This TEN announces the partnership between the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration and the Institute of Museum and Library Services to provide better services to job seekers, workers and employers. The TEN discusses the types of partnership activities such as co-locating One-Stop Career Centers and libraries and training library staff on resources available through the workforce system. The TEN also highlights examples of workforce-library partnerships at the state and local levels.
April 30th Webinar: Approaches to Obligating Reemployment Funds by September 30, 2010
This post encourages the public workforce system to respond to a series of questions to determine how local business may be responding to the President's call to examine hiring practices for the long-term unemployed.
February 20, 2014 podcast to address "Talent for the Future."
Profile of current projects underway through the Chicago Jobs Council.
These two papers were released at the January 31 White House event which focused on the long-term unemployed.
Status report on number of State Workforce Agencies downloading National Labor Exchange (NLX)file from DirectEmployers Association.
The White House Fact Sheet details new and ongoing efforts to assist the long-term unemployed. The Fact Shee previews a DOL solication that will be released in February 2014.
This item discusses how software developers in the public workforce system can take advantage of O*NET Web Services to integrate the functionalities and content of various employment and training websites.
(From the March 08, 2013 NASWA Bulletin) NASWA/ITSC recently assisted USDOL in documenting “promising” state and local reemployment practices. The practices were identified by USDOL as part of its efforts to promote better connections between UI claimants and workforce services, as a follow-up to the development of a “national reemployment vision.” Highlighted are several promising reemployment practices employed by the New York State Department of Labor. These practices include the state’s Reemployment Operating System (REOS), skills matching and referral technology (SMART), and social media tools. New York implemented the reemployment practices to better assist UI claimants as well as other jobseekers in both obtaining workforce system services and securing employment. With unemployment more than doubling in the state between January 2007 and January 2010, the state looked for opportunities to promote more self-directed services while at the same time delivering higher quality and more timely services. The state also was interested in engaging UI claimants from the point of the filing of initial claims, and creating the ability to select and schedule claimants for services as well as track and report on compliance. In addition, the state wanted to improve its skills assessment tools and automate the process of job matching. New York’s Department of Labor also developed numerous social media applications. This download is a detailed report on New York’s reemployment practices including information on the target population, recruitment and intake process, key partners, use of technology, impacts, staffing, costs, opportunities for replication, and lessons learned is attached. New York continues to advance these practices under a NASWA/ITSC pilot project funded by the USDOL.
The Office of Family Assistance, at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has just announced the National Rollout of the Web-based Online Work Readiness Assessment (OWRA) tool, a comprehensive, targeted, online resource that can be used to improve the assessment of TANF participants and other customers. The OWRA tool, available on the Welfare Peer Technical Assistance (WPTA) Network Web site at: http://peerta.acf.hhs.gov/tanftc, includes: an Intake Module to capture demographics, employment, and education information; an Assessment Module to assess an individual’s strengths and barriers; a Self-Sufficiency Plan to help the participants address their strengths and barriers; and a Reporting Module to enable organizational leadership to monitor performance.
Story on a local Wisconsin Center and the steps it is taking to serve customers during the recession