Archive for February, 2015

Career Navigation Report + Webinar 3/4/15

Career Navigation Report + Webinar 3/4/15

February 12, 2015

Seattle Jobs Initiative is pleased to present our latest report on career navigation as well as share an opportunity to participate in our March 4th webinar featuring presenters from SJI, The Aspen Institute’s Workforce Strategies Initiative, Capital IDEA, and WorkLife Partnership — see registration details below!

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Workforce development strategies that offer career navigation have spread across the country in recent years. Community colleges, community based organizations, intermediaries, WIBs, labor unions, and others provide services to help their workers to ...

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Beyond the Headlines — The Decline of On-the-Job Training

Figure 1, below, developed by the Wall Street Journal (1), depicts the U.S. “hiring gap” from the end of the Great Recession through last spring. The growing gap between the number of job openings and the number of hires shows that although millions remain unemployed and job opportunities have become increasingly abundant, employers have been slow to hire.  Many commentators have placed the blame for this on the “skills gap”, presenting evidence that employers simply cannot find employees with the ...

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