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Guidance Helps States Address Unemployment Insurance Integrity and Prevent Fraud

June 22, 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor today issued programmatic guidance to help ensure the accuracy of unemployment claims made due to the implementation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The Benefit Accuracy Measurement (BAM) allows states to select representative samples of payments and disqualifying ineligibility determinations to determine whether they were properly administered to claimants and …

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IAWP Members Invited to Participate in Annual Business Meeting

June 22, 2020

All members are invited to attend IAWP’s annual business meeting on Monday June 29, 2020 at: 2:00 Pacific 3:00 Mountain 4:00 Central 5:00 Eastern Normally the business meeting is offered as a part of IAWP’s annual Workforce Development Conference. However, due to COVID-19, we’ll hold the meeting virtually. During the meeting we’ll induct new board …

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To Make a Good Impression, Leave Cell Phone Alone During Work Meetings

June 22, 2020

To get on the good side of a new boss, colleague or acquaintance in a business meeting, leave your cell phone stashed in your pocket or purse. That is the implication of a new study conducted by University of Kansas Assistant Professor of Communication Studies Cameron W. Piercy and doctoral candidate Greta R. Underhill. It …

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One in Three Americans Who Have Lost a Job, Hours, or Income Report Having Started a New Job in the Past Month

June 22, 2020

Of the 53 percent of Americans who have lost a job, income, or hours because of COVID-19: 14 percent have started a new full-time job 19 percent a new part-time job, and 2 percent both a new full-time and new part-time job The likelihood of having started a new job is comparable for education levels …

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Vote Today for IAWP Leadership

June 17, 2020

The nominations committee consisting of Grant Axtell, Oregon, Linda Barnes, Kentucky, Freddy Jacobs, Arkansas, Troy McMillan, Illinois, and Wally Roper, New York have certified the following members as candidates for the 2020-2020 election ballot: President Elect – Amber Drake, Oregon Vice President – Nancy Fink, Maryland Secretary/Treasurer – Stephanie Stevens, Oregon Director At Large (2 …

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U.S. Department of Education Approves 10 Additional Perkins Career and Technical Education Plans

June 17, 2020

The U.S. Department of Education has approved 10 additional career and technical education (CTE) plans. Arizona, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas and Wisconsin are the latest states, along with the District of Columbia, to have their CTE plans approved under the new, bipartisan Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act …

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82% of Employees Expected to Return to the Office in 12-18 Months, Work Survey Reveals

June 17, 2020

A new global business survey shows an estimated 82% of the workforce in respondents’ organizations will have returned to the workplace in 12-18 months’ time, on average. In preparation for a return, companies are investing in new resources to support a hybrid remote / in-office workforce, with 56% increasing technology budgets and 34% planning to …

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IAWP Statement Regarding the Tragic Death of George Floyd

June 13, 2020

The leadership of the International Association of Workforce Professionals is deeply saddened by events in Minneapolis and other places that underscore the violence against people of color.  Our government is founded on the principle that everyone is entitled to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and that no one may be deprived of those …

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Millennials Report Greatest Impact of COVID-19 on Jobs and Income

June 3, 2020

Two-thirds of Americans remain concerned they may lose their jobs. About half are worried COVID-19 will have a negative impact on their finances. But as the crisis marches on, these emotions and concerns are slightly less intense than they were a week earlier — and most Americans also believe the pandemic’s effect on their lives …

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New Study Finds 86% of Employees Want Employers to Provide Skills Training

June 3, 2020

A a new survey conducted by UiPath, found that nearly half of office workers from around the world worry they will be out of a job within five years because their skills will be outdated. Because of this, 86% of respondents say they wish their employer offered opportunities to acquire new skills (reskilling) and 83% …

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