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...