The Department of Labor’s Veteran Employment and Training Service (VETS) focuses on four key areas to support our nation’s veterans: (1) preparing veterans for meaningful careers; (2) providing them with employment resources and expertise; (3) protecting their employment rights; and, (4) promoting the employment of veterans and related training opportunities to employers across the country.
Expanded Presence on West Coast Will Support Work-Based Learning and Other Regional Initiatives
WIOA Advisory Committee Meeting Presentations and Public Testimony Available
The Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities, a key part of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), held its first meetingJanuary 22-23 in Washington, DC. Several panels of experts discussed various aspects of competitive integrated employment, and organizations and individuals gave public testimony. The panelists’ presentations and the public testimony are now available online.
With the release of President Obama’s 2016 budget proposal, the House of Representatives Veterans Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity called Teresa Gerton, deputy assistant secretary of labor for Veterans’ Employment and Training Service, to testify on Feb. 12 about the department’s veterans’ employment programs.
Here are several indications that the job market continues to improve — the unemployment rate is down nearly a full percentage point from one year ago and the economy has added more than three million jobs in that time. Issued on the heels of the monthly employment report, the Job Opening and Labor Turnover Survey — also known as JOLTS — often doesn’t get the attention it deserves.
The halls of Congress were a little busier than usual recently as a broad cross-section of organizations focused on expanding skills training in America descended on Washington. For Secretary Perez, the gatherings were opportunities to discuss what’s next for expanding opportunity and strengthening the middle class.
More than three-quarters of janitorial service companies investigated nationally by the Wage and Hour Division in the past two fiscal years did not pay low-wage workers fairly and legally for their labor. Of the division’s 1,221 janitorial industry investigations, 76 percent resulted in violations and led to the recovery of $7.9 million in unpaid wages for nearly 10,000 workers.
Veterans Employment Center (VEC): Within the eBenefits portal, the VEC is the Federal government’s single comprehensive online tool to provide transitioning service members, Reserve Component service members, veterans and their families with the tools to translate military skills into plain language and build a profile that can be shared – in real time – with employers.
Building off the momentum from the 2014 Free MUNI for Youth campaign, senior and disability rights advocates successfully organized and advocated for an expansion of the program to cover low and moderate income seniors and people with disabilities.
WIOA Advisory Committee Holds First Meeting
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy Kathy Martinez gave welcoming remarks at the first meeting of the Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities, a key part of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).
This tool developed for the U.S. Department of Education is designed for multiple audiences. The Lesson Planning Checklist is a customizable tool that can be used for lesson planning and reflecting on the extent to which employability skills are being taught.
Connecting with Families: Supporting Postsecondary Success of Young Adults with Disabilities — National Online Dialogue: January 26 — February 6
Families continue to play an important role as their youth transition to adulthood. All youth, including those with disabilities, are more likely to become successful adults when they have ongoing family support. The Office of Disability Employment Policy is sponsoring a National Online Dialogue for family members of young adults with disabilities in postsecondary academic and workforce/vocational training settings.
In April 2014, Vice President Joe Biden announced the launch of the Registered Apprenticeship College Consortium, a national network of post-secondary institutions, employers, unions and associations that is creating opportunities for apprentices to further their education and earn an undergraduate degree.
Resolving to Expect the Best – Assistant Secretary Martinez’s Blog
The importance of high expectations for youth with disabilities was the theme of a January 16 blog post by Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy Kathy Martinez.
The U.S. Department of Labor (Department or DOL) is sponsoring a study to help policymakers and program administrators understand the level of accessibility of American Job Centers (AJCs) for individuals with disabilities. T
Jobs for the Future works to design and drive the adoption of education and career pathways leading from college readiness to career advancement for those struggling to succeed in today’s economy.
A CLASP brief highlighting six promising programs that show how career pathway bridges help lower-skilled students move farther and faster along college and career paths through dual enrollment in linked basic skills and occupational certificate courses.
A Community College Virtual Symposium brief describes recent approaches to bridge programs and explores promising practices that contextualize and/or integrate instruction and strengthen student support and transition services to improve students’ rates of postsecondary transition and completion.
Are you a Veteran with a severe service-connected disability that affects your mobility? Do you know someone who is?
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