Oregon Workforce Leader, Graham Slater Honored With IAWP Public Policy Award

By Grant Axtell, IAWP President and Training and Development Specialist, Oregon Employment Department Recently, Grant Axtell, IAWP President, and Erika Motzko, IAWP Oregon Chapter President-Elect, (pictured) presented the IAWP Public Policy award. The IAWP Public Policy Award recognizes an individual who performs outstanding public service in the support of workforce development programs or personnel. Potential nominees… Read More »

“Post-Millennials” on Track to Be Most Diverse, Best-Educated Generation Yet

As a new generation of Americans begins to take shape and move toward adulthood, there is mounting interest in their attitudes, behaviors and lifestyle. But how will this generation change the demographic fabric of the United States? A new Pew Research Center analysis of Census Bureau data finds that the “post-Millennial” generation is already the… Read More »

Manufacturing Industry Faces Unprecedented Employment Shortfall: 2.4 Million Skilled Jobs Projected to Go Unfilled

As growth in the US economy continues and manufacturers create more and more jobs in a thriving sector, the industry’s pre-existing workforce crisis could get even worse according to a new 2018 skills gap study, released today by Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute — the social impact arm of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). The… Read More »

Happy Thanksgiving and Office Closing

We wish you & your family a very happy & safe Thanksgiving Holiday! In observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday the office will be closed from November 19 – 26, 2018.

Monthly Meetings to Aid New IAWP Members and Build Stronger Chapters

IAWP’s Membership and Chapter Development committees have scheduled a series of monthly meetings to better serve the needs of members. Membership Committee chair, Linda DeMore, hosts monthly conference calls, providing IAWP’s newest members information on educational programs,  workforce professional certification, IAWP programs and events and more. In the last meeting, Linda helped members gain the… Read More »

The Changing Nature of Work

Fears that robots will take away jobs from people have dominated the discussion over the future of work, but the World Development Report 2019 finds that on balance this appears to be unfounded. Work is constantly reshaped by technological progress. Firms adopt new ways of production, markets expand, and societies evolve. Overall, technology brings opportunity,… Read More »

Illinois Chapter Helps Enrollees Complete Workforce Professional Development Program

The Illinois Chapter of IAWP will host weekly “Master Maker Sessions” to help enrollees complete the Workforce Professional Development Program. The sessions begin on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 continue and every Wednesday from 12:30PM – 1:30PM through February 27, 2019 The chapter is providing WPDP enrollees with one (1) hour of focused study, as well… Read More »

State And Local Governments Are Transforming To Address Future Workforce Changes

A new report finds that state and local government leaders are shifting from a transactional to a strategic approach to support local and state governments in adapting to changing workforce demographics and the increased competition for talent. State and local governments are modernizing operations, revamping hiring practices, and developing a brand that appeals to a… Read More »

Study Evaluates Progress Eliminating Subminimum Wages for People with Disabilities

The National Council on Disability – an independent federal agency – today released its latest report on trends regarding American workers with disabilities being paid below minimum wage, recent policy changes impacting this employment model, and characteristics of for-profit entity use of subminimum wage work in their supply chains. National Disability Employment Policy, From the… Read More »

Memorial Services for George Strait

Memorial services for former IAWP leader, George Strait will be held on Friday, October 26, 2018 at Funeral Caring USA, 2621 Mossrock Road in San Antonio, Texas from 3-5 PM. The Arbor Day Foundation or the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program are suggested for anyone who wishes to offer a memorial gift in George’s… Read More »