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Congrats to Congress on a Job Well Done -- WIOA Passes Both Houses!

Jim Gibbons | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

The WIOA provides access to training, education and workforce services that all of America's workers, regardless of ability, need to compete in a global economy.

Workforce Policy Playing Catch Up

Andy Van Kleunen | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact
Andy Van Kleunen

With the Administration's new emphasis on job-driven training and employer engagement, sector partnership strategies could see a jump in state adoption comparable to what we saw ten years ago.

Joy Resmovits

Sweeping New Bill Seeks To Help Students With Disabilities, But It May Not Go Far Enough

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics

The bipartisan overhaul of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act trumpeted in Washington, D.C. Wednesday includes provisions aimed to help stud...

Dave Jamieson

House Democrats Walk Out Of Vote In Protest

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Several House Democrats walked out of a committee vote in protest on Wednesday, accusing their Republican counterparts of refusing to ne...

Getting the Long-Term Unemployed Back to Work: Good for Workers, Good for America

The National Transitional Jobs Network | Posted 04.24.2013 | Impact
The National Transitional Jobs Network

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifIt is both a moral and an economic imperative that we aggressively tackle long-term unemployment. We must implement bold programs that simultaneously provide employment to millions and prepare the nation to succeed in the future.

Closing the Skills Gap, Creating Opportunity: We Have a Way, But Do We Have the Will?

Rachel Unruh | Posted 04.15.2013 | Business
Rachel Unruh

With skill gaps, come opportunity gaps: Too many workers don't have a chance to join the middle class. We can close the skills gap, light a spark in our economy, and create opportunities by investing in what works: sector partnerships.

Pulling the Plug on Job Training Undermines Our Global Competitiveness

National Council of La Raza | Posted 02.09.2013 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

The fate of Latino workers is not just a Latino concern -- it is an American concern. According to the BLS, 30 percent of the U.S. workforce will be Latino by 2050. It is in our national interest to ensure that Latinos are able to contribute to our economic prosperity.

Arthur Delaney

West Virginia To Drug Test Enrollees In Workplace Training Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D) issued an executive order Tuesday that will soon require West Virginians enrolled in state job training progra...

Taking a Sledgehammer to Job Training Programs

National Council of La Raza | Posted 06.11.2012 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

Latino workers will watch to see if these proposals close the skills gap, heal our economy, and put America's workers into good jobs.

Federal Funds To Train Jobless Are Drying Up

New York Times | Posted 04.09.2012 | Business

With the economy slowly reviving, an executive from Atlas Van Lines recently visited Louisville, Ky., with good news: the company wanted to hire more ...

Class Dismissed For Focus: HOPE

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.22.2011 | Detroit

Focus: HOPE, a 43-year-old Detroit non-profit that offers workplace development and community programs, has been forced to suspend four training progr...

How Obama's New Job Bill Can Do a Better Job

David C. Harvey | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics
David C. Harvey

When Obama announces his new jobs program, ironically after Labor Day, it needs to include education and workforce training for the some 30 million American adults that have a below third grade reading level.

Matt Sledge

Gillibrand Plugs Urban Jobs Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.16.2011 | New York

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) swung by Jackson Heights, Queens on Tuesday to push a bill she hopes will address the daunting problem of youth unemp...

Answering President Obama's Call for Education

David C. Harvey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David C. Harvey

A crisis has been silently brewing in the American workforce for more than a decade. The U.S. Department of Education estimates that 32 million adults are considered to have low literacy skills.