Weekly Workforce Roundup: October 10th – October 17th, 2012

Happy Workforce Wednesday!

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

Last week we held our 3rd Annual MA Jobs and Workforce Summit in Sturbridge, MA. Thank you to everyone who came out and supported us and made this year so successful!

Below is a list of press releases about the Summit in case you missed it.

Workforce in the News

Research and Reports

Tools and Resources

Funding Opportunities

  • The Addressing the Middle Skills Gap Grant Program is designed to address the gap between the skills held by workers and the skills needed by employers for jobs that require more than a high school diploma but less than the equivalent of a 4-year degree. Required Letters of Intent are due by November 19, 2012. Please see the Request for Proposals for more information.
  • The Paul and Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation Secure Jobs Fund is a one-year demonstration project that will support two regional partnerships to secure employment for at least 150 adults from HomeBASE households, to develop a replicable model, and to inform state and federal policy regarding homelessness and employment. RFP has been released and proposals are due October 31, 2012.
  • @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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