Register Today For 2020 Workforce Development Conference

Registration is now open for the 2020 Workforce Development Conference planned June 28 to July 1, 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.    To register, please CLICK HERE.    Early registration discounts are available to March 15, 2020. Group discounts are also available to organizations registering 5 or more from the same organization.   Open as PDF  GET READY FOR PITTSBURGH  Pittsburgh provides the perfect setting… Read More »

Older Workers Should Invest in Training To Combat Ageism

According to Glassdoor’s Chief Economist Dr. Andrew Chamberlain in the newly released “Job & Hiring Trends 2020” report, the 65+ demographic is working longer than past generations and shows no signs of retiring for good. “Senior citizens today are healthier, more engaged, and working longer than past generations,” says Chamberlain. “A ‘gray wave’ of senior citizens… Read More »

An Invitation to Federal Reserve’s Global Perspectives Speaker Series

Last summer, Blake Hastings with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, delivered a remarkable presentation at IAWP’s 106th Workforce Development Conference in San Antonio, Texas.  Because of the strong interest IAWP members have in workforce and economic development issues, IAWP members are invited to attend Global Perspectives with Douglas Holtz-Eakin hosted by Federal Reserve Bank… Read More »

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Illinois Chapter of IAWP Presents – 2019 Workforce Development Conference

The Illinois Chapter of The International Association of Workforce Professionals Presents: 2019 Workforce Development Conference – Serving People First: Effective Stewardship & The Public Servant Register Here Join Us for a Two-Day Educational & Informational Conference Covering: ✓ The State of the Agency (Acting Director Tom Chan) ✓ Region V Department of Labor– Recession, Resilience,… Read More »

53 Million U.S. Workers Are Making Low Wages, Despite Low National Unemployment

53 million U.S. workers are making low wages, despite low national unemployment Washington, D.C. — A new report from the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings shows that 53 million Americans—44% of all workers aged 18-64—have low-wage jobs. This significant portion of the nation’s labor force is earning median hourly wages of $10.22 and median annual… Read More »

IAWP Participates in National Apprenticeship Week

The International Association of Workforce Professionals will participate in, National Apprenticeship Week (NAW). NAW is a nationwide celebration that gives businesses, communities, and educators the opportunity to showcase their apprenticeship programs and apprentices while providing valuable information to career seekers. NAW 2019 will be held November 11-17, 2019. With 7.2 million job openings in the United States,… Read More »

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New Report: Retain Best Employees With Personal Development and Certification Opportunities

A new report reveals that 59 percent of respondents plan to invest in professional development as a retention strategy in 2019 to keep their best employees – second only to increasing pay at 61 percent. The report ranks preferred professional development programs and also provides specific insights into these programs by gender, industry, occupation and… Read More »

Want The Best Results From Employees? Then Be Nice to Them

New research from Binghamton University finds that showing compassion to subordinates almost always pays off, especially when combined with the enforcement of clear goals and benchmarks. “Being benevolent is important because it can change the perception your followers have of you,” said Chou-Yu Tsai, an assistant professor of management at Binghamton University’s School of Management. “If you feel… Read More »