Workforce Development, Employer Partnerships & Training

 

 
This job bank is the biggest and busiest job market in cyberspace. Job seekers can post their resume where thousands of employers search every day, search for job openings automatically, and find their dream job fast. Businesses can post job listings in the nation's largest online labor exchange, create customized job orders, and search resumes automatically to find the right people, right now.
 
 
This report details findings and includes a workforce readiness report card that summarizes the basic knowledge and applied skills that are either “deficient” or “excellent” and areas that employer respondents rated as “very important”.
 
 
ArtsWORK Indiana (AWI) is an informal, statewide group of people interested in improving arts-related professional opportunities and careers for people with disabilities.
 
 
The National Employer Technical Assistance Center (NETAC) and the Employer Assistance Resource Network (EARN) has revealed a new web site for employers pursuing qualified individuals with disabilities. This website is featured as a one-stop resource for employers to recruit, hire, and retain individuals with disabilities. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) funds NETAC at Cornell University.
 
 
Prepared by Jobs for the Future for the United Way of Rhode Island this report summarizes five of the nation's many work readiness certificates. The five certificates are representative of the diverse range of such initiatives in terms of target population, certification requirements, geography, and other factors: the WAGE Certificate Program, the Workforce Skills Certification System, the Work Certified Program, WorkKeys Career Readiness Certification, and the National Work Readiness Credential.
 
 
At Your Service: Welcoming Customers with Disabilities is a free, accessible, self-paced web course for people interested in discovering best practices for working with customers who have disabilities. The course was created as a training tool for Customer Service Representatives, however, anyone interested in learning more about interacting effectively with people who have a variety of disabilities will also benefit from this web course.
 
 
This promising practices report represents some of the most innovative strategies being used by companies to support the positive development of young people. Many companies are partnering with schools and youth development organizations to help deliver real-life and hands-on learning experiences to young people. These opportunities introduce young people to new career options, give them skills training to pursue those careers, and often make them excited about more traditional academics as well. Other companies support youth through their corporate philanthropy or employee volunteer initiatives. Still others utilize special business expertise to ensure young people have their more basic needs met.
 
 
This newsletter provides information and news in the field of nursing for students and nurses with a disability.
 
 
The United States Department of Labor has released a new call-to-action for businesses, non-profits, and government to provide pathways to employment for low-income and disconnected youth. Businesses that participate in this initiative are required to make a “Pathways Pledge” by choosing one of three pathways to assist low-income youth: life skills, work skills, and learn & earn. In a few weeks, a new job bank for youth will be launched to help youth connect with job opportunities across the country. Youth can sign-up on the website to receive an email informing them that the job bank is live.