Weekly Workforce Roundup: February 27th – March 7th, 2013

Happy Workforce Thursday!

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

  • We’re very excited to be attending the Crittenton Women’s Union’s upcoming event where they will release the 2013 Hot Jobs report and the Massachusetts Economic Independence Index!  This is always a great event, and we hope to see you there!  Click to register/for more information
  • The National Skills Coalition has released analyses of WIA Bills ahead of House Committee action: The House Education and the Workforce Committee has scheduled a mark-up for Wednesday of its WIA reauthorization bill—the Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act (H.R. 803). The bill, as currently drafted, will likely reduce access to federally-funded skills training, particularly for those individuals with the greatest barriers to employment.Check out NSC’s analysis of the SKILLS Act and learn more about WIA reauthorization in the 113th Congress.

Workforce in the News

Research and Reports

Tools and Resources

Funding Opportunities

Upcoming Events

  • March 21, 2013: Crittenton Women’s Union Release the Real Costs of Living in MA
  • April 2, 2013: The release of “Signaling Success: Improving Teen Employment Prospects (Commonwealth Corporation)
  • 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

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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