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.
The 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
Trained grantees on administering the employer customer satisfaction surveys, the only one of the three required surveys that grantees are responsible for administering. Walked 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, discussed how grantees can use the survey results to improve their service to employers and increase participant placements.
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/.
Hear about the revisions to the Unemployment Insurance HandBook (HB) No. 301. There were significant changes, such as to the minimum reasonable attempts criteria, along with how the changes will affect state unemployment insurance agency adjudication staff.
Nevada & Minnesota shared valuable information about their REA programs. An overview of Nevada’s REA program included results of a study that highlighted factors that made the Nevada REA program a success. Minnesota demonstrated a very advanced automated tool developed for the state’s REA program. It provides easy & flexible access to information & to outcome data. This new tool could demonstrate many ideas for automation enhancements in other states.
Provided 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.
The Webinar provided 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 were also reviewed.
This webinar promoted the Unemployment Insurance Community of Practice among the Interstate Benefits (IB) committee members. Conducted by the Office of Unemployment Insurance for the Interstate Benefits (IB) Subcommittee with the National Association of Workforce Agencies (NASWA).
Four Ohio counties' shared Job-A-Bego -- a play on Winnebago — travels the region as a mobile job resource center. Equipped with computers, Wi-Fi and other amenities, it’s been a boon to jobseekers and companies with positions to fill. The project to rehabilitate and refurbish this vehicle benefited those drawing public assistance.
A partnership effort aimed at coordinating outreach & 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.