Weekly Workforce Roundup: September 13th – September 19th

Happy Workforce Wednesday!

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

Action Alert!

Workforce Development In the News

Research and Reports

Tools and Resources

Labor Market Information Tools and Resources

  • mySkills myFuture enables job seekers and intermediaries to match a worker’s occupational skills and experiences with the skills needed in other occupations
  • My Next Movegives individualsthree main ways to explore careers
  • America’s Service Locator connects people to local offices providing employment and training services.
  • Healthcare Virtual Career Network provides career exploration and training tools to help job seekers prepare for careers in healthcare.
  • O*NET Onlineenhances businesses’ hiring and retention efforts and supports workers and students in career planning by accessing key data for identifying and developing workplace skills.
  • Veterans and Workers Reemployment Portal ate Career One Stop is designed to assist veterans and recently laid off workers with resources for training, reemployment, and career planning. 

Funding Opportunities

  • @Scale STEM Pipeline initiative focused on workforce development and post-secondary credential attainment.  RFP has been released, and proposals are due October 25, 2012.
  • Pay for Success Pilot Projects: Grants awarded will fund pilots of a Pay for Success model which is an innovative funding strategy for achieving specific social service outcomes. Closing date is December 11, 2012.
  • Stand Down Grants: These grants provide an estimated 10,000 homeless veterans with opportunities to reintegrate into society.

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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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