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Building Tomorrow’s Workforce: How Employers and Workforce Development Professionals Can Forge a Powerful Partnership

February 6, 2024

In the ever-evolving landscape of workforce development, connections with employers have emerged as a critical factor in the success of initiatives aimed at nurturing a skilled and adaptable workforce. Building strong relationships with employers not only benefits job seekers but also plays a pivotal role in driving economic growth and prosperity. In this article, we […]

Navigating the Intricacies of Paid Family and Medical Leave: A Guide for Workforce and HR Professionals

February 5, 2024

State paid family and medical leave laws, frequently administered by state workforce agencies, play a crucial role in ensuring that workers have access to paid time off for specific qualifying reasons. This article aims to provide workforce professionals with a comprehensive understanding of these laws, highlighting their differences from the federal Family and Medical Leave […]

Bridging the Divide: Meeting the Needs of Underserved Groups in Workforce Development

February 5, 2024

Equity and inclusivity are not just buzzwords in today’s workforce; they are essential ingredients for building a strong, vibrant, and competitive economy. Yet, countless individuals belonging to underserved groups continue to face significant barriers to entering and thriving in the job market. To truly unlock the potential of all our communities, workforce development professionals must […]

A Stronger Workforce for America Act: Enhancing Workforce Development

February 5, 2024

A robust and adaptable workforce is essential for economic growth and opportunity. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), implemented in 2014, aimed to streamline federal workforce development programs. However, after almost a decade, it is evident that certain challenges still persist. The “A Stronger Workforce for America Act” seeks to address these challenges and […]

Achieve Your Certified Workforce Professional Designation in 3 Simple Steps

January 21, 2024

Elevate Your Career in Workforce Development Do you want to stand out from the crowd and demonstrate your expertise in workforce development? Do you want to access new opportunities and advance your career in this dynamic field? If yes, then you need to attain your CWP credential! The CWP (Certified Workforce Professional) is a prestigious […]

Explore Your Path to Career Advancement: Unveiling the Workforce Professional Development Program (WPDP)

January 21, 2024

The Workforce Professional Development Program (WPDP) stands as a groundbreaking initiative meticulously crafted to arm individuals with essential skills and knowledge indispensable for a successful career in workforce development. This program is meticulously structured, unfolding through four foundational modules that delve into crucial areas, including: History of Workforce Development Unemployment Insurance Labor Market Information Business […]

IAWP Premium Membership: Elevate Your Skills, Empower Your Career

January 12, 2024

Embark on a transformative journey with the International Association of Workforce Professionals (IAWP) and revolutionize your career development through our groundbreaking Premium Membership option. In partnership with, we acknowledge the interconnected nature of the workforce ecosystem, catering to the diverse needs of workforce development professionals, employees, and employers alike. IAWP Premium Membership fosters collaboration […]

Artificial Intelligence and America’s Workforce: A Balanced Look at Biden’s Executive Order

January 11, 2024

President Biden’s recent Executive Order on Artificial Intelligence (AI) has sparked discussions across the nation. Touched upon are crucial aspects like safety, security, privacy, equity, and innovation – all deeply relevant to the American workforce. This article sheds light on the Order’s potential implications for workers, without advocating for any specific position. Shifting Sands in […]

Weathering the Storm: How Shared Work Programs Can Save Jobs and Build Resilience

January 11, 2024

Weathering economic challenges or experiencing a temporary business slowdown can be daunting, but rather than resorting to mass layoffs, employers should consider the powerful alternative of shared work programs. Also known as work-sharing or short-time compensation programs, shared work provides a mutually beneficial solution for both employers and employees during challenging times. By temporarily reducing […]

Workforce Professionals, Get Ready for a Shift: The DOL’s New Classification Rule Explained

January 11, 2024

The winds of change are blowing through the world of workforce development, thanks to the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) final rule on worker classification. Scheduled to land on March 11, 2024, this game-changer replaces the 2021 Independent Contractor Rule and aligns itself with established judicial precedent. Buckle up, workforce development professionals, because you’re at […]