The U.S. Employment and Training Administration has just issued six podcast guides to help individuals find and use labor market and workforce statistics. Topics are: 1. Unemployment data 2. Dislocated worker data 3. Employment projections 4. Industry data 5. Geographic data 6. Economic data The podcast guides are written simply and presume no previous subject matter or statistical knowledge. They should prove helpful for a broad variety of audiences and purposes, including grant applications; targeting growing industries and occupations; pinpointing labor market hardship; state and regional planning; and assessing program effectiveness. Each podcast is roughly 10 minutes long and includes a transcript of 2-3 pages. The podcast and transcript can be used either separately or together: the links can't be accessed from the podcasts, but the podcasts include visuals not available in the transcripts. Each topical presentation includes basic definitions, a brief historical background, links to the most important data sources, and practical tips on how to interpret and use the data and avoid common mistakes.
CBPP has issued a useful overview of state-specific General Assistance (GA) programs, one of the few income assistance programs for poor adults without minor children. In the past quarter century, the number of states offering GA to employable adults has fallen by more than half: from 25 to 11 states between 1989 and 2015.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Admission for Children and Families’ Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) has published a 4-page synopsis of its current research in progress, including two projects focusing on employment assistance.
The Census Bureau’s 2013 income and poverty report shows the first significant drop in the poverty rate since 2006. After holding at about 15.0 percent for the three previous years, the rate fell to 14.5 percent in 2013. Median earnings for full-time, year-round workers in 2013 were $50,033 for men and $39,157 for women — neither gender has experienced statistically-significant growth in inflation-adjusted earnings since 2009.
According to the Pew Research Center, Internet use among working-age Americans has not grown in the past three years. Among all adults, about 84% used the Internet in 2015. Younger adults are most likely to use the Internet, but all three age groups under 65 who were tracked show essentially no change in the past three years: 18-29 year-olds (96-97%); 30-49 year-olds (92-93%); and 50-64 year-olds (81%).
BLS) has issued its latest employment projections, for both occupations and industries, which show employment growth or decline, both in terms of the percentage change and the number of employees, through 2024.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) will on June 16, 2015 issue 2014 annual workforce data on persons with disabilities. When released, these data will be available at the BLS Homepage. For corresponding 2013 and earlier BLS workforce data on persons with disabilities — as well as monthly and other disability statistics — see BLS Disability Data.
Re-employment Bridge Institute Presents: Bridging Business and Workforce Development Conference SAVE THE DATE: June 2 & 3, 2011
Last year, the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) launched a partnership to encourage collaborations between the public workforce system and public libraries at the state and local levels. Joint activities include sharing of data, information and other resources and an upcoming Webinar highlighting workforce-library partnerships. This flyer provides an accessible graphic representation for the partnership and can be used for handouts at events or other dissemination purposes.
The Cumberland County Public Library is one of 10 libraries being recognized for its programs to serve patrons in an economic downturn. Of those services being recognized, one includes the Job Search Toolkit developed by the State Library of North Carolina in the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. The Job Search Toolkit, developed in 2009, was created in so libraries across the state could proactively assist jobseekers with needed resources to assist with online job searches, resume preparation, completing job applications, and more.
Historic $70 Million Expansion to Impact Hundreds of Jobseekers and Entrepreneurs in Dozens of Cities; Grassroots Advocacy Campaign Promotes Need for Investment in At-Risk Youths and Young Adults
On January 16, NSC, in partnership with the National Governors Association and the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce, released the new report State Sector Strategies Coming of Age: Implications for State Workforce Policymakers. This report offers a snapshot of sector strategies today, an overview of what makes them different from traditional workforce and economic development programs and a description of actions that state administrators and policymakers can take as part of a policy framework to support the strategies’ creation and effective operation.
Two years ago, The Workplace, a work force development program in Connecticut, launched "Platform to Employment" (P2E), a five week find-a-job program tailored to the older, long-term unemployed. The total number of graduates so far is small (131) but P2E's record of success is so impressive--87 percent of graduates have found full-time work—that a consortium of employers, philanthropies and interest groups, including AARP, Wal-Mart and Citigroup, is now poised to clone P2E and roll it out across 10 cities.
Blog from Carol Harr of Colorado TAA Coordinator's office
Gateway Technical College & Kenosha County Job Center will discuss collaborations designed to train today's dislocated worker.
How can an offender survive today's economy? The Iowa Workforce Development and the Iowa Department of Corrections will discuss proven methods to prepare offenders for the transition from incarceration to employment.
Tough economic times? Why not create your own job?: Project GATE II, IMPAQ International and the LLC, Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education showcase best practices and lessons learned from various entrepreneurial efforts.
Innovations in the expansion of opportunities for the mature jobseeker: Mature Services, Inc., SCSEP and Easter Seals will discuss several new pathways for improving opportunities for the mature worker during these tough economic times.
Did you miss the opportunity to connect with Heartland 2010 presenters and participants? No worries - we have posted video of many of theConference sessions. The U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA) Region 5, in conjunction with the Great Lakes Employment and Training Association (GLETA), invites you to get connected with session presenters, other attendee's, and ETA staff by wathcing the videos of the sessions. To view the videos, just click "read more" and then click on the video links.