ed Richter, Staff Writer 8:27 PM Saturday, April 2, 2011 LEBANON — After being unemployed for more than a year, Dale Miller said if it wasn't for a federal workforce development program that allowed him to gain new skills, he'd probably still be

WIA cuts could hurt, but JWCC's Workforce Development Center here to stay

Quincy Herald Whig
The US House of Representatives cut funding in February for work force development and job training under the Workforce Investment Act with approval of an appropriations bill. Huge budget deficits, coupled with lawmakers looking for all possible saving

Federal training cuts have long-term cost

Livingston Daily
As a local business owner and chair of the Livingston County Workforce Development Council, I am writing to oppose recent action taken by the US House of Representatives to eliminate all funding for local work-force programs. The House recently passed ...

Federal Grant Lays Foundation for New Job Retraining

Friday, Apr 1, 2011
Construction worker Miguel Vazquez talks with his son. He spent two years unemployed before a federally funded program helped him get back to work.
More than two years of unemployment have ended for Miguel Vazquez, a 39-year-old construction worker, thanks to a federally funded training program that enabled him to learn new green building techniques.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Exciting American Youth About Manufacturing

Aerospace jobs of all types are among the best-paid (software engineers in the aerospace industry command more than $44 an hour). And just about every study that has been done about aerospace employment in the next 20 years indicates the US will have a ...
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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Southern California Workforce Boards Celebrate Workforce Development Month

Job seekers and businesses get access to employment and job training resources

LOS ANGELES, March 30, 2011 -- In the midst of proposed major cuts to federally-funded Workforce Investment Act (WIA) employment and job training programs, the L.A. County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) is launching the first Southern California Workforce Development Month in April 2011. Joining in this inaugural effort are 15 other WIBs in the region, along with the Greater L.A. Chamber of Commerce. Together they will promote Southern California's workforce development system and One-Stop Career Centers through targeted job seeker and business events and resources. The L.A. County Board of Supervisors have been asked to proclaim April 2011 as Workforce Development Month and to urge all 88 cities in L.A. County, as well as local elected officials in all of Southern California, to join the cause.

Riverside County Workforce Investment Board


State boosting 'green' technology
The Franklin-based Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board, led by executive director John Beauregard, is offering local employers in green industries up to $135000 in matching grants over the next two years to train their workers in innovative ...

Program aims to develop a new generation of workers

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The number of jobs for computer-controlled machine tool operators for metal and plastic in Wisconsin is expected to grow 4.05% through 2018, according to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. "There's a lot of future in manufacturing in ...

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Workforce board looking to bolster local 'green' companies

Norwich Bulletin
By JAMES MOSHER The Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board has received a $135000 grant from the US Department of Labor and has assembled a team to fund “green” companies. The board's grant is part of a $3.3 million award made to Connecticut. ...

Workforce Day of Action to restore Workforce Investment Act ...

The following is an excert from the press release issued by the National Association of Workforce boardsNAWB. WASHINGTON Feb 25 2011PRNewswire As the debate ...

Mayor Landrieu unveils summer opportunities for NO youth

Louisiana Weekly
“Our best tool in improving our economy and reducing crime is by investing in activities for our youth which is why we doubled funding for recreation in 2011 and have completely revamped the summer jobs program. We now have opportunities for youth ages ...

Monday, March 28, 2011

Guest column: It's wrong time to cut US job-training funds
Michael Conner is Vice President of Human Resources for Frisch's Restaurants, Inc. and chairman of the Southwest Ohio Region Workforce Investment Board. The Fiscal Year 2011 Continuing Resolution passed by the US House of Representatives on Feb. ...

Mike Moore Talks to Monster at NAWB Forum 2011 - Vus TV

Economic and Community Development Director of Thief River Falls, Minn. talks about hiring issues at NAWB Forum 2011.

Baltimore is making strides in work force development

Baltimore Sun
Today has been designated as a national Workforce Day of Action. ... United States Conference of Mayors and the National Association of Workforce Boards ...

Employment Board Funding on the Chopping Block

A main sponsor of the advocacy day is the National Association of Workforce Boards based in Washington DC, their CEO, Ron Painter is working with lobbyists ...

Northwest Georgia gets $1M grant to defray job training costs of long-term ...

The Republic
Georgia State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said the funds will help both the unemployed and their new employers. He said many workers who have lost a job will require on-the-job training to get new positions.

Friday, March 25, 2011

HUD awards job training grants

(WTVA) _ The US Housing and Urban Development Southeast office has announced grants to public housing agencies to provide education and job training to low-income families. The grants will allow the agencies to work with schools, businesses, ...

JOB1, NORDC and Partner Agencies Revamp Programming Including New Focus on Teens

“Our best tool in improving our economy and reducing crime is by investing in activities for our youth which is why we doubled funding for recreation in 2011 and have completely revamped the summer jobs program. We now have opportunities for youth ages ...

DTE Energy Foundation and City Connect Detroit Partner to Provide 333 Summer ... (press release)
The DTE Energy Foundation announced today plans to fund and support 333 summer jobs for youth in Metropolitan Detroit at the second annual Youth Employment Summit, hosted by City Connect Detroit. With the creation of job opportunities for young people ...

Thursday, March 24, 2011

NW Ga. jobs program gets $1M grant
The Northwest Georgia Workforce Investment Board will get a $1 million grant to assist workers without jobs for at least 16 weeks, according to the Calhoun Times. The grant, from the US Department of Labor, will reimburse training costs to employers ...

TN to provide $8.4M to help autoworkers with job retraining

The Tennessean
Bill Haslam and the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced on Wednesday an additional $8.4 million to aid General Motors workers and others with retraining amid cuts in the automotive industry. In addition to former General

Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County Supports Employers with ...

Send2Press Newswire (press release)
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., March 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board, through a partnership with the California Employers Association, has helped more than 100 businesses with no cost human resources consulting

Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board: To speak to the impact ...
WHO: Don Sykes, CEO of MAWIB; Francisco Sanchez, president of WOW Workforce Development Board; representatives from Congresswoman Gwen Moore and Senator ...

Youth Summer Jobs Available thanks to Partnership

DETROIT (WXYZ) - If you're a young person looking for a job this summer, read on! The Second Annual Youth Employment Summit is hoping to find employment for 333 young people in the greater Detroit area this summer. Thanks to the support of the DTE ...

NW Ga WIB Gets $1 Million Grant

Coosa Valley News
The Northwest Georgia Workforce Investment Board (WIB) has received a $1092930 training grant from the US Department of Labor. The grant provides reimbursement of training costs to employers who hire long-term unemployed job seekers in 15 Northwest ...

Digital Divide Data Receives $895000 Grant from Rockefeller Foundation to ...

San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
This funding will enable DDD to invest in an information technology services business that will train and employ 300 youth from slum areas in Nairobi. The grant is part of the Rockefeller Foundation's work, "Poverty Reduction through Information and ...

“A Workforce Day of Action” Thursday, March 24th, 2011 - CNN iReport

... Jobs For the Future, The National Association of Workforce Boards, National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP), The National ...

Monday, March 21, 2011

University of North Florida Awarded Two $500000 Contracts By Workforce Florida ...

Weekly Challenger
Workforce Florida the statewide workforce investment board led by business and government leaders and charged with overseeing Florida's workforce system, which includes the Agency for Workforce Innovation and 24 Regional Workforce Boards. ...

U.S. Secretary of Education confirms attendance at Capitol ...

... CA; Ron Painter, National Association of Workforce Boards; Dr. Richard Fry, Pew Hispanic Center; Dr. Gabriela D. Lemus, U.S. Department of Labor; ...

US Fish and Wildlife summer youth jobs announced

Summit Daily News
By Janice Kurbjun Youth participating in summer work on wildlife refuges or other public lands say they had fun, learned a lot and some experienced a dramatic cultural shift and understanding of the natural environment through their work. ...

Thursday, March 17, 2011

YouTube - SXSW 2011: Monster with Brent McCombs, Waste Management

Added to queue Lorenzo Reyes Talks to Monster at NAWB Forum 2011by MonsterVideoVault40 views • Thumbnail 1:40. Add to. Added to queue SXSW 2011: Monster ...

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Continuing Education Program Approved to Offer Workforce Investment Act Services

U.S. News University
According to a press release, the State of California Employment Development Department (EDD) and the Orange County Workforce Investment Board (OCWIB) recently approved UC Irvine Extension as a provider of WIA training services.

Sparks Tribune - Nevada House budget bill would suspend job funds

A report by the National Association of Workforce Boards said in the last fiscal year, more than 8800 people were served through the Nevada programs, ...

2011 National Business Leader Summit on Early Childhood Investment

Monday, March 14, 2011

US Department of Labor provides funding to assist about 400 dislocated ...

“This grant will make available the services they need to re-enter the workforce.” Awarded to the Massachusetts Department of Workforce Development, this grant will be operated by the Merrimack Valley Workforce Investment Board. ...

Nevada House budget bill would suspend funds for state job ...

The Republic
A report by the National Association of Workforce Boards said in the last fiscal year, more than 8800 people were served through the Nevada programs, ...

Groups: Millions of U.S. Children Would be Harmed by Proposed House Continuing ...

PR Newswire (press release)
Reducing the deficit and balancing the budget must not be done by stunting the future earning potential and economic opportunities of today's vulnerable youth. To shut them out of access to jobs, work experience, and educational activities is ...

Federal cuts may spell disaster for local job training programs

Freeport Journal-Standard
By Travis Morse A federal budget proposal to eliminate funding for Workforce Investment Boards would have a disastrous effect on many of the important job training and education programs offered in this region, said Janet Vrtol, manager of the Local ...

Sen. Fontana Discusses Workforce Development
This week, the focus is on the second component – workforce development. A recent report from the US Department of Education found that only 20% of our current workforce holds the skills that 60% of our 2oth century economy requires. ...

WorkForce Solutions GED Program Helping Local Residents | KVEO ...

"We as a Workforce board in Lower Rio have been preparing for this for a few years now," said Bonnie Gonzalez, Workforce Solutions LRGV CEO. ...

Ruidoso Free Press - Funding cuts threaten workforce development

Members of the Eastern Area Workforce Development Board are fighting against the proposed $3.6 billion in WIA funding termination and a $175 million ...

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

NLC Report: Greater Collaboration Needed Between Local Workforce Investment ...

PR Newswire (press release)
Specifically, greater collaboration is needed between local workforce boards and local elected officials in ensuring a productive and effective workforce development system. The report, State of America's Cities: Special Section on Workforce ...

MY TAKE — Federal budget is not just for “everyone else”
Sara Hambley chairs the Ottawa County Workforce Development Board. Sherry Miller chairs the Ottawa County Community Action Agency Advisory Board.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Interactive tool designed to help Minnesota job seekers pursue careers in energy

Alexandria Echo Press
Minnesotans hoping to find a job in the fast-growing energy sector no longer have to search multiple websites to figure out where to go for training. Minnesotans hoping to find a job in the fast-growing energy sector no longer have to search multiple ...

No Adult Left Behind Bill discussed in Raleigh
According to Section 4 of the bill it would allocate five million dollars ( 5000000) from the General fund to the Comission on Workforce Development to implement this initiative. Furthermore, in Section 3.a of the bill it focuses on explaining that its ...

CT learning the real definition of a “green job''

Hartford Business
“We are trying to train people for jobs that don't exist yet and to work on technology that doesn't exist yet,” said Tim Murney, green jobs coordinator for the Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board. While the state agencies have tried to find ...

Friday, March 4, 2011

Officials attend workforce excellence forum

Central Lakes College administrators and Rural Minnesota Concentrated Employment Program officials attended the Feb. 5-8 National Association of Workforce Boards Forum in Washington, D.C.

A better DC summer jobs program

Washington Post
IT'S BEEN SOMETHING of an annual ritual in the District to hear horror stories about the city-run summer work program for youth. Program participants who worked didn't get paid, while others got money for not doing a lick of work. ...

Danville leaders push to save work force program
Laurie Moran, chair of the National Association of Workforce Boards and president of the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce, quickly arranged ...

Job training in crossfire of deficit battles

Atlanta Journal Constitution
Mullins hopes her fortunes turn with the help of a federal job-training program that proponents say leads to full-time work for three of every four participants. She is wrapping up five months of computer training. IT is one of the state's hottest ...

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Students at Technical Employment Training band together for special class project: designing and building a prosthetic leg for their classmate

by Roderick Kinnison
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (CitizenWire) — Members of the first graduating class of Technical Employment Training, Inc. (TET) were unable to accept their diploma because they were already busy at their new jobs, reports the Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Big Bend agency gets $1 million for youth job training

Tallahassee Democrat (blog)
Of the $30696643 awarded, the Big Bend Jobs and Education Council in Tallahassee received $1047235. The money is to help prepare out-of-school youth for careers through hands-on construction training and completion of high school.

Pilot program helps troubled youth find jobs

GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- The tools in Warren Helgeson's class at the Rogue Valley Correctional Facility build more than chairs and stools. They build futures. "They go through school and get into programs like mine," Helgeson said. ...

Mark Group Hosts U.S. Secretary of Labor

PR Newswire (press release)
Mark Group has worked closely with the Philadelphia Workforce Development Corporation to hire the company's workforce. "We expect to increase our hiring exponentially as we expand our reach, regionally and nationally." Bartos also discussed Mark ...

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board’s On-The-Job Training Program Relieves Welfare Rolls

Through government and business partnerships in San Bernardino County, training programs are helping reduce the number of people on welfare, develop their skills and stimulate businesses growth in spite of a tough economy. The County of San Bernardino Board of Supervisors knows that assisting businesses during these tough times is the key to our local economic recovery and uses funding received through the Workforce Investment Act to provide this assistance.

Moran elected chair of National Association of Workforce Boards
By GoDanRiver Staff WASHINGTON — Laurie S. Moran, president of the Danville ... was elected chair of the National Association of Workforce Boards at its ...

Friday, February 25, 2011

National Association of Workforce Boards Launches Online Platform ...

SYS-CON Media, NJ, The world's leading i-technology media company on breaking technology news.

Mass. Teens Rally For Jobs At State House

By The WBUR Newsroom BOSTON — Hundreds of teenagers converged on Beacon Hill Thursday afternoon to urge lawmakers to keep funding for youth jobs in the budget. The teens marched from Copley Square to the State House. There, they heard from Gov. ...

Young Entrepreneurs to Inspire Students to Create Their Own Jobs

The Lincoln Tribune
CONCORD – On Friday, on February 25, Centralina Workforce Development Board will bring the Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour to Concord to inspire youth and young adults to create their own path during one of the worst economic downturns in 80 years. ...

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, Workforce Investment Board and ...

Marketwire (press release)
SAN BERNARDINO, CA--(Marketwire - February 22, 2011) - Continuing its support of young people facing obstacles to employment, the County of San Bernardino's Workforce Investment Board, whose members are appointed by the County's Board of Supervisors, ...

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Departments of Workforce Services and Employment merge

February 18, 2011

CHEYENNE - Today, Governor Matt Mead signed into law Senate File 120, which officially re-organizes the Department of Workforce Services and the Department of Employment into one agency.

WIA-funded training programs a lifeline in economic crisis

San Bernardino Sun
The Workforce Investment Board is working daily using federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) funding to create solutions and opportunities to combat this problem. WIA funding is making an impact in our county, and these programs are providing a ...

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Workforce Investment Board honors 23
Twenty-three individuals and two companies from Greater Cincinnati were honored by the Southwest Ohio Region Workforce Investment Board recently for their contributions and leadership in workforce development. The workforce board is a non-profit ...

Proposed cuts could close work force centers
Moran, who was recently elected chair of the National Association of Workforce Boards, said there are still several steps before the federal budget is set ...

VIDEO: Northwest Minn. Town has an Unusual Problem: Recruiting for ...

By monsterunleashed
We continued the NAWB Forum 2011 conversation about hiring around the country by jumping from a discussion about high unemployment in Macon, Ala., to Thief River Falls, Minn. Mike Moore, the Economic and Community Development Director ...

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The promise of green jobs

Ct Post
Funded by a $4 million federal grant, Workplace Inc., Southwestern Connecticut's Regional Workforce Development Board, started enrolling students like Cirillo into its Green-Up Bridgeport program in February 2010. The program introduces students to ...

Obama's 2012 Budget and Youth: A Breakdown

Youth Today
There is a $100 million set-aside for Second Chance Act funding, which goes in part to helping juvenile offenders connect to school and/or jobs upon release from juvenile and adult facilities. Proposed appropriations for youth employment and training

Workplace issues: DOL 2012 budget request Q & A session
Q. Is there any funding for a summer jobs program for youth? A. The budget does not include additional money for a standalone summer youth program. ...

Monday, February 14, 2011

Urge Congress to Fund Summer Jobs for Youth NOW! |

Last year's economic stimulus package included $2.1 billion for summer youth jobs. These funds provided summer jobs and, in some cases, jobs outside...

Laura Gilbert: Job training for Americans not a priority for Congress (blog)
Yesterday the House Appropriations Committee announced $2 billion in job training cuts for Fiscal Year 2011. Wow. Let me see if I understand.

Kentucky awarded $4.8 million for laid-off workers

Lexington Herald Leader
The grant announced Wednesday will go to the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet through regional agencies. Initially, $3.5 million will be ...

Polzella At 5th New England Workforce Conference

Hartford Courant
In addition to the panel, the conference will feature Ron Painter, Executive Director of the National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB), Bridget Brown, ...

Local Young Entrepreneurs to Inspire Students to Create Their Own Jobs

The Lincoln Tribune
Concord, NC – On February 25, Centralina Workforce Development Board will bring the Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour to Concord to inspire youth and young ...

BuzzBee Wins 2011 Better Workplace Award for Excellence in Job Training and ...

PR Web (press release)
BuzzBee's unique approach to staff development and focus on creating an environment of opportunity allows it to shine as a leader in the Job Training and ...

Training Is Key in Seeking Partners for Summer Jobs Programs

Youth Today
At the National Association of Workforce Boards meeting in Washington this week, new strategies for summer jobs program sustainability was the focus of a ...

Workforce Development Board Focuses on Literacy in February ...

The Guilford County Workforce Development Board has partnered with six other workforce development boards across the region to promote literacy awareness ...

Walmart Foundation and Goodwill Assist Single Mothers

PR Newswire (press release)
The funding has already assisted single mothers with job training and placement at select locations. In addition to job training and placement, ...

Chevron, Casa de Amigos team to start job training program

My West Texas
Casa received a $140000 grant form Chevron for the Take2 Job Skills Training Program. Cindeka Nealy/Reporter-Telegram Posted: Monday, February 7, ...
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Abilities Center gets grant

Gloucester County Times -
... opportunities for people with disabilities, has been awarded a $22000 New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development Training Grant. ...

Guyton receives Gadsden State service award

Gadsden Times
He is best known for helping implement such programs as the Save Our Neighborhood Program, the recycling program and the Workforce Development Partnership. ...

7 NH companies receiving training grants

Boston Globe
The job training program grants bring the total amount awarded since late 2007 to $3 million. The awards are for January but were announced Friday. ...

Wiregrass Tech recieves $400000 grant

Wiregrass Georgia Tech will use the work ready grants to further workforce development and advanced manufacturing. The Work Ready Program identified those ...

Growing War for Talents Looms as U.S. Economy Continues to Recover

PR Newswire (press release)
4, 2011 -- Manpower Inc., (NYSE: MAN) world leader in innovative workforce solutions, has warned that continuing high levels of unemployment are coupled ...

Utah Board of Regents poised to offer college credit for job training

Deseret News
Many young people don't go into trades because they want to get a degree as well, and that has become much more difficult as job training programs have ...

Eighth-graders get on the job training

Gaston Gazette
Eighth-graders at Cramerton Middle learned what it takes to get a job in engineering and computer technology with PSNC Energy as part of Students@Work Week. ...

Massachusetts Funds More Green Jobs Training
Eligible projects must include on-the-job-training (OJT) models that serve the target population and provide targeted services and activities that address ...


By Ardeana Hamlin
Pathways Project Manager for Eastern Maine Development Corporation Kitty Barbee, Opportunity Maine Co-Director/Founder Rob Brown and Tri Country Workforce Investment Board Executive Director Joanna Russell will present the program's ...

USAF Hosts STEM Symposium For Bright Futures

SatNews Publishers
Jan Vogel, South Bay Workforce Investment Board chief executive officer; Suzanne Fuentes, El Segundo City Council member and Lt. Gen. ...

Oregon Workforce Alliance awarded more than $600000 in federal funds

Daily Astorian
The Oregon Workforce Alliance (OWA) Workforce Investment Board was recently awarded more than $609000 in federal funding to help companies across rural ...

Three Named to Help Groom Future Community College Leaders

PR Newswire (press release)
AACC's three highly successful leadership development programs--known as FLI, FLI Advanced, and FLI@WDI (Workforce Development Institute)--provide career ...

Liberty business wins state award

Anderson Independent Mail
The award was given Tuesday at the South Carolina Workforce Development Partnership Symposium. The South Carolina Department of Workforce and Employment, ...

State career centers to offer social networking training

Milford Daily News
By Staff reports The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development today announced that many of the state's One-Stop Career Centers will now offer ...

Health First Spearheads Project Search In Florida

Space Coast Medicine and Healthy Living
... Vocational Rehabilitation and the Workforce Development Board, Project Search consists of two programs that effectively transition disabled students ...

Press Release Contact: Linda D. Siegel for additional information ...

Network, Inc. at the National Association of Workforce Boards – Forum 2011, being held in Washington, D.C., in. February. The Susquehanna Workforce Network, ...

Chipola announces new cutting-edge program

Jackson County Floridan
Coley said the college could not have developed this program without the help of the Chipola Regional Workforce Development Board, which funded the course ...

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Microsoft Awards Elevate America Community Initiative Grants

Microsoft Corp. today announced that it is awarding more than $5 million in cash and up to $10 million in software over the next two years to 12 nonprofits that offer technology skills training and job placement services to local communities in the United States.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Manpower Inc.: Employers must engage workforce at the human level to gain ...
... world leader in innovative workforce solutions, has warned that companies must tap into employees' full range of talents to succeed in the Human Age. ...

US Department of Labor announces grant increment to continue ...

This second and final increment announced today, like the first, is being award to the Citrus Levy Marion Regional Workforce Development Board Inc. National ...

$4.8M awarded to Pierce, Thurston counties for spouses, workers impacted by ...

Tacoma Daily News
The grant was awarded to WorkForce Central and the Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council in partnership with Washington State Employment Security ...

Cumberland County clinches $250000 grant for creating jobs

Press of Atlantic City
The one catch is that money will be given to businesses who hire workers through the counties On-the-Job Training program run by the counties' one-stop ...

The Workforce Corner: An Introduction

Ashland Current
With this spirit in mind, the Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board, Inc. is pleased to introduce the first of 12 monthly articles that will ...

COTC launches workforce development initiative

The Newark Advocate
The college recently launched the Workforce Development and Innovation Center, which will offer customized training to businesses in its service area, ...

Gov. Martinez expanding Workforce Solution staff
Susana Martinez has announced that the state will increase staff at the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions. Martinez said the number of customer ...

Texas Back to Work Secures Jobs for 10000 Texans

The Cherokeean Herald
Employers can still sign up for Texas Back to Work by contacting their local workforce development board. Local contact information is available at ...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

NLC awarded $100740 grant

North Lake News Register
NLC's Continuing Education and Workforce Development department obtained the funds under the leadership of its dean, Shannon Weaver, and with the year-long ...

Workforce Investment Board gets state grant for project

New Philadelphia Times Reporter
“Many economic and work force development organizations and programs are currently in place in Stark and Tuscarawas counties and representatives are ...

Monday, January 24, 2011

Program helps at-risk youth with job skills

Chambersburg Public Opinion
The grant from South Central Workforce Investment Board is part of the Workforce Investment Act. It is administered by the Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12 ...

State grant to help prevent business closures in region

Canton Repository
A $250000 state grant to The Workforce Investment Board of Stark and Tuscarawas Counties will be used to identify and assist companies at risk ...

Biotech seen as engine for Treasure Coast economic rebound, growth

Workforce Solutions, the state-funded agency tasked with helping job seekers and businesses on the Treasure Coast, organized the event with other tri-county ...

On the Economy: New grant = new hires?

By Kirsten
The Charlotte Mecklenburg Workforce Development board has received $200000 of federal money to distribute to local employers through the On-the-Job Training program, it announced this week. That program reimburses eligible employers for ...

Manpower Inc. Kicks Off World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Convening Thought

PR Newswire (press release)
20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN), world leader in innovative workforce solutions, will kick-start activity with a thought-provoking panel

New Initiative Will Help Close the Gap Between Skills Workers Have and Skills ...

PR Newswire (press release)
20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Detroit and Southeast Michigan Fund for Innovative Workforce Solutions has been launched to address the growing gap between the ...

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Job Creation To Top US Mayors' Agenda In DC

WFMZ Allentown
"One of the areas that I really would like to see refunded or funded again is the jobs program," said McMahon. "Last couple of years we've had Summer Youth ...

United Way to assume oversight of Greater Cincinnati Workforce Network

Business Courier
The network recently was awarded a two-year, $600000 Social Innovation Fund grant through the National Fund for Workforce Solutions and its national ...

NC technology firm wins $25000 grant

The Virginian-Pilot
The grant comes from North Carolina's Northeastern Workforce Development Board. The goal, the agency said, is to provide training to increase workers' ...

No Federal Funds in Sight for Summer Jobs

Youth Today
The regional Workforce Investment Board in Connecticut, Capital Workforce Partners, is advocating at the state level for the $5 million in summer jobs ...

Norman a success story for Workforce Investment Act

Published Thursday, January 13, 2011 4:54 PM
Summerville Journal Scene ®

Dwayne Norman entered the Workforce Investment Act program at the Trident One Stop Career System in January 2009, after being dislocated from Leggett and Platt, Inc. As a young man, Norman enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1976 where he sustained injuries to both shoulders, limiting his ability to perform tasks that require heavy lifting or holding his arms over his head for long periods of time.

Monday, January 17, 2011

American Recovery & Reinvestment Act Enables Tulsa to Keep, Add Jobs

Greater Tulsa Reporter Newspapers
Of that amount, $1.9 million has been spent on a highly successful summer youth internship program, as well as providing help for adults to find employment, ...

WorkNow Summer Employment Program Creates Jobs In Kentucky | Gov ...

By admin
Across the Commonwealth, 1442 Kentuckians landed a permanent job as the result of a federally subsidized summer employment program in 2010. WorkNow Kentucky provided 9314 low-income youth and adults with children ...

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Finding Her Path Through KC’s WIA Youth Program

Malta, Illinois -- Asheli Mann may be in her early twenties, but her life has been one marked with interesting experiences—many of which have not been positive. Still, she moves forward and has found a path with a little help from the Workforce Investment Act Youth Program at Kishwaukee College.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Agency boosts soft job skills like being on time and hard skills

Pittsburgh Post Gazette
By Joyce Gannon, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Business-Gannon Stefani Pashman, chief executive officer, Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board at their offices ...

Technology changes job outlooks

Coshocton Tribune
Since the 1970s, career-tech education has been training high school students and adults in primarily service-related occupations including health care, ...

Program helps disabled high school students in gaining work experience

Enid News & Eagle
The high school senior's work at Bass is part of a program called Project Search, an on-the-job training program designed for students with disabilities. ...

Tech center investing in future workforce

Princeton Times Leader
Gray said her school is operated under the Kentucky Workforce Development Cabinet, and the state has handed down significant budget cuts in recent years.

Green training grants available for Minnesota businesses, organizations

Alexandria Echo Press
... MSESP co-chair and manager of talent at Duluth-based Allete Inc. MSESP, an initiative of the Governor's Workforce Development Council (GWDC), ...

Finding work for veterans

Marshalltown Times Republican
After a few conversations with the Iowa Workforce Development's Ted Hall, several points stand out. Hall is passionate about the job and he doesn't shirk ...

Monday, January 3, 2011

TEAM Court changes teens' lives

Sherman Denison Herald Democrat
Some have gained jobs, others earned GEDs. One has a job with full benefits for the first time in her life. "It helps the whole family," Gary said. ...

Soft Skills at Work: New Maryland Workforce Corp. looks at worker skills

Annapolis Capital
Coalition, a project of the Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation and BWCC Foundation dedicated to stressing the connection of soft skills to ...

10 graduate from new Richland County job training program with high hopes

Mansfield News Journal
"I definitely think this training will get me a job," he said. "This class was actually very easy for me because I used to do animation. ...

Youth job program back in 2011 : News :

By Lucas Bond
BOONE COUNTY, MO -- The state of Missouri is bringing back a program that will give part-time jobs to several hundred high school and college-aged people next summer. Governor Nixon announced Thursday the return of the States Park Youth ...

Overcoming Obstacles

Wheeling News Register
With a grant of nearly $54000 from the West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services, the Northern Panhandle Workforce Investment Board and Regional ...

Grant to train leak victims

... services or offshore workers who were directly impacted by the leak, said Glenn Dugas, executive administrator of the local Workforce Investment Board. ...

New Delaware County Workforce Investment Board website will aid job seekers

Delaware County Daily Times
For the last nine months, the Delaware County Workforce Investment Board has been working on rebuilding its website,, so that it's more ...