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Issue 34
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Larry Robbin workshops at the National Association of Job Training Assistance 35th Annual Conference

1. Is Your Workforce Program the State-of-the-Art?


 

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.

DOES YOUR PROGRAM NEED MORE MONEY?


In addition to money, how about business volunteers, joint projects with employers, donations of equipment, connections with more businesses etc.?  The answer is an obvious yes!  These are types of things you can get when you develop a strategic plan for taking your relationships with private sector businesses from placement, to partnership and on to champion levels of relationships.  At the champion level, businesses will give you money.  Many other benefits will also come to your program because of this close relationship you have developed. 

SIXTEEN TYPES OF JOBS THAT ARE
AVAILABLE IN THE MARIJUANA INDUSTRY


The legalization of marijuana is a controversial subject.  I am not wading in on the pro and con arguments.  The reality is as marijuana becomes legal in more places, it does open up a wide range of legal job and career opportunities in those communities.  You may be surprised at some of them.  To learn more about the types of work connected with the marijuana industry, click here.

JOB INTERVIEW TV SHOW

There is a new television show that features people being interviewed by employers.  I think this will be of interest to you and your job seekers.  The show is on Wednesdays, at 10 PM ET/PT on CNBC.  Here is the link to past episodes of the show click here.


ARE YOU IN OR NEAR DENVER, NEW ORLEANS, SEATTLE, PORTLAND, LOS ANGELES, CHICAGO, LAS VEGAS, NASHVILLE OR MEMPHIS?

These are a few of the places I will be traveling to this year.  If you are close to one of these locations and would like to explore having me train and/or consult you're your organization, please email me at larry@larryrobbin.com.  I train and consult on more than 300 topics so there is plenty to choose from for your organization.  For more information about my training and consulting services go to www.LarryRobbin.com.  I only have one or two dates available in these locations, so you should get in touch with me ASAP to reserve your date.  The dates will be filled soon after this newsletter goes out.  I look forward to working with you at your program and turning your program challenges into success stories!


DO YOU WANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUTH, REENTRY, DISABILITY, IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES, VETERANS, JOB SEARCH, CAREERS,  BEST PRACTICES, POLICY AND ALMOST EVERY OTHER TOPIC  RELATED TO WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT?

If the answer is yes, you should check out the over 300 articles in the back issues of this newsletter on my website.  You can quickly scroll through the topics and check out the ones that interest you.  While you are on the website, make sure to check out the Resource Section and download the free job seeker handouts!  To get to the back issues of the newsletter, click here.  

THE BENEFITS OF DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS TO EMPLOYERS
MUST READING FOR PEOPLE WORKING TO INCREASE JOB, INTERNSHIPS AND  WORK EXPERIENCE OPPORTUNITIES FOR JOB SEEKERS WITH DISABILITIES

We often talk about the benefits of accommodations to job seekers.  The results of this study consistently showed that the benefits employers receive from making workplace accommodations are good for their profit margin.  Employers reported that providing accommodations resulted in such benefits as retaining valuable employees, improving productivity and morale, reducing workers' compensation and training costs, and improving company diversity. These benefits were typically obtained with no or low costs.  




HOW TO AVOID JOB SEARCH BURNOUT

One of the most prevalent and under addressed barriers to employment is job search burnout.  Job search is filled with rejection, depression and stress.  As the job search goes on, these things take their toll and people job hunt less and less.  It does not take long before people are not doing much job search and filling the time with other more enjoyable activities.  This issue has an impact on all kinds of job seekers and we need strategies to help people deal with this issue.  Click here to go to my LinkedIn article on this topic.

THE FUTURE OF JOBS AND JOB TRAINING
CAN TECHNOLOGY DO YOUR JOB BETTER THAN YOU CAN?

Machines are eating humans' jobs talents. Moreover, it is not just about jobs that are repetitive and low-skill. Automation, robotics, algorithms and artificial intelligence (AI) in recent times have shown they can do equal or sometimes even better work than humans who are  dermatologists,
insurance claims adjusterslawyersseismic testers in oil fieldssports journalists and  financial reporterscrew members on guided-missile destroyerspsychological testersretail salespeople, and  border patrol agents.  How long will it be before workforce development professionals are replaced by technology?  Some people argue that this shift will eliminate some jobs, but overall create more new jobs.  Others see the impact being a net loss of job opportunities.  Everyone in workforce development should be educated about these trends that are happening right now in the world of work.  To read a comprehensive and insightful report on this topic, click here.


ONLINE BUT DISCONNECTED YOUNG ADULTS EXPERIENCES WITH ONLINE APPLICATIONS

A minimum wage job with a fast food franchise or a retailer may be short on glamour and pay, but is typically the first rung on the ladder of lifetime employment. National chains now recruit most entry-level workers online, many with applications that include a battery of personality-related questions. These pre-employment personality assessments have become a major obstacle to employment of young adults.

As applications migrated online, employment and training organizations reported that young jobseekers in New York City were finding it more difficult to be hired. JobsFirstNYC began an in-depth investigation documenting the impact of pre-employment personality assessments.  



TAPPING INTO THE POWER OF NEURODIVERSITY

Neurodiversity.   It is a term that is increasingly familiar to those in the workforce diversity and inclusion sphere, and for good reason. It is about the strategic integration of people with neurological disabilities into all workplaces, and its practice can yield exceptional results for both employers and employees, including those on the autism spectrum.  Years ago, employers often hired people with disabilities for altruistic, charitable reasons, believing it was "the right thing to do." Later, when the disability and inclusion movement emerged, employers began to appreciate bottom line benefits from embracing disability as diversity. Today's increased focus on neurodiversity indicates even further progress on the part of employers-and refreshingly, it is all about skills.


MANAGEMENT CORNER
HOW THE CREATIVE USE OF DATA CAN IMPROVE YOUR OUTCOMES!

The Corporation for a Skilled Workforce and the Workforce Benchmarking Network   released a report, Learning To Thrive: How Data Can Fuel Better Workforce Development Results - Lessons From The Twin Cities Benchmarking Initiative .  The Twin Cities Benchmarking Initiative involved 20 workforce development organizations, three years, two primary funders, and one intermediary organization. Its activities included a program outcomes data survey "benchmarking" organizations' program outcomes against national averages, peer learning events, and individualized technical assistance. The initiative generated improvements in specific performance measures or short-term process milestones that each organization deemed core to their mission and priorities.  To read the report click here.


RESOURCE ROUNDUP
NATIONAL CENTER ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND DISABILITY

Unfortunately, people with disabilities are highly over represented in the numbers of people who have been arrested and convicted.  This helpful resource focuses on the intersection of disability and the legal system.  It has a lot of helpful information for disability programs, reentry programs and the workforce system as a whole.  




TWO HELPFUL REPORTS FOR WORKFORCE PROGRAMS
WORKING WITH IMMIGRANTS AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS

If your organization serves immigrants and/or English language learners, you will want to check out these two very helpful reports.


IMPROVING IMMIGRANT ACCESS TO WORKFORCE SERVICES


SERVING ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER (ELL) POPULATIONS
USING BEST PRACTICES AND MODEL PARTNERSHIPS



HERE COMES THE SUN!!
SOLAR SOLAR SOLAR

The Solar Network website has a lot of useful information for employers, job seekers, people who run solar training programs and anyone interested in the solar energy field.  Click here for their website.


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