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National Study: Current Business Engagement Practices under WIOA

  This confidential survey is part of a national research study funded by Business U, Inc. to determine the current methods that the workforce development system stakeholders and system partners (comprised of workforce development, economic development, education, and business-facing organizations) are using to meet the requirements and expectations for business engagement as articulated through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

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Posted On: 1/19/2017 4:08 PM

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NEW! OJT Toolkit Available

As we know, OJT and other work-based learning programs can be valuable business engagement activities. ETA developed this OJT Toolkit  for the public workforce system to support development of an OJT work-based learning/training strategy utilizing WIOA resources. The Toolkit offers a main section on Policies and Procedures, as well as additional program-related forms to help implement an OJT strategy to support businesses and job seekers.

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Posted On: 1/9/2018 4:11 PM

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New! Chat Feature Now Available

We are thrilled to announce new functionality in WorkforceGPS--peer-to-peer chat! You've been asking for this feature, and we are happy to be able to deliver it to you.

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Posted On: 10/19/2017 1:04 PM

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One Team, One Goal: A National Rapid Response & Business Engagement Summit

Are you a workforce or economic development professional, educator, or business leaders from around the country interested in contributing to the success of businesses?

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Posted On: 7/18/2017 4:24 PM

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Census Bureau Releases Business Dynamics Statistics

SEPT. 6, 2016 — The Business Dynamics Statistics provide annual statistics on establishments, firm startups, and job creation and loss from 1976 to 2014 by firm size, firm age, industrial sector, state and metropolitan statistical area. These statistics provide snapshots of current and historical U.S. entrepreneurial activity, plus geographic and industry detail about where jobs are being created and lost in the U.S. economy.

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Posted On: 9/15/2016 4:32 PM

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Rapid Response Deployed Following River Closure

From NBC News, Yakima, WA HELENA, Mont. – Governor Steve Bullock today announced that he has activated the Department of Labor and Industry’s Rapid Response Unit to provide resources, training and information to Montanans impacted by the recent closure of the Yellowstone River. The Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission last week closed the river to all recreational activity between Gardiner and Laurel due to the contagious spread of a microscopic parasite killing thousands of fish.

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Posted On: 8/29/2016 4:44 PM

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Guest Bloggers Wanted!

Are you an expert in Rapid Response, business engagement, or sector strategies? Have you always wanted to be a published author? Got a great story to tell, and think your peers might benefit from your experiences?

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Posted On: 12/12/2017 12:38 PM

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NEW: Rapid Response Rules Under WIOA Are Here!

As many of you have likely heard, the WIOA regulations were posted to the Employment & Training Administration’s website on June 30. We’ll be posting quite a bit of content in this blog over the coming weeks and months, and we hope you will share your reactions, questions, and experiences with the new requirements with regard to Rapid Response, business engagement, and layoff aversion in the discussions.

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Posted On: 8/23/2016 11:28 AM

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Incumbent Worker Training Grants in NH

Governor Hassan Announces Grants for Eight New Hampshire Companies to Train 446 Workers –Building on her efforts to strengthen New Hampshire’s workforce and support innovative, job-creating businesses, Governor Maggie Hassan announced that eight Granite State companies have received job training grants to help train 446 workers. The grants for July total $162,889, and the companies contributed matching funds to bring the total amount for training workers in new skills to $339,437.

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Posted On: 8/2/2016 10:18 AM

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HP Accelerating Layoff Schedule for 2016

HP announces that as many as 3,000 workers will lose their jobs at the company in 2016, accelerating the previously announced 3-year timetable that would have seen 1,200 layoffs in 2016.

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Posted On: 2/25/2016 11:57 AM

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Sector Strategies Virtual Institute: Announcement and Registration Link

Register now for USDOL-ETA's 2nd Annual week-long Sector Strategies Virtual Institute, scheduled for the week of May 16-20th!

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Posted On: 4/27/2016 3:55 PM

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Exports as a Source of Jobs

Commerce Department Release Data Providing U.S. Firms in 19 Industry Sectors with Assessment of Top Export Opportunities

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Posted On: 5/24/2016 5:14 PM

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Webcast: HIRE Vets Medallion Program

In collaboration with VETS, ETA has created an informative webcast on the HIRE Vets Medallion Program. This presentation discusses every aspect of the program, including details for employers on the application process from start to finish. It also discusses the role of the workforce system in promoting the program, and provides information on eligibility and employer qualification.

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Posted On: 4/23/2019 10:32 AM

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APPLY TODAY! The 2019 HIRE Vets Medallion Award

There is only a little over a month left to apply for the 2019 HIRE Vets Medallion Award. This award recognizes employers for their investments in recruiting, employing, and retaining our nation’s veterans.

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Posted On: 3/28/2019 6:06 PM

Leadership in a Time of Crisis: A Toolkit for Economic Recovery and Resiliency

‘Leadership in Times of Crisis’ provides strategies and tactics for community leaders to focus on for economic recovery and preserving jobs, incorporating useful information for convening private and public stakeholders to identify key economic recovery strategies, tips on how to navigate federal resources for response and recovery, and implementation of recovery initiatives.

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Posted On: 4/9/2015 4:22 PM

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The Layoff Aversion Definition: TEGL 30-09; June 8 , 2010

This TEGL includes our definition for layoff aversion: to prevent, or minimize the duration of, unemployment. Understanding this definition and its implications is critical in developing comprehensive layoff aversion systems.

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Posted On: 4/20/2015 3:49 PM

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New! Updated National Automation Competency Model for Your Career Pathway Development

Here’s some very good news for educational institutions, workforce development boards, and any manufacturing-based sector partnership trying to build relevant automation programming.

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Posted On: 1/23/2019 4:31 PM