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.
The bill, passed by committee, requires that the offenses be somehow related to an individual’s public employment.
To be eligible for the matching grant program, employers must be recruiting for “quality jobs,” paying at or above the state’s median wage.
But creating evidence-based employment programs can be tricky.
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.
The Trump administration's escalating trade disagreement with China doesn't bode well for eight counties with high unemployment.
“Technology will displace workers from some, and potentially many jobs...but we have no reason to think technology will eliminate work in the economy as a whole,” said John Schmitt, vice president of the Economic Policy Institute.
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A critical tool for preventing the illegal hiring of undocumented workers hasn’t been used uniformly even in the states that require it.
The findings from the jobs website Linkedin also look at the "skills gap" that exists in various U.S. metro areas.
North Dakota’s tech entrepreneur turned governor wants to use savings from budget cuts to boost investments in IT infrastructure.
The Rockefeller Foundation and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative have teamed up to create the Communities Thrive Challenge, which will have 10 winners.
A new analysis of 25,000 careers in state legislatures suggests women are being pigeonholed into “women’s issues,” and passed over for key roles in favor of their male counterparts.
The era of gouged school finances and interstate “teacher poaching” continues.
The winning initiatives leverage high-speed internet along with everything from virtual reality to GIS to better local education and workforce opportunities.
There’s been massive turnover in the tech department that serves a heavily-visited Florida locality few tourists have ever heard of.
Performance management practices in business are undergoing a sea change to address essentially the same problems.
An ambitious, $50 billion, 10-year building program in California includes an unusual provision: a $25 million investment to get more women into pre-apprenticeships.
It's not just educators in West Virginia and Oklahoma who have watched their wages and benefits erode since the Great Recession.
For some organizations, investing in air filters might improve the productivity of indoor workers enough to pay for the devices and add to the bottom line.
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