Jobs Bill Released; Weekly Workforce Roundup: July 20-July 30

Before we launch into the weekly roundup–some developing good news on the Jobs bill (now H.4352).  The House-Senate conference committee released the bill last night, and now both Houses must act today in order to pass the legislation before the session ends.  The Conference Committee’s report includes the $5M direct appropriation for the Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund, which we were all advocating for!  Click through the link and look for sections 13, 15, 16, 17 and 76 for details.  We’re excited also that some of the elements of the Middle-Skills Solutions Act were incorporated into the Jobs bill and language about the WCTF.  We’ll be posting updates as things develop. Stay tuned (and follow us on Twitter @s2cma for real time updates)!  And thanks for all your support!

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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