Category: Businesses and employers

National Apprenticeship Week 2019

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National Apprenticeship Week highlights the impact that apprenticeship programs have on addressing the U.S. skills gap and preparing the American workforce for the jobs of today and tomorrow.

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Need to post job openings? Try your state job bank

Job banks offer an easily accessible online location for organizations to post job openings, and job seekers to search and apply for open positions.

Posting your job openings on online job boards can get your positions in front of high numbers of job seekers.

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Coming soon: redesigned Advanced Manufacturing Competency Model

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Global Industry Association Takes the Lead to Redesign Advanced Manufacturing Competency Model and Develop the First Semiconductor Model

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It’s National Hire a Veteran Day

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A reminder to employers that veterans bring proven skills, experiences, and leadership qualities to the workplace.

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Find an apprenticeship!

Apprenticeship.gov is a new one-stop source for “all things apprenticeship.”

The site features an Apprenticeship Finder that makes it easier for job seekers to find apprenticeship opportunities, often in high-skilled, high-paying careers.

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Building career pathways

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CareerOneStop is at the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Workforce Development Institute in New Orleans this week. This year’s conference is focused on “Exploring Intersections” and examining the ways that community college workforce and economic development efforts require collaboration

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Mentoring makes a difference

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Is the impulse to help others an innate human trait?

Helping others through mentoring is beneficial for both mentors and mentees, and has been around as long as human relationships have existed.

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Over 50 and overqualified?

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The job market is improving for older workers, but many still deal with the concern that they may appear overqualified to a prospective employer.

Mount a defensive against this assumption by putting yourself in the employer’s shoes.

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Build an inclusive work culture

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If you work for one of the many employers that want to create a more inclusive workplace, but lack the knowledge or creativity to come up with ideas, take advantage of some recommendations from the experts.

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How to create effective job descriptions

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Are you ready to expand your workforce? Or maybe hire your very first staff person?

A well-written job description is one of the most important documents you’ll use in recruiting and managing your employees.

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