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 ...