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Program Identifies and Trains Low-Wage Workers for Skilled JobsThe Charlottesville (Va.) Works Initiative matches low-wage workers to jobs, provides support services and steers participants toward necessary training. It's a program the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce created in partnership with Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) to create a talent pipeline and jobs in the area.
Construction Jobs on the Rise, Despite Chronic Labor ShortageConstruction employment in January 2017 hit its highest level since the Great Recession, though the industry continues to suffer from a severe labor shortage, lack of projects and a growing skills gap. The growth of the Millennial workforce in particular has caused employers to re-examine the benefits and culture they offer.
Employers Expect Interns to Show Up with SkillsEmployers are looking to hire interns ready for work on Day 1, with specific job skills already in hand, according to new data from Burning Glass Technologies, a labor market analytics firm.
Need Employees with Up-to-Date Skills? Use Up-to-Date Training Getting employees to make time for learning and development (L&D) is challenging for L&D professionals, according to a new report from LinkedIn.
Apprenticeships Provide Skills Needed for Hard-to-Fill Health JobsApprenticeships are typically associated with construction and manufacturing jobs, but they can also provide the skills needed for a wide range of hard-to-fill health care jobs.
Measuring ROI Leads to Better Apprenticeship ProgramsOrganizations that use apprenticeships to recruit and train employees in a cost-effective way are discovering an impressive return on investment (ROI), which can be even greater when detailed data is collected and used to evaluate the program.
Apprentices Value Hands-On Work-Based LearningSelena Elekovic, a high school senior in Colorado, assembles machinery at Mikron Technology Inc., where she also sets up the machinery's alignment and timing for the Swiss manufacturer's facility in Denver.
The SHRM Leading Indicators of National Employment® (LINE®) Monthly Report
Job Market at a Glance
Unemployment rate in January 2017
Jobs created in January 2017
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
The New Talent Landscape: Recruiting Difficulty and Skills Shortages
This report examines recruiting difficulty and skills shortages in the United States as well as recruiting and training strategies organizations use to address these challenges.
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