April 30th Webinar: Approaches to Obligating Reemployment Funds by September 30, 2010
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.
This item addresses a new webiste hosted by the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership which houses reports and resarch designed to "fuel vibrant discussion and debate about the future of manufacturing in the United States."
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.
This new online resource, created by the Employment and Training Administration in partnership with the American Association of Community Colleges, provides a wealth of information on health care careers and job opportunities.
This story highlights the use of social media and technology to help job seekers connect to employment.
Through the use of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds, Wisconsin Job Service has significantly expanded and enhanced the Re-employment Services (RES) program. With the hiring of 50 new staff we have been able to expand our RES services beyond our 22 Comprehensive job centers to over 65 locations. This type of growth has allowed us to serve more customers throughout the state, making our programs and services more accessible to the citizens of Wisconsin. We also provided a comprehensive 3 day training for these new staff in July, 2009. Job Service has increased the number of RES sessions from 10 per week (serving 150 claimants) to 80 RES sessions per week (serving 900 claimants). Since July, 2009 we have been able to serve over 35,000 customers, with 80% of attendees being referred to other services and programs within the Job Center. Part of the requirement for RES is that each participant posts a profile on JobCenterofWisconsin.com, completes an RES intake form and participate in a three-hour workshop. Following the presentation, each job seeker participates in a one-on-one session with an RES staff person who assesses their job seeking process and refers them down one of three paths: 1. Work Ready Path, 2. Referral Path, or 3. Employment Counseling Path.
About 250 people joined us recently for an interactive ‘strategic doing’ event hosted by Brevard Workforce and the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast, (and generously sponsored by FLORIDA TODAY, our local Gannett newspaper) called Overcoming the Space Challenge through Regional Innovation. The group came together to learn more about the challenges we face at the end of NASA’s Shuttle Program, and to actually incorporate our ideas and resources into a strategic plan that would help Brevard and the surrounding region in overcoming these challenges. It was the first such event Brevard has ever experienced. Facilitated by Ed Morrison, strategic advisor to the Purdue Center for Economic Development and Linda Fowler, founder of Regionerate, local, regional and state experts on the leading edge of responsibility in the areas of schools, our economy, the aerospace industry, county services, and help for the workforce started off the event with some insight before attendees broke into groups. Brevard Workforce briefed the audience on our intensive Aerospace Workforce Transition program and the Regional Aerospace Workforce Initiative, efforts that started more than three years ago to serve and assist the talent that will be displaced.
Karen Coleman, Director of New York's Division of Employment and Workforce Solutions, provides an overview of New York's innovative approach to reemployment services, with particular focus on the use of assessment tools to improve skill matching.
A presentation by Karen Coleman Director of the Division of Employment and Workforce Solutions, NYS Department of Labor. The presentation lays out the state's innovative approaches to reemployment.