Safety and Emergency Preparedness in the Workplace

Walton Roper with the New York Department of Labor will present Safety and Emergency Preparedness for the Workplace. The live webinar will be held on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at: 10 AM Pacific 11 AM Mountain 12 PM Central 1 PM Eastern Mr. Roper will discuss how to address workplace violence by creating a plan… 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 »

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 »

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 »

New App for Career Information Now Available

BLS has partnered with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of the Chief Information Officer to develop the CareerInfo app that is now available from the Apple App Store and Google Play. CareerInfo presents information from the Occupational Outlook Handbook, the most popular BLS resource for career information. The CareerInfo app helps you find data and information about employment, pay, job outlook, how to… Read More »

Live Webinar – Winning Strategies For Job Acquisition Success

Take This Job and Love It Today’s job market is changing at a rapid pace. Employers needs are changing as are their processes to hire the right person for the job. What’s the most successful path to job acquisition? How do you create a resume that makes an impact? How do I make sure I… Read More »

U.S. Department of Labor Announces New Grant Opportunities to Serve Job Corps-Eligible Youth

The U.S. Department of Labor today released a Funding Opportunity Announcement for its Job Corps Scholars Program demonstration project. Through the program, the Department intends to competitively award up to 20 grants to accredited, two-year, public community colleges; accredited, public two- and four-year historically black colleges and universities (HBCU); and accredited tribally controlled colleges and… Read More »

Department of Education Awards Grants to Modernize Workforce Training

The U.S. Department of Education announced the recipients of the Innovation & Modernization Grant, a Perkins V program that funds career and technical education (CTE). The I&M Grant is designed to test new ideas to help prepare students for success in the workforce by identifying, supporting, and evaluating evidence-based strategies for improving CTE. The grants… Read More »