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Region 1 ETA's One Stop conference, "One-Stop Strategies in a New Economy — Putting the Front Line First," will take place June 1 - 3, 2010 in downtown Providence, Rhode Island, targeting One-Stop front line staff and managers.
 
The current economy has required the public workforce system to provide a broad range of services to customers in greater numbers and from more diverse backgrounds. As front line responders in this economic downturn, One-Stop staff has been instrumental in assisting members of their community to connect to jobs, training, and/or other services to help them bridge the gap between old jobs and new careers.  Come hear from workforce development experts on leveraging resources, developiong partnerships, and providing quality service in these challenges times! 

Link to Conference Materials:
 
Don't forget to register for this exciting conference.  Completed registrations are to be submitted to Cathy Lovely (617 788-0101 or lovely.cathy@dol.gov
 
Hope to see you there!
 
Workshare, also known as, Short Term Compensation is and has been a national topic of conversation.  While Congress thinks over Unemployment Insurance Modernization, states are moving forward with passing Workshare laws in their own states.  New Hampshire sent a Workshare bill to the Governor last week and was signed today!  New Hampshire's Governor Lynch proposed Workshare as a component of a three-part plan to help New Hampshire citizens get back to work called, New Hampshire Working.  Workshare is a great way to prevent layoffs by keeping employees on the payroll part-time, while those impacted employees receive unemployment compensation to compensate them for the lost hours and wages.  Employers are able to keep operations going, employees aren't impacted by lost wages or layoffs, and trust fund loses are ameliorated.  It's a win-win! 
 
New Hampshire isn't the only state considering and implementing workshare.  Colorado is moving forward on a workshare bill too and I'm sure they will not be the last.      

The Center for Labor Market Studies will be hosting an informal seminar on Dislocated Worker Problems in the Northeast Region and the Search for Workforce Development Solutions.  Our first goal is to present research findings on the dislocated worker population in our region and each of the individual states, their re-employment and earnings problems, and the effectiveness of past alternative programs designed to serve them. We will to have an active, participatory discussion on innovative approaches to dislocated worker problems both here in the Northeast and across the nation and on current efforts to evaluate dislocated worker programs at the state and local area.

 

This seminar will be on May 26th at Northeastern University in 450 Dodge Hall (building #43 on the attached campus map) it will begin at 9:00 am and end around 3:30 pm.  

 

Please RSVP to Sheila Palma (s.palma@neu.edu) or (617) 373-2242 by Wednesday, May 19th.  Also feel free to contact Sheila with any questions.

 

 

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