Weekly Workforce Round Up: May 1st – May 8th, 2013

Happy Workforce Wednesday!

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

Action Alert!!

Join us on Monday, May 13th at 4pm for the DTA Listening tour session in Boston at the Carter Auditorium on 35 Northampton Street, Boston . We hope you can make it to this important event and share ideas on how we can improve services and support for families.

Contact your Senators to let them know your budget priorities for job training and workforce development! The Senate Ways and Means Committee is developing their budget now and it will be released on Wed. May 15th. Be sure to ask your Senator to request funding for these priorities and to be willing to sponsor or co-sponsor an amendment if they are not in the budget!

Workforce in the News

Research and Reports

Tools and Resources

  • 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.
  • 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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