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    Business Engagement Collaborative
    Posted On: 1/9/2018

    As we know, OJT and other work-based learning programs can be valuable business engagement activities. ETA developed this OJT Toolkit  for the public workforce system to support development of an OJT work-based learning/training strategy utilizing WIOA resources. The Toolkit offers a main section on Policies and Procedures, as well as additional program-related forms to help implement an OJT strategy to support businesses and job seekers.

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    Business Engagement Collaborative
    Posted On: 12/12/2017

    Are you an expert in Rapid Response, business engagement, or sector strategies? Have you always wanted to be a published author? Got a great story to tell, and think your peers might benefit from your experiences?

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    Business Engagement Collaborative
    Posted On: 10/19/2017

    We are thrilled to announce new functionality in WorkforceGPS--peer-to-peer chat! You've been asking for this feature, and we are happy to be able to deliver it to you.

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    Business Engagement Collaborative
    Posted On: 7/18/2017

    Are you a workforce or economic development professional, educator, or business leaders from around the country interested in contributing to the success of businesses?

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    Business Engagement Collaborative
    Posted On: 1/19/2017

      This confidential survey is part of a national research study funded by Business U, Inc. to determine the current methods that the workforce development system stakeholders and system partners (comprised of workforce development, economic development, education, and business-facing organizations) are using to meet the requirements and expectations for business engagement as articulated through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

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    Business Engagement Collaborative
    Posted On: 9/15/2016

    SEPT. 6, 2016 — The Business Dynamics Statistics provide annual statistics on establishments, firm startups, and job creation and loss from 1976 to 2014 by firm size, firm age, industrial sector, state and metropolitan statistical area. These statistics provide snapshots of current and historical U.S. entrepreneurial activity, plus geographic and industry detail about where jobs are being created and lost in the U.S. economy.

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    Business Engagement Collaborative
    Posted On: 8/29/2016

    From NBC News, Yakima, WA HELENA, Mont. – Governor Steve Bullock today announced that he has activated the Department of Labor and Industry’s Rapid Response Unit to provide resources, training and information to Montanans impacted by the recent closure of the Yellowstone River. The Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission last week closed the river to all recreational activity between Gardiner and Laurel due to the contagious spread of a microscopic parasite killing thousands of fish.

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    Business Engagement Collaborative
    Posted On: 8/2/2016

    Governor Hassan Announces Grants for Eight New Hampshire Companies to Train 446 Workers –Building on her efforts to strengthen New Hampshire’s workforce and support innovative, job-creating businesses, Governor Maggie Hassan announced that eight Granite State companies have received job training grants to help train 446 workers. The grants for July total $162,889, and the companies contributed matching funds to bring the total amount for training workers in new skills to $339,437.

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    Business Engagement Collaborative
    Posted On: 7/5/2016

    As many of you have likely heard, the WIOA regulations were posted to the Employment & Training Administration’s website on June 30. We’ll be posting quite a bit of content in this blog over the coming weeks and months, and we hope you will share your reactions, questions, and experiences with the new requirements with regard to Rapid Response, business engagement, and layoff aversion in the discussions.

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    Business Engagement Collaborative
    Posted On: 5/24/2016

    Commerce Department Release Data Providing U.S. Firms in 19 Industry Sectors with Assessment of Top Export Opportunities