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House Hearing on Trade Adjustment Assistance

The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade met to discuss reauthorization of the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program. Stakeholders testified on the pros and cons of the program that aims to help workers who have lost their jobs or had their hours cut significantly due to increases in foreign trade and imports.  WorkED Consulting was among the witnesses who  made recommendations for improving the program. TAA funding was to expire at the end of June 2021 with congressional action.  (Bishop’s testimony starts at 35:17.)

Skills training for a fast-changing economy — interview with Mason Bishop

AEI Brent Orrell and WorkED Consulting’s Mason Bishop review a different kind of community college program that might be more beneficial to employers and students alike.

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Addressing the Employment Challenge: The Use of Postsecondary Noncredit Training in Skills Development

This report illustrates the variation in levels of coordination and integration found in state WIOA systems including 3 state examples, Virginia, Utah and Kentucky.

Americans Face Crisis of Going Back to Work When the Economy Reopens

By: Brent Orrell and Mason Bishop The United States economy has been in shock amid the coronavirus crisis. More than 30 million people are unemployed…

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Analysis of CARES Act Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

To assist businesses and governors, WorkEd has issued a memorandum outlining important components of the guidance and providing an avenue for states to process applications and get benefits issued. This is already being distributed in a number of states, and I hope it helps self-employed workers get assistance quickly.

Building A More Responsive Workforce System

In the Hardly Working episode, “The Building Blocks of the Federal Workforce System,” Brent Orrell and I discuss the history and efficacy of the federal…

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Campaigning After Coronavirus: What Will The 2020 Elections Look Like?

Arizonans will be casting their ballots in August’s primary elections, and then again in November when the general election rolls around. However, there are a lot of questions about how they’ll work and what it’ll look like. Listen to conversation with KJZZ host Mark Brodie.

Follow-Up on DOL Apprenticeship Grant Webinars

Thank you for joining the NIMS-WorkED Scaling Apprenticeships Through Sector-Based Strategies Webinars on Monday, August 13 and Tuesday, August 14. Please click here for a copy of the…

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