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Workforce News Sept. 2- 5

Friday, September 6, 2019   (0 Comments)
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September 2

Morning Journal (Lisbon, Ohio) (@Morning_Journal)

SOD shifts focus on growing workforce development program

Deannne Johnson 

A senior leader with the Sustainable Opportunity Development center in Salem, Ohio announced a critical partnership with the county’s Port Authority that will positively influence it’s growing workforce development program. The newly implemented workforce program made its debut in November of 2018, thusly creating an increasing amount of opportunity for both companies and skilled workforce in the area. The executive director continued the exciting news by outlining the shared mission of both participating partners,  and detailed a strong vision for the future of workforce development in the region.



September 4

Dothan Eagle (Dothan, Alabama) (@dothaneagle)

Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce, Southeast AlabamaWorks! Awards local businesses for leading workforce development

Jeremy Wise

DACC officials and AlabamaWorks! Leaders recognized four small local businesses in Dothan Alabama for investing heavily in and creating a skilled workforce. Each of the companies earned a trophy and recognition in an inaugural awards presentation. Leaders from the joyous occasion outlined how critical workforce development programs are in both small and large communities alike. Representatives are hoping to set a precedent with this event by encouraging more local enterprises to invest in and resurrect a thriving workforce for the area.


Modern Machine Shop (Houston, Texas) (@MMSOnline)

Leading Automation Company hosts free workforce development event in Houston

Jedd Cole (@mms_jeddcole)

One of the Nation’s leading automotive companies, Mitsubishi Electric collaborated with local Houston organizations to conduct a training and workforce development program targeting young people, students, and the formerly incarcerated. The company developed a workforce development program out of the need to target and train an untapped population in the vast world of technology. In conclusion to the one-day event, Mitsubishi granted a CNC Specialist Certification to those who completed the free program. The Mayor of the city, Sylvester Turner went on record stating, “Thanks to Mitsubishi Electric for investing in young people and providing highly specialized computer training.”


Forbes (@Forbes)

As the Workforce Transforms, creativity Takes Priority

Cameron Conaway (CameronConaway)

Forbes publishes an insightful article that explains the conversation around the naturally shifting workforce from labor to technology. The article continues to explain the benefits of this emerging shift by outlining leading skills that capitalizes off of the change. Creativity is the most sought-after soft skill that employers look for in today’s workforce market. 



September 5 

Oswego County News Now (Oswego, New York)

New Workforce Development Center Opening Today

Eddie Velazquez 

There’s a new inspiring workforce development center that is opening its doors today in Oswego County. The Inspire Center will host a cutting-edge workforce development program for jobseekers in the area. City officials and community organizers celebrate its grand opening by providing exciting reviews for the upcoming program. (@4constructuctpros)

Celebrating September as Workforce Development Month

Kimberly Hegeman 

The focus for most leading construction companies has always been around workforce development, due to the ever-increasing labor needs. Luckily enough, the month of September is popularly known as Workforce development month. The industry is taking heed of this month to place an emphasis on the growing business.

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