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New Study: 5G Revolution Will Create 4.6 Million Jobs in America Through 2034 as Part of “Next Wave” of Mobility

September 23, 2020

The National Spectrum Consortium and the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) today unveiled groundbreaking research that finds that the 5G revolution will create 4.6 million jobs through 2034 as part of a new wave of mobility and innovation. Additionally, the study finds that current 5G build-out and engineering activities have created 106,000 jobs as of April/May …

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States Provided $100 Million to Combat Unemployment Insurance Fraud

September 23, 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor announced $100 million in funding to support state efforts to combat fraud and recover improper payments in the Unemployment Insurance (UI) program, including those programs created under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. At the same time, the Department’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) issued UI Program …

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Researchers Say Job Candidates Are Rated Lower In Virtual Interviews

September 23, 2020

According to CNBC, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused as many as 8 out of 10 recruiters to turn to videoconferencing to screen and interview job candidates. This conveys a shift in hiring practices that may continue long after the pandemic’s impact wears off. With this trend, employers and job applicants may wonder how interviews conducted through …

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New Research: Compensation Trends Amid COVID-19

September 16, 2020

Employers have a growing list of concerns lately, including losing their top performers, new research shows. A large majority of senior managers surveyed (88%) said they are worried about their company’s ability to retain valued staff, with 47% being very worried. Of those who said they are worried, 39% attribute their concern to salary reductions …

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For Job Seekers With Disabilities, Soft Skills Don’t Impress In Early Interviews

September 16, 2020

A new study finds that job candidates with disabilities are more likely to make a positive first impression on prospective employers when they promote technical skills rather than soft skills, such as their ability to lead others. The findings, published in the International Journal of Conflict Management, contrast this with the results for candidates without disabilities …

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Multitasking In The Workplace Can Lead To Negative Emotions

September 16, 2020

From writing papers to answering emails, it’s common for office workers to juggle multiple tasks at once. But those constant interruptions can actually create sadness and fear and eventually, a tense working environment, according to a new study aimed at understanding what shapes the emotional culture of a workplace. “Not only do people experience stress …

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Free Video Provides Tips For Workforce Professionals Working From Home

September 15, 2020

A new short video outlines tips that should be considered when working from home.  IAWP Secretary Treasurer, Stephanie Stevens created the video to help the growing number of workforce professionals who are working remotely as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to this program, other short videos are in the works to address …

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Retired IAWP Members Invited To Meet Online

September 10, 2020

On October 15th retired IAWP members are invited to meet online. IAWP President Linda DeMore stated, “With COVID-19 curtailing travel plans for many, IAWP is offering this opportunity for our retired members to meet online.  Hopefully, we can catch up with one another and say hello. The one hour meeting will start at: 10 AM …

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DOL To Distribute $646 Million in Employment Service Grants to States

September 9, 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor announced the disbursement of $646 million in Employment Service Grants to improve the functioning of the nation’s labor markets by providing labor exchange services to all job seekers and helping businesses to meet their hiring needs by referring qualified workers. The Wagner-Peyser Act of 1933, amended by the Workforce Innovation …

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Rude Emails At Work Can Lead To Significant Distress For Employees

September 9, 2020

Researchers say that “active” email rudeness is overloaded with strong negative emotions. By comparison, “passive” email rudeness leaves people struggling with uncertainty. Passive email rudeness may create problems for employees’ sleep, which further puts them in a negative emotional state the next morning, thus creating a vicious cycle. With the advent of the coronavirus pandemic …

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