How the 'Losers' in America’s Trade Policies Got Left Behind
The U.S. has not figured out how to help people whose jobs were outsourced overseas. Can the problem be solved?
Congress renews program for trade-impacted workers
Today, the House passed the Trade Adjustment Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2015, legislation to support training and employment services to workers who displaced by foreign trade. The measure will now go to the President’s desk for his signature.
Washington Update: Budget Edition
Check out this month’s Washington Update for an in-depth analysis of key workforce and education funding requests in President Obama’s FY 2016 budget request and details on new guidance from DOL on WIOA implementation.
President Obama’s 2016 Budget Invests in Skills
On February 2, President Obama unveiled his FY 2016 budget request, outlining the Administration’s spending priorities for federal programs. The budget proposes new investments in education and training, and enhanced support for existing programs.
Washington Update: the latest news in workforce development
NSC's Washington Updates offer the latest news on a range of federal policies that impact our nation’s efforts to develop a skilled workforce.
DOL announces final round of TAACCCT grantees
VP Biden, along with DOL Secretary Perez and DoEd Secretary Duncan, announced $450 million in grants to community colleges as part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant program.
DOL announces new job-driven grants.
The Department of Labor has announced the availability of $150 million for Job-Driven National Emergency Grants.
President, VP announce job-driven grants.
President Obama and Vice President Biden announced $550 million in grants to fund training partnerships between employers, community colleges and apprenticeship programs.
Webinar: Federal workforce policy update.
NSC hosts federal workforce policy webinar update covering items on Congress's 2014 workforce agenda including the Farm Bill, WIA reauthorization, extension of Emergency Unemployment Compensation, and other legislative issues.
Secretaries discuss TAACCCT in Michigan.
Today, the Secretaries of Labor and Education participated in a roundtable at Macomb Community College, which included the college’s president and former NSC Leadership Council member Jim Jacobs, to discuss the TAACCCT grant program.
Nov. jobs: Long-term unemployed still struggling.
The U.S. Department of Labor released the monthly jobs report for November. The U.S. economy added 203,000 net new jobs during the past month, but the number of long-term unemployed remains unchanged.
Congress has lengthy year-end to-do list.
The House returned to DC this week to a crowded agenda that includes a number of high-priority legislative items that it must act on by the end of 2013.
Shutdown’s impact on workforce development.
Here’s what we know about the federal government shutdown…
Third Round of TAACCCT Grants Announced
Secretary Perez announces third round of TAACCCT grants to provide workers the skills and credentials they need to compete for good-paying, middle-skilled jobs that employers are struggling to fill.