Use LinkedIn Like a Pro

Workforce Professionals will have the opportunity to learn about LinkedIn, from one of their own. Kimberly Myers, CWP is a LinkedIn guru and Outreach and Resource Coordinator at WorkSource Pierce, County Washington. To achieve her goals, Kim leads social media initiatives and utilizes LinkedIn. Kim’s presentation will address questions like: What is LinkedIn and how… Read More »

USDOL Awards $11.1 Million to Enhance State Workforce Data Systems

The U.S. Department of Labor announced the award of $11.1 million in Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI) grants designed to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of state workforce data systems, and ultimately, the workforce programs in these states. The Department awarded nine grants – each approximately $1 million – to eligible State Workforce Agencies (SWAs)… Read More »

New Research Finds The Internet Perpetuates Job Market Inequality

Recent research finds the internet is giving both employers and job seekers access to more information, but has not made the hiring process more meritocratic. Instead, lower-wage jobs have become “black holes,” with intense competition for positions, while many higher-wage jobs are going to targeted candidates and are open to only limited competition. “In theory,… Read More »

Webinar: How Workforce Professionals Can Leverage LinkedIn to Assist Jobseekers

Not only are the skills for today’s occupations changing, so are the skills needed to successfully look for work. We invite you to attend a webinar deep-dive into the LinkedIn essential skills training. The training curriculum is designed for career counselors from workforce agencies to use to train jobseekers on how to best utilize the… Read More »

Nominations Committee Certifies Officer and Director Candidates

Cheryl Brown, IAWP Nominations Chair, reports that the criteria has been met for each of the following candidates to appear on the election ballot: Officer’s Linda DeMore – President Elect Amber Drake- Vice President Director’s at Large – 2 year term Stephanie Stevens Donna Glacken Director’s at Large – 1 year term Nancy Fink Steven Corwin The… Read More »

106th Workforce Development Conference

2019 IAWP Conference - San Antonio, TX

Now in its 106th year, the Workforce Development Conference is a comprehensive, multi-day conference offering educational training, continuing education and networking events targeting professionals from all walks of the workforce development community. Programs at the 2019 Workforce Development Conference target the needs of workforce boards, training providers, WIOA partners, workforce agency personnel, employers, youth and… Read More »