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Issue 41
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March 5-7, 2019

Make Your Program a Magnet!  How to Improve Retention in Career Pathways, Training and Apprenticeship!

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Larry Robbin Training Topics

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BUILDING BRIDGES TO EMPLOYMENT FOR THE HARD-TO-EMPLOY

This brief report outlines the best practices used in Iowa to close the gap on employment for the hard-to-employ.  It has some great best practice ideas that you can put into your work.




27 OF THE MOST BIZARRE, DIFFICULT AND REAL 
INTERVIEW QUESTIONS YOU CAN IMAGINE!

During today's tough interview process, almost any can be thrown your way, so you need to be prepared for  anything . To help, here are 27 jobs with   tough interview questions  to give you a better sense of the tough, strange and unexpected questions that can be asked in any job interview in any industry. How would you answer these?   Click here for the questions.


WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES TO HELP 
PEOPLE WHO ARE INCARCERATED AND THOSE IN REENTRY

This page of resources from the National Institute of Corrections has reports, videos and a wide variety of information geared toward helping people navigate their way into the world of work.  One of the resources is a downloadable CD-ROM to help people learn how to fill out online applications.




EFFECTIVE JOB DEVELOPMENT  STRATEGIES FOR WORKING WITH THE CHRONICALLY UNEMPLOYED

This report is filled with helpful strategies for people that provide job development and business services for hard-to-employ populations.


WHERE ARE THE JOB OPPORTUNITIES
FOR PEOPLE WITH HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMAS?

Contrary to popular opinion, jobs for people with high school diplomas are one of the fastest growing parts of the labor market. While many of them are low paying, not every job at this level is a low salary position. Check out this information about this part of the labor market.


THOUGHT PROVOKING PAPERS ON
NEW STRATEGIES FOR WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT IN THIS ERA

Steven L. Dawson is a brilliant workforce development thought leader.  He has written a series of six opinion briefs on front line job-quality issues, called the Pinkerton Papers. The Pinkerton Foundation is the largest funder of workforce programs for young adults in New York City.  The papers have spurred widespread debate and discussion among people in the workforce field, funders, policy makers and others.  In the papers Dawson presents some innovative ideas about the future direction of workforce development particularly as it pertains to low wage workers.  To access the papers, click here. 



BIG WOMEN'S WAGE GAP IN THE NONPROFIT SECTOR

While there is a lot of discussion about wage disparity in the for profit business world, very little has been said about this issue in the nonprofit sector.  Female CEOs in the nonprofit world are still being paid less than their male counterparts. In fact, the bigger the organization, the bigger that pay gap. While women leaders make roughly 8% less than male leaders at groups with a budget of $250,000 or less, the disparity widens to 25% for groups at the $25 million or higher level, according to a recent GuideStar report.   Check out this article on this issue.


WHY EDUCATION ALONE WILL NOT SOLVE INCOME INEQUALITY

Education is often presented as the antidote to the problem of income inequality.  In this thought provoking article, the author argues that while education is a good thing, it will not solve income inequality.  This is important food for thought for anyone working on issues of education, careers and income mobility.  What do you think about this issue?


SEVEN TIPS FOR MAKING THE MOST OF
WORKING THE GIG ECONOMY

Many people are working in the gig economy by choice or due to a lack of other better opportunities.  It is important you help people working in the gig economies learn strategies for making the best of this situation.  This article has some great tips for gig workers.  Click here for the article.


SHOULD YOU DUMP THE TRADITIONAL COVER LETTER?

For many, the cover letter has become a throwback to a bygone era. The common theory: no one bothers to read anymore. But an awesome cover letter still opens doors. And there are still some companies out there that require them. So maybe it's time to dump the traditional cover letter? And then use these seven cover letter tips to help you create the perfect contemporary introduction. Click here for the article.


 
WHAT CAN SMALL BUSINESSES DO TO BECOME
MORE INCLUSIVE WITH THE HIRING OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES?

When it comes to ensuring a workplace inclusive of the skills and talents of people with disabilities, not all businesses may know where to start.  Small Business & Disability Employment: Steps to Success  provides a path, outlining effective strategies for recruiting and retaining qualified people with disabilities as well as ways business associations can help their members understand the value disability diversity adds to their workplaces and communities.  Anyone working with people with disabilities and employers will want this information in their business services toolkit.





 
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