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U.S. Department of Labor Provides Additional Guidance Assistance to States’ Unemployment Insurance Programs

The U.S. Department of Labor responded to specific state requests seeking assistance to administer changes to unemployment insurance (UI) programs made by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Emergency Unemployment Insurance Stabilization and Access Act in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). To ensure states can administer their UI …

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Update: 2020 Workforce Development Conference

UPDATE  March 25, 2020  IAWP is continuing to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak, and as of this writing, we remain committed to hosting the 2020 Workforce Development Conference in Pittsburgh, June 28 – July 1, 2020.  As we continue to monitor, we will provide you with regular updates on the status of WDC2020.    Our research shows that most air carriers are offering customers …

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New Final Rule Expands Apprenticeship Programs

The U.S. Department of Labor published a final rule that will help expand apprenticeships in the United States by establishing a system for advancing the development of high-quality, Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs). IRAPs are high-quality apprenticeship programs, recognized as such by a third-party entity under standards established by the department in the new rule. Through …

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Workforce Development Pre-Conference Program to Feature Dr. Rich Feller

The 2020 Workforce Development Conference will feature a thought leader in career development, Dr. Rich Feller.  A licensed professional counselor, certified coach, and a distinguished teaching scholar at Colorado State University, Dr. Feller will present his renowned program Who You Are Matters!  Who You Are Matters! uses a narrative approach to help leaders and employees get …

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Bipartisan Legislation Aims to Bolster Nation’s Infrastructure Workforce

Bipartisan legislation was introduced to bolster the nation’s infrastructure workforce by prioritizing strategic long-term planning and investments in career and technical education (CTE) and on-the-job training. The Transportation Workforce Investment Act aims to create a robust workforce pipeline to meet the growing demand for skilled workers to maintain and upgrade the nation’s aging infrastructure. A …

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CDC Offers Interim Guidance for Workplace Planning and Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID – 19)

This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this interim guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available. CDC is working across the Department of Health and Human Services and across the U.S. government in the …

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New Training Program Helps Unemployed Job Seekers Grow Networking Skills

For many, networking is often perceived as an expected — if uncomfortable — part of the job-seeking process. University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management researchers found they could improve reemployment quality — especially among those who identified as more introverted —  through the development of a new training tool focused on increasing networking understanding …

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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 …

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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, …

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