Weekly Workforce Roundup: February 21st – February 27th, 2013

Happy Workforce Wednesday!

 

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

  • One of the biggest topics of discussion and a really exciting development in the national fight against unemployment was the release of the Democrats new workforce bill. The Workforce Investment Act of 2013 will improve the nation’s workforce investment infrastructure, focusing on finding workers jobs and careers through strategic partnerships with in-demand sector employers, community colleges, labor organizations, and non-profits.

Be sure to stay tuned for updates regarding this bill!

Workforce in the News

Research and Reports

Tools and Resources

Funding Opportunities

Upcoming Events

  • April 5, 2013: Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education Network Conference (MCAE)
  • April 9, 2013: Coaching for College and Career Workshop (The Boston Foundation)
  • May 9, 2013: Commonwealth Workforce Coalition 10th Annual Conference
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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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