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Workforce News 2-28

Thursday, February 28, 2019   (0 Comments)
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February 19


Dayton Business Journal

Organizations assist in expanding region’s workforce pool

The Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley agency, Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley, and the Freedom Enterprise are three workforce-driven organizations committed to expanding job opportunities for all in Ohio.



Transforming a Workforce: User-Friendly Technology Should be a Top Priority

According to recent surveys, employees desire an improvement in workplace technology and believe that updated technology will increase their productivity on the job.



New computer literacy standards target needs of 21st century workforce

Policy makers in Missouri are working to raise awareness on the value of computer science classes at the high school level and job opportunities in the STEM fields.


February 20


Michigan Tech

Dream Team: Bosch and Mind Trekkers Team Up to Deliver Ultimate STEM Experience

A year into the Bosch/Michigan Technology University’s Mind Trekkers program, tens of thousands of K-12 students have attended events led by college students aimed at delivering “hands-on, high-energy demonstrations that teach K-12 students about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The goal: inspire kids to pursue a college education in STEM.”


February 22


Total Landscape Care

NALP hosts Workforce Summit, addresses labor crisis

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) recently hosted a Workforce Summit where they dedicated themselves to address the increasing labor shortage facing the green industry today.


February 23


Investment News

How to recruit and retain a diverse workforce

Diversity in the workforce is an important factor in the modern world, proving financial valuable across industries. Businesses must work to diversify their workforce through improving company culture and organizational practices.

February 24


The Herald-Palladium

More direct-care workers are leaving the sector than joining it

Direct-care workers, which includes personal-care aides, home-health aides, and nursing assistants, is a demanding and in-demand field with the Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting that by 2024 America will need about 1 million new jobs in the industry. Workers are currently leaving the field, however, largely due to low wages that do not reflect the amount of work being done.



Amazon’s Push to Augment Workforce with Automation is Pig in Industrial Robotics Python

With Amazon implementing AI into more of its global workforce, development in robotics and mechanics are booming.


The Berkshire Eagle

State’s Rapid Response team to host session to help Adams Big Y employees facing layoffs

A session held by the MassHire Berkshire Workforce Board, MassHire Career Center, and Rapid Response team is seeking to help local workers from the Big Y prepare for unemployment in March, due to the closing of the company.,565834


February 25



Clamor over SHRM Agenda Misses the Point

New agenda policy by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) includes a partnership called “Getting Talent Back to Work”. Working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Restaurant Association, and Koch Industries, the goal of this initiative is to “encourage companies to take a national pledge to hire workers with criminal backgrounds”.


The Independent (Massillon, OH)

NE Ohio manufacturers struggle with tight workforce

Studies by Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network (MAGNET) and Team Northeast Ohio indicate that the search for skilled workers and the desire to keep them on the payroll are main issues facing manufacturers.


WIBW News (Topeka, KS)

New Group Seeks to Grow Kansas Tech Industry’s Workforce

FlagshipKansas.Tech, a new group in Kansas, has formed to inform local residents about the state’s technology industry, with the goal being to grow the tech workforce and cultivate educational programs for technology companies across the state.


Education Dive

5 higher ed leaders tapped for Trump’s new workforce advisory board

Five higher ed leaders are among 25 members of industry, education and government appointed to the Trump administration's new American Workforce Policy Advisory Board. The higher ed picks are Scott Pulsipher, president of Western Governors University; Walter Bumphus, president and CEO of the American Association of Community Colleges; Jay Box, president of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System; Marianne Wanamaker, professor at the University of Tennessee; and Sheree Utash, president of WSU Tech.

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