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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