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Issue 42
Upcoming Larry Robbin Workshops

CALIFORNIA WORKFORCE ASSOCIATION WORKCON ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Special preconference session



GEOGRAPHIC SOLUTIONS WORKFORCE CONFERENCE

How to Improve Retention in Career Pathways and Training! The Essential Elements of Successful Reentry Programs!

For $100 off on your registration for this conference, put Robbin2019 in the space when you are asked "how did you hear about this conference?" The discount will be reflected on your invoice.

CASAS CONFERENCE



NATIONAL YOUTH EMPLOYMENT COALITION

Oakland, CA

May 30 and 31



Larry Robbin Training Topics

Larry trains on more than 300 topics. This list features some of the most requested workshops. Click here for the list of training topics. If you do not see what you need, please contact Larry to see if he trains on that subject. Larry trains onsite, by telephone or by webinar.

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FREE WEBINAR!

THE RADAR APPROACH TO JOB RETENTION FOR PEOPLE
IN REENTRY

Presented By Larry Robbin

This is a recording I did of a webinar about improving the job retention of people in reentry. Much of the information applies to other populations as well. The partners that made the webinar possible were the California Workforce Investment Board, the Flintridge Center and the California Labor Federation. 


To access the webinar, click here.


STRATEGIES FOR STRENGTHENING COLLABORATION BETWEEN 
HOMELESS SERVICES AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SYSTEMS

This excellent report from the Heartland Alliance identifies the gaps between organizations serving people who are homeless and workforce development systems. It goes on to make important recommendations about how these systems can partner to help people who are homeless become successfully employed.

HANDLING EMPLOYMENT GAPS ON THE RESUME

Employment gaps on a resume are a barrier to employment, but there are things you can do to help minimize their impact.


For the article on employment gaps click here.


DON'T MISS THE NATIONAL YOUTH EMPLOYMENT COALITION
CONVENING IN OAKLAND CA ON MAY 30 AND 31!

The National Youth Employment Coalition is the leading organization for youth employment programs across the country.  This convening, All Youth Working: A Forum on Engagement and Inclusion, will show you the best practices in the field that will take your work with youth to the next level of success!  I will be facilitating a conversation on the topic How to Help Youth with Disabilities Increase Their Vocational Self-Efficacy.  Don't miss this event!


For information about National Youth Employment Coalition and the convening, go to  http://www.nyec.org .

BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT RESOURCES

This link will take you to the Department of Labor's website on business engagement. It is full of all kinds of helpful information on this topic.


For the website, click here.

RESOURCES TO HELP YOUR PROGRAM
WORK WITH SURVIVORS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING

The United Nations defines human trafficking as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation. Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labor or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs. There are hundreds of thousands of survivors of human trafficking in the United States. Here is a link to some important information about how to work with survivors.

WHAT JOB SEEKERS AND YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT
HOW EMPLOYERS CHECK OUT PEOPLE ONLINE

You already know most employers do online checks of applicants. But you probably do not know how deep these searches go, what employers find and how they evaluate it and why so many people are rejected at this early stage of the job search process. This is a comprehensive must read report so you can help your job seekers manage their online reputation and get more interviews and job offers. To read the report click here.

HOW DO YOU REACH A REAL PERSON FOR ONLINE JOB SEARCH?

How do find the right person to connect with in a company and how can you get their email address? This informative article will answer those questions and provide new ideas for successful online job search efforts. Click here for the article.

NEW PATHWAYS TO EMPLOYMENT
FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

The Disability Employment Initiative is a national project designed to work on innovative strategies to help people with disabilities succeed in the labor market.  There are a lot of interesting best practice ideas in this resource page about the DEI.


 HOW COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATIONS CAN
CONNECT YOUNG PEOPLE TO APPRENTICESHIPS

One of the best strategies for helping young people get on career pathways that will lead them to rewarding work and self-sufficiency is to connect them with apprenticeships.  But many community based organizations working with young adults are still focusing on jobs and not apprenticeships.  This report will show you how to make the young adult apprenticeship connection work for your program.  Click here for the report.

61 WAYS TO ACCESS THE HIDDEN JOB MARKET
WITHOUT USING SOCIAL MEDIA!

We all know that the vast majority of job openings are filled in the hidden job market where people make connections with employers before these jobs go public.  Social media is one way that is frequently mentioned as a strategy for gaining access to the hidden job market, but it is only one way to get into that market.  This interesting article lists 61 creative ways to access the hidden job market without using social media.  Every job seeker should add these strategies to their job search activity. Click here for the article

 
LEARNING ABOUT WHAT WORKS USING NEW STRATEGIES
TO IMPROVE EMPLOYMENT OUTCOMES FOR LOW INCOME POPULATIONS

Through its Human Capital Innovation Fund (HCIF), the Capital One Foundation invested in five workforce organizations testing new strategies that would enhance their ability to position low-income individuals for employment.  This report will be of interest to funders, policy makers and the management and direct service staff of all types of workforce programs serving low income populations. 
 


WHAT HAS LARRY BEEN UP TO LATELY?

Here are a few of the training and consulting sessions I have been doing lately:
 
Training for the Inland Empire region in California
  • The Case Management Skill Builder for Youth
  • How to Teach People to Think Like Employers
  • The Captain and Coach Approach to Case Management
Training for the San Diego Workforce Development Board
  • Motivational Interviewing! The Key to Unlocking the Potential of Your Job Seekers!
Training for the Los Angeles County Workforce Development Board
  • Are You Talking Like Businesses Think? How to Get the Private Sector to Use Your Hiring and Rapid Response Services!
Training for the Santa Ana, Orange County and Anaheim Workforce Development Boards
  • Are You Working in the WIOA Way?
  • From Corrections to Careers!
Training at the California Labor Federation Conference
  • How to Make Your Organization Youth Competent!
  • How to Improve Retention in Training, Apprenticeships and Career Pathways!
Management Consulting Sessions
  • New Door Ventures - Best Practices for New Program Developments
  • The Bread Project - How to Go From Placement, to Partnership to Champion Relationships with Employers
  • Opportunity Junction - How to Reduce Stress, Burnout and Compassion Fatigue in Your Organization
  • Job Train - Ongoing management consulting sessions with the Executive Director Barrie Hathaway
Sonoma County Workforce Development Board
  • Is Your Workforce Program the State-of-the-Art?
  • How to Improve Business Services
  • Improving Collaboration and Services in an America's Job Center
Want more information about any of these sessions so you can bring them to your program either through onsite sessions or webinars?  Email 
larry@larryrobbin.com and let's talk about how to turn your program challenges into success stories!


 
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