These Jobs Are Most Susceptible to Automation

A new report from the National League of Cities ranks 60 occupations in terms of whether they are vulnerable to being automated, suggesting ways city leaders can work with their residents to prepare.

Virginia Approves Workforce Training Grant for Beer, Cider, Wine and Liquor-making

The grant, a collaboration between two community colleges, will be used to enhance existing curriculum and to establish two training facilities—one for wine and cider, the other for beer and liquor.

There Are Jobs to Be Had in the Nation's Waterworks Sector

New research takes a look at workforce opportunities and gaps tied to U.S. water infrastructure.

Encroaching Automation Can Negatively Affect Workers

Just the threat of automation can add stress and uncertainty to workers’ daily lives, according to a recent study by university researchers.

Facebook Will Offer Platforms Teaching Tech Skills in Cities

“When people get the opportunity to get the training they need, they can get great jobs,” said COO Sheryl Sandberg.

R.I. Gov. Toughens Rules for State Lawyers After Costly Mistakes

The new policies also effect state employees who need certifications and licensures.

Federal Immigration Reform Could Boost Boston’s Economy

The city faces a potential labor shortage in key industries it’s typically filled with immigrants.

We're About To Find Out How Big the 'Gig Economy' Actually Is

The federal government this week will release data on how many people are contingent workers, temporary employees and work on contract.

Vermont Will Pay You $10,000 to Move There and Work Remotely

A rapidly shrinking tax base has prompted some creative solutions from state officials.

State and Local Governments Rely on Gig Economy to Fill Some Positions, Survey Says

“Positions filled via the gig economy may include those that have a high degree of independent contractors available … or which lend themselves to temporary services," according to the 2018 state and local government workforce survey.

Tech-Minded Colorado Has a Bay Area ‘Poaching Strategy’

Those scraping by on six-figure salaries in Silicon Valley may be enticed by this ad campaign.

The U.S. Might Need Self-Driving Trucks to Avoid a Labor Shortage Crisis

The American Trucking Association says their industry needs to hire 900,000 more drivers in the next 10 years to keep up with demand.

The Importance of Scaling and Supporting Apprenticeship Programs

Whether it’s in high schools or vocational training, “we’ve got to find a better pipeline, and the federal government needs to be part of that partnership,” said National League of Cities president Mark Stodola.

New Jersey Bill Would Strip Pensions for Workers Convicted of Sexual Offenses

The bill, passed by committee, requires that the offenses be somehow related to an individual’s public employment.

This Small Nebraska City Uses Cash Incentives to Attract Skilled Workers

To be eligible for the matching grant program, employers must be recruiting for “quality jobs,” paying at or above the state’s median wage.

This Jobs Program Just Might Get People Back to Work

But creating evidence-based employment programs can be tricky.

Cities Need Equitable Workforce Pipelines

The National League of Cities has been working with six in particular to improve access to skills training and postsecondary education like their economies depend on it—because they do.

Chinese Tariffs Will Hit California's Most Vulnerable Counties Hardest

The Trump administration's escalating trade disagreement with China doesn't bode well for eight counties with high unemployment.