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Virtual Social Hours to Continue Weekly

April 7, 2020

IAWP held its first virtual social hour Wednesday, April 1, 2020 and due to the overwhelming success, we will be offering them each week until further  notice. The format is casual and the social  hours are open to both members and non-members alike.  The format is casual so grab your favorite beverage, pet or snack …

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New CARES Act Guidance On Unemployment Insurance For States In Response To COVID-19 Crisis

April 7, 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor announced the publication of Unemployment Insurance Program Letter 14-20 (UIPL) outlining relevant provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act related to the administration of and eligibility criteria for state unemployment insurance (UI) programs, including Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) for those not typically eligible for UI, such as …

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More Than Ten Million Americans Lost Jobs in March

April 7, 2020

More than 10 million Americans lost their jobs and applied for unemployment benefits in March, according to the latest Labor Department numbers. More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment last week as much of the nation was put on shelter-in-place orders and non-essential businesses closed their doors. Predictably, job losses are soaring in restaurants, …

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With Social Distancing, How Many Jobs Can Be Done Remotely?

April 7, 2020

In a new white paper, economists found that roughly 34% of U.S. jobs can be performed at home. They also estimated that those jobs account for 44% of all wages. Evaluating the economic impact of “social distancing” measures taken to arrest the spread of COVID-19 raises a number of fundamental questions about the modern economy: …

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Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources

April 2, 2020

Health and Safety Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Map – Johns Hopkins University World Health Organization National Governors Association Washington State IAWP Chapter Remote Work Remote Working Tools How to navigate the transition to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic U.S. Department of Labor – Remote Work etc. U.S. State and Territory Coronavirus …

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New Research Shows Factors That Create Belonging in the Workplace

April 2, 2020

In today’s uncertain times, it has never been more important for employees to feel a sense of security in the organizations they devote their time and energy to work for. A recent survey of 1,000 employees across industries in five countries showed a large majority of people (82%) feel some sense of belonging in their …

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Who Are Your Helpers? We Want to Hear from You

April 2, 2020

Fred Rogers once said, “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” In these trying times, there is no doubt an abundance of news and information that increases our anxiety as we …

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Legislation Introduced to Boost Transportation Workforce Training

April 2, 2020

The Transportation Workforce Centers of Excellence Act has been introduced to boost transportation workforce training opportunities offered at community and technical colleges across the nation. The bill will provide $50 million in competitive grants to strengthen education and training programs in targeted industries. Grants will be disbursed to Centers of Excellence in Transportation Workforce Training, which …

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Update: 2020 Workforce Development Conference

March 25, 2020

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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IAWP Announces Virtual Social Hours

March 25, 2020

IAWP is announcing new Virtual Social Hours to help the workforce community we serve connect and support one another in these constantly changing and challenging times. With remote work a temporary new norm for the workforce development community, everyone is grappling with a laundry list of questions and issues.  During our first Virtual Social Hour …

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