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US DOL Offers Guidance For Preparing Workplaces for Coronavirus

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today published “Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19” to help companies respond in the event of coronavirus in the workplace. The guidance was developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). The document provides practical guidance for preventing the …

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Report: Record Blue-Collar Labor Shortages Will Continue Through 2030

Today, America’s businesses face the challenge of staying competitive amid record labor shortages. To help reverse this trend and combat its consequences, a new study explains the factors causing labor shortages and how companies are filling their job openings. The study, which features the results of its new survey of more than 200 human resource executives. They …

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New Guidance Announced for States to Administer Unemployment Insurance During COVID-19 Outbreak

The U.S. Department of Labor announced new guidance outlining flexibilities that states have in administering their unemployment insurance (UI) programs to assist Americans affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Under the guidance, federal law permits significant flexibility for states to amend their laws to provide UI benefits in multiple scenarios related to COVID-19. For example, federal …

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Members Invited to Submit Nominations for International Officer and Director at Large Positions

IAWP is looking for hardworking, dedicated, passionate individuals to serve in leadership roles on the 2020-21 Board of Directors as president-elect, vice-president, secretary/treasurer, and directors at large. Serving in a leadership role with IAWP is a truly special experience that provides a unique opportunity to develop new skills in leadership, management, budgeting, association management, meeting …

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Jobs of Tomorrow Mapping Opportunity in the New Economy

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is creating demand for millions of new jobs, with vast new opportunities for fulfilling people’s potential and aspirations. However, in order to turn these opportunities into reality, new sources of data and innovative approaches to understand emerging jobs and skills, as well as to empower effective and coordinated large-scale action are …

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New Study Shows How Colleges Can More Adequately Prepare Students For The Workplace

While technical and subject matter expertise are important, researchers found that critical thinking and communication skills are some of the most valued by employers. “In the U.S., there is a perception by employers that college graduates are unprepared for a workforce that is becoming technologically more advanced and increasingly globalized,” said Joseph Rios, the study’s …

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IAWP Offers Training and Certification Opportunities For Workforce Professionals

The International Association of Workforce Professionals offers a multitude of ways workforce professionals can enhance their careers using IAWP training and certification programs.  IAWP’s most popular education programs include: Workforce Professional Development Program Certified Workforce Professional Live Webinars Workforce Development Conference IAWP also offers a number of self-paced training programs. Some of the more popular topics …

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Manufacturers Spending Billions to Close Skills Gap

Based on the results of a new survey by The Manufacturing Institute, the workforce and education partner of the National Association of Manufacturers, manufacturers are estimated to have spent at least $26.2 billion in 2019 on internal and external training programs for new and existing manufacturing employees. Conducted by the Center for Manufacturing Research Director …

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