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Save time and subscribe to IAWP’s Workforce at Work newsletter.  This newsletter shares with you the hot items from the news on workforce system issues as well as looks at trends, changes in laws and regulations, and what’s next in our profession.

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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New Final Rule Expands Apprenticeship Programs

March 25, 2020

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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US DOL Offers Guidance For Preparing Workplaces for Coronavirus

March 19, 2020

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

March 19, 2020

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

March 19, 2020

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

March 11, 2020

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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