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Lack of Autonomy On The Job Can Have Serious Health Consequences

May 28, 2020

As millions continue working from home during the pandemic or are required to report to jobs as essential employees, many have raised questions about how these work conditions impact our health — and not just as they relate to COVID-19. A new study from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business finds that our mental …

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Job Decline Hits Women More Severely Than Men

May 28, 2020

In the four weeks since mid-March, 20.5 million jobs were lost, according to new payroll data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Women bore the majority of job losses, 11.3 million (55 percent of the total), compared with 9.2 million jobs lost by men. After women were more than half of all workers …

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Vicarious Trauma: Resilience For Those Who Help Others – Live Webinar

May 27, 2020

In your role of helping others in what might be one of the most difficult times of their lives, you are likely to encounter stories and symptoms of trauma.  Seeing and hearing this intense emotion and feeling day in and day out can weigh heavily on you and even cause you to start to question …

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2020 Workforce Development Conference Cancelled Due To COVID-19 Concerns

May 13, 2020

IAWP has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation in Pennsylvania, specifically the Pittsburgh area, with the hope that conditions would improve enough by late June to allow us to move forward with 2020 Workforce Development Conference. While Governor Tom Wolf will be easing COVID-19 restrictions for the Pittsburgh area on May 18, unfortunately the new …

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2 out of 3 Americans Say They are Not Comfortable Returning to the Workplace Right Now

May 13, 2020

A new study has found that the majority of workers are uncomfortable going back to the workplace right now. More than 2,000 Americans were surveyed on how confident they felt about returning to the workplace or visiting public establishments right now—and what it would take for them to feel comfortable doing so. Returning to Work …

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

May 13, 2020

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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Half of US Workers Have Become Home Office Converts

May 7, 2020

After weeks of being confined to their home offices, how do US office workers feel about going back to a traditional work setting? Between April 16  and 17, 2020, getAbstract surveyed more than 1,200 full-time people who are working from home in the United States during the pandemic. Nearly half of all respondents indicated that they would …

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New Funding Opportunities To Support Job Training For Older Americans

May 7, 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor announced the availability of up to $312 million in funding aimed at creating job training and employment search services for older Americans. Authorized by the Older Americans Act of 1965, the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a community service and work-based job-training program for low-income, unemployed seniors administered …

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New Study Reveals COVID-19 Impact on Hourly Workforce

May 7, 2020

A new survey indicates that hourly workers are bearing the brunt of unemployment and uncertainty in the face of the COVID-19-fueled recession. The survey found hourly workers are filing for unemployment in greater numbers, face challenges in accessing government assistance, and are more concerned about their ability to make ends meet as compared to salaried …

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Nearly Half Of Global Workforce At Risk Of Losing Livelihoods Due To COVID-19

May 7, 2020

The continued sharp decline in working hours globally due to the COVID-19 outbreak  means that 1.6 billion workers in the informal economy – that is nearly half of the global workforce – stand in immediate danger of having their livelihoods destroyed, warns the International Labour Organization. According to the ILO Monitor third edition: COVID-19 and the world of …

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