Weekly Workforce Round Up: April 17th – April 24th, 2013

Happy Workforce Wednesday!

 

Please add anything we missed by using the “comments” field.

For those who are interested in contributing to the victims of last week’s tragedy and to the recovery, Governor Patrick and Mayor Menino have established The One Fund Boston  to accept contributions.

Workforce in the News

Research and Reports

Tools and Resources

  • The House finalized their budget amendments this week. Here is the House Budget and the House Amendment and Chamber Actions.
  • Building Blocks of Labor Market Success: Evidence from O*NET Job Analysis Surveys. This report analyzes the O*NET database at the United States Department of Labor to identify the key features of occupations in which teens work and how those features compare to higher level jobs. Teen labor market jobs place a high value on a set of work behaviors. The importance of those work behaviors remains steady at all levels of occupations over the course of a teen’s working life.
  • 2013 First Literacy scholarship applications are now available  for adult learners who have completed an ABE/adult literacy program in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Somerville, or Watertown between April 2012 and July 2013 AND have been accepted to a higher education or vocational training of substantial duration.
  • New JVS Skills Training Program -Pharmacy Technician Certification starts April 16th, 2013. Click here to learn more about this 12 week program that prepares participants to pass the national pharmacy technician certification exam.
  • Training Opportunity: Online Learning Readiness at Boston Neighborhood Network: Free workforce readiness training program geared at helping unemployed and underemployed residents gain new skills to impress future employers. To schedule an assessment, applicants should email ollr@bnntv.org with their complete mailing address and phone number.

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