To help you understand and use data from the most geographically detailed demographic and economic data produced by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), ETA is hosting a Webinar because such data are of keen interest to government, education, and private agencies for funding applications, program planning and reviews, and many other purposes. BLS’ Geographic Profile covers the 4 census regions and 9 divisions, the 50 states, 54 large metropolitan areas, 22 metropolitan divisions, and 41 cities. The tables show data by gender, age, race, Hispanic origin, educational attainment, occupation, industry, class of worker, weekly working hours, full- and part-time status, reasons for unemployment and for not working, and unemployment duration. The Webinar will: Describe the data, including how it differs from other BLS and Census Bureau sources; Explain basic definitions and concepts behind employment, unemployment, and other labor force and geographical terms; Guide you through the tables, to help you understand what’s available and how to find it; Provide tips for interpreting the data; and Answer audience questions. ETA has also assembled a 2-page guide to other state and local workforce data sources. This Webinar is already booked up, but please sign up for the waiting list, because we release unused seats shortly before the Webinar begins — we will notify those on the waiting list on a first-come, first-served basis. Also, by placing yourself on the waiting list, we will notify you when the recording and transcript are posted (approximately 2 business days after the Webinar), and if we add other resources (e.g., sometimes we post written answers to questions that couldn't be accommodated during the Webinar itself).
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) report that present outcomes that suggest that participation in the SBA’s Regional Cluster Initiative was correlated with higher than expected levels of economic growth and new business formation, and that clusters made strides towards promoting innovation in their respective industries.
This guidebook was prepared for CareerSTAT, an employer-based project of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions and Jobs for the Future to make the case for developing frontline hospital workers. It documents effective practices in leading hospitals around the United States, drawing on interviews with senior managers and executives. It presents the arguments that managers themselves make for investing in the training and education of less-skilled workers, along with the types of evidence and metrics that managers and senior decision makers find most persuasive.
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The Workforce Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program is a Federal tax credit available to employers for hiring individuals from certain target groups who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment. This tutorial provides employers with an introduction to WOTC, details on what workers are eligible and other program requirements, and a step-by-step guide on how to apply for the tax credit.
The Workforce Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program is a Federal tax credit available to employers for hiring individuals from certain target groups, including veterans, who have consistently faced challenges in finding employment. This video provides basic information on WOTC and how the program can be used to increase employment opportunities for veterans, to the benefit of both veterans and employers.
The Workforce Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program is a Federal tax credit available to employers for hiring individuals from certain target groups who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment. This introductory video for employers and others interested in the program provides basic information on WOTC, outlines what workers are eligible, and explains how employers can apply for the tax credit.
Effective community-based job clubs abound; however, too often they operate in parallel to the public workforce system. Webinar presenters will share effective job club models from community-based, and workforce system-based job clubs. Tips for finding an existing community-based job club, starting or strengthening existing job clubs to better connect job seekers to employment will be shared.
Know a business looking for help with recruiting, hiring, training, or retaining a strong workforce? CareerOneStop’s (COS) Business Center provides easy access to information and resources. The new COS Business Center provides information about finding qualified candidates, sound hiring practices, and tax credits for hiring; exploring local training options and connecting to resources to pay for training; and a toolkit of easy to use interactive tools to find customized solutions.
The California Department of Rehabilitation and the Center for Employment Training, a National Farmworker Jobs Program grantee, have a long-standing partnership to help migrant and seasonal farmworkers with disabilities. The partnership provides coordinated workforce development and vocational rehabilitation services, resulting in employment attainment and independent living for participants.
The Employee Rights Toolkit is an online English and Spanish resource from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USIS) that is designed to increase awareness about employee rights in the employment eligibility process. It contains a variety of educational materials such as employee rights videos, flyers, and posters. The toolkit can be viewed in its entirety and downloaded from www.dhs.gov/E-Verify. In addition, an Employee Rights Webinar Series has been developed in collaboration with the Department of Justice’s Office of Special Counsel, Civil Rights Division that is geared at advocates and employees. Read More
This webinar will train grantees on administering the employer customer satisfaction surveys, the only one of the three required surveys that grantees are responsible for administering. Phil Hostetter and Bennett Pudlin will walk grantees through the process of delivering the surveys to qualified employers and entering two critical data elements into SPARQ once they have done so. In addition, Barry Goff will discuss how grantees can use the survey results to improve their service to employers and increase participant placements. CLICK HERE FOR SUPPORT
The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy has developed a series of free video vignettes, as part of its "Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success" curriculum. The launch of the video series coincides with National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual observance to raise awareness about disability employment issues as well as to celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. This year's theme is "A Strong Workforce is an Inclusive Workforce: What Can YOU Do?" To download fact sheets and activities from ODEP's soft skills curriculum, visit http://www.dol.gov/odep/topics/youth/softskills/.
The Unemployment Insurance HandBook (HB) No. 301 has been revised. There are significant changes, such as to the minimum reasonable attempts criteria. This is an opportunity to hear about these and other changes to the HB that will affect state unemployment insurance agency adjudication staff. CLICK HERE FOR SUPPORT
Nevada and Minnesota will share valuable information about their REA programs. An overview of Nevada’s REA program will include results of a study that highlighted factors that have made the Nevada REA program a success. One key factor is the state’s decision to assign staff to complete the REA process, including the transition from the REA to the delivery of reemployment services. Staff charge their time to the appropriate funding source for the services administered. Minnesota will demonstrate a very advanced automated tool developed for the state’s REA program. It provides easy and flexible access to information and to outcome data. This new tool will demonstrate many ideas for automation enhancements in other states. CLICK HERE FOR SUPPORT
This Webinar will provide training on the Job Service Complaint System, including how to refer complaints that fall within the jurisdiction of other Federal agencies. This system plays an important role in providing for a formal referral process that helps expedite the resolution of complaints, and protects the employment rights of individuals, including Migrant and Seasonal Farm Workers. Federal Regulations (at Title 20 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Section 658, Subpart E) provide that each State Job Service Agency must establish and maintain a Job Service Complaint System. The presentation will provide participants with useful techniques on how to refer complaints, filed through the Job Service Complaint System, to the Department of Justice, Office of the Special Counsel, and how they proceed in resolving those complaints.
The Webinar will provide a general overview of communication accessibility requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 188 of the Workforce Investment Act. The variety of auxiliary aids and services that can help to expand communication access in the workforce system will also be reviewed. One of the most effective strategies that the American Job Center (AJC) network (formerly known as One-Stop Career Centers) can use to expand communication access involves building partnerships with state/local deaf and hard-of-hearing agencies. Examples of why this strategy is so critical to the AJC network effectively serving this diverse population will be highlighted. The AJC network generally has a clear understanding that under the Americans with Disabilities Act, all state/local governments are required to take steps to ensure that communications with customers who are deaf, hard-of-hearing or with other disabilities are as effective, or functionally equivalent to communications available to others. This is evident by workforce centers across the country lawfully adding the following phrase on all written forms of communications to the public: “We Provide Auxiliary Aids Upon Request”. But what does this phrase actually mean and what kinds of auxiliary aids and services should be readily available or provided to ensure “effective communication”? Read more CLICK HERE FOR SUPPORT
This will be a webinar conducted by the Office of Unemployment Insurance for the Interstate Benefits (IB) Subcommittee with the National Association of Workforce Agencies (NASWA). The purpose of the Webinar is to promote the UI CoP among the IB committee members. CLICK HERE FOR SUPPORT
The project to rehabilitate and refurbish this vehicle benefited those drawing public assistance: “Work Experience Program participants spent 18 months and 3,268 man-hours to remodel the unit giving it all the accommodations of an agency resource room. Williams said, “A lot of the guys had never done any work like that; they learned some carpentry; they learned some mechanics; they learned some electronics. It was a win-win for everybody that was involved with it.”
The VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 expanded tax credits available to employers that hire veterans under the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC). As part of a series of WOTC summer webinars, the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) in partnership with the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) will provide a WOTC National Training Webinar on the VOW Act provisions for Local Veterans’ Employment Representatives (LVER) and VETS field staff. This training webinar is a partnership effort aimed at coordinating outreach and promotional efforts to ensure that veterans and employers are aware of the WOTC program and the new employment opportunities that the VOW Act offers them. Employers can invest in tomorrow’s workforce by hiring veterans while taking advantage of increased tax credit benefits not seen before. LVERs have the key to better and increased employment and economic opportunities for our veterans. CLICK HERE FOR SUPPORT