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Workforce News August 7- August 13

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NAWB in the News: August 7 - August 13


August 8

Spectrum News (Triad) 

Report: More Triad families struggling to buy groceries 
"We recognized that we have improved economies and that is certainly a blessing,” said Chris Rivera, assistant director of Guilford County Workforce Development Board. “But we further recognized that those individuals that are currently unemployed or struggling to obtain employment are presenting to our career centers with more significant barriers."

Democrat News (Missouri) 

Chamber invites school districts to luncheon 

The Madison County Chamber of Commerce was visited by representatives of Marquand-Zion R-VI and Fredericktown R-I school districts at its monthly luncheon Aug. 2, at the Fredericktown United Methodist Church…. Madison County Chamber Vice President Allison Boyer then announced the addition of two new members: Workforce Development Board of Southeast Missouri and Gateway Motors.



August 9

The Martinsville Bulletin 

PHCC receives funding for job training program 
If you want training for a high-demand, well-paying job, Patrick Henry Community College is ready to help… The college was one of five selected to launch a $2 million initiative to attract young adults in Virginia to high-demand jobs through FastForward training programs.
“We have met with our partners, West Piedmont Workforce Development Board and WIOA operator Ross Innovative Employment Solutions, to develop strategies around enrollment, funding and provision of services, and paid on-the-job training opportunities for participants,” Broome said.



The Weekly Post 

SCC hosts annual CAFÉ event 

David Hollars, Executive Director, Centralina Workforce Development Board, commented, “CAFÉ is an excellent example of how workforce and education partners in Stanly County are working together to ensure the talent pipeline is in place for employers in the county. CAFÉ exposes the educators to the great careers (and products and services) that Stanly County businesses offer. In addition, educators can take the lessons learned through observation and questions with local businesses and incorporate it into their work with students in the classroom. CAFÉ is talent development at the highest level. The Centralina Workforce Development Board is once again proud to sponsor and be a part of the success that is CAFÉ.”


August 10


Southern Maryland Workforce Development Board seeks feedback from local business owners

The Southern Maryland Workforce Development Board (WDB) announced it is seeking feedback from local business owners to learn more about the workforce training needs of local companies, according to a news release. The more that is known about the training needs of the companies in Southern Maryland, the better the WDB staff can address the needs in a meaningful way, the news release states.


Green Bay Press Gazette 

OneTouchPoint to lay off 30 Green Bay employees later this year

Marketing firm OneTouchPoint will lay off 30 Green Bay-based employees by the end of November. DWD and the Bay Area Workforce Development Board will offer affected employees assistance with finding a new job, preparing a resume and information on other programs available.


Standard Democrat (Missouri) 

New Charleston R-I Central Office is open for business 

Trevaughn Robinson and Q’Nairies Anderson, both incoming seniors at CHS, helped with the relocation of Central Office. The students were participating in the Summer Jobs program provided by the Youth Workforce Development Board at the Bowden Center. The young men assisted the maintenance crew around the school district with odd jobs.

The Sun Sailor (Minnesota) 
Wosje announces candidacy for Plymouth mayor

Wosje is a past president of the Plymouth Rotary Club and the Wayzata High School PTO and currently serves on the Wayzata Schools Community Education Advisory Council. He also gives time to the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Foundation, the Transportation Advisory Board of the Metropolitan Council, and the Hennepin/Carver County Workforce Development Board.


August 11

Bristol Herald Courier 

Bristol Compressors employees search for work at job fair

Kenny McCulley still has the first work badge he was issued when he started at Bristol Compressors right out of high school. The photo on the badge shows a fresh-faced young man wearing an Atlanta Braves cap. McCulley was one of more than 100 employees who turned out for a job fair put together by the New River/Mount Rogers Workforce Development Board, the Virginia Employment Commission, Washington County and the Higher Ed Center.

The Richmond Standard 

Richmond’s Laner Electric Supply Co. named a California Small Business of the Year
Escalante joined the Richmond Workforce Development Board in 2015 to help embolden local workers, along with the Golden Gate Business Association. Last year, she also joined the BART Business Advisory Board and University of California Small Business Advisory Council.


August 12

Daily Press 

County job training program helps local company with staffing challenges

Thanks to a highly successful partnership between Adelanto-based Coast Rubber, Inc. and the San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board (WDB), dozens of new job opportunities have opened up in the area for manufacturing workers. According to Albert Idowu, general manager of Coast Rubber, Inc., he recently reached out to the WDB to learn more about its On-The-Job Training (OJT) program and to get help in finding workers to hire. He admits he made the call due to his frustration over not being able to build a stable workforce despite using various staffing agencies.


Daily Local News (Westchester, PA) 

Agencies hosting job fair focused on western Chester, eastern Lancaster counties

As of Friday afternoon, Steltz said 17 employers and organizations had committed to participating in the event, including: Shady Maple; AJ Blosenski; Dutchland; Shutters & Sand; SECCRA; Citadel; JD Eckman Inc.; Adecco Staffing; Esh Computer Inc.; Paulsonbilt; Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health; Bill Mullen Electric; Freedom Village Brandywine; Krapf Transportation; PA CareerLink; Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce and the Lancaster Workforce Development Board.



The Bourne Enterprise 

Nominations Sought For Recognition Program

Businesses that do an outstanding job of recruiting, engaging and/or retaining older workers can have these accomplishments recognized by the 55 Plus Committee of the Cape and Islands Workforce Development Board. The Age Forward Employer Awards will honor employers who recognize the value of older workers and maximize the potential of their workers as they age. This event, co-sponsored by the Cape Cod Times, will occur Tuesday, September 25, at the Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis.


The Times-Tribune (Scranton, PA) 

Around the Towns

The Lackawanna County Workforce Development Board recently received a $50,000 state grant for the program, about $45,000 of which the chamber will disburse to school districts to cover the cost of substitute teachers while full-time educators participate in the immersion experiences.


August 13

Prescott eNews 

NACOG Presents Annual Awards to Local Businesses & Employees

The Northern Arizona Council of Governments (NACOG) and the Yavapai County Workforce Development Board hosted their Annual Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, recognizing participating employers and clients who have outstanding achievement during Program Year 2017-18. The event was held at the Highlands Center for Natural History out Walker Road.


The Parkersburg News and Sentinel 

Circles Campaign hosting candlelight cruise on Aug. 31 

The Circles Campaign of the Mid-Ohio Valley Inc. is hosting a fundraiser this month and providing an “Open Meeting Night” tonight. Melissa Somerville, with the Mid-Ohio Valley Workforce Development Board, Human Resource Development Foundation, will discuss free employment services and job training opportunities available through Workforce West Virginia.


Pennsylvania Business Report 

Freshpet to expand presence in Hanover Township

The Department of Community and Economic Development awarded Freshpet a $500,000 Pennsylvania First grant and $300,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs. The Manufacturing Tax Credit program, the Workforce Development Board and PA CareerLink will also support the project.

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