Category Archives: Workforce Development

How Technology Can Help Workforce Organizations in 2021

In the world of workforce organizations, 2020 presented an entirely new challenge that no one was prepared for. Like many businesses, institutions, and agencies, nonprofits that help people get into the workforce had to pivot to serve their constituents. On top of that, the employment landscape was drastically changing as lockdowns were instituted. Companies began to rapidly re-evaluate their workforce needs. read more

New WIOA Final Rules and Expanded YouthBuild Grants

The past couple of months have been big for workforce development programs, especially those serving at-risk youth. Along with the release and implementation of the final rules under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded $80.3 million in YouthBuild grants. YouthBuild programs are mandatory partners …

Bend or Break: Workforce Program Adaptability

“Change happens fast in the world of work,” according to a 2011 report on global workforce development. The report described the challenges that face workforce development programs around the world and across almost every business sector. Innovation, technology, and rapidly changing markets drive constant change. A decade ago, the U.S. Department …

Place-Based vs. Sector-Based Workforce Development

Workforce development folks know that economic growth is ultimately about people. Companies grow when they can attract and retain strong employees at every level. Communities thrive when employment is high. Good jobs give folks enough income and opportunity to meet their needs and fully engage in the community. However, creating a strong workforce can …

Turning Meaningful Data into Meaningful Jobs

The Manufacturing Sector and Millennials According to a recent article in the Christian Science Monitor, after years of downsizing and layoffs, American manufacturing is on the upswing. Factory owners are finding themselves stuck in a tough situation, baby boomers are retiring and creating openings that are challenging to fill. The manufacturing sector …

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