Jobs Bill Update & Weekly Workforce Roundup: July 10-July 19

Before we launch into the weekly roundup–some developing good news on the Jobs bill (H.4119/S.2350).  The Senate voted to pass the Jobs bill last night, sending the bill to conference next week.  The Senate’s version includes a $5M direct appropriation for the Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund, which is very exciting news!  We’ll be posting an action alert once conferees have been assigned, hoping to keep the momentum going on the Jobs bill and the funding for the WCTF. Stay tuned!

Here’s this week’s roundup–please add anything we missed by using the “comments” field.

Workforce Development In the News

Research and Reports

Tools and Resources

Upcoming Events


Author: SkillWorks

SkillWorks is a nationally recognized workforce funder collaborative, launched by the Boston Foundation in 2003 to improve workforce development in Boston and across Massachusetts. SkillWorks brings together philanthropy, government, community organizations and employers to address the twin goals of: 1) Helping low-skill, low-income individuals attain family-supporting jobs; and 2) Helping employers find and retain skilled employees.

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