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    Posted 1/29/2018 7:16 PM by Jeff Ryan

    In our last entry we covered 682.330(a), which describes the layoff aversion requirement. This post will cover 682.330(b)-(e); these 4 sub-paragraphs appear in the WIOA regulations largely unchanged from how they were in WIA; let’s take a deeper look at each of these.

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    Posted 1/23/2018 4:28 PM by Jeff Ryan
    In our previous entries we discussed the required elements of Rapid Response under WIOA 682.330. Section 682.340 identifies additional activities that may be undertaken as part of the Rapid Response program. 
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    Posted 1/23/2018 4:25 PM by Jeff Ryan

    In our last entry we covered 682.330(b)-(e). This post covers 682.330(f)-(k), the remaining paragraphs under 682.330; let’s take a deeper look at each of these.

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    Posted 12/12/2017 5:18 PM by Jeff Ryan
    One of the primary goals of the Business Engagement Collaborative is to connect folks in the business engagement, Rapid Response, and sector strategies communities to the voices and ideas of your peers across the country.  One way we can do this is to feature guest authors on our blogs. If you are interested in being profiled and guest blogging on our site, please email Jeff Ryan
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    Posted 11/7/2017 7:50 PM by Jeff Ryan

    Now let’s take some time to talk about those activities that are required to be carried out with Rapid Response funds, per section 682.330. We developed this section of the regulation from three sources: activities that were previously only discussed in guidance and through technical assistance; elements that were required under WIA, and elements that were previously allowable, but which are now required.

  • Posted 10/24/2017 9:32 PM by Jeff Ryan

    Now that we’ve defined Rapid Response, and discussed its purpose, let’s take a look at when, or under what circumstances, Rapid Response MUST be delivered.



  • Posted 10/24/2017 9:30 PM by Jeff Ryan

    Rapid Response is a unique program, and has a number of attributes that make it incredibly valuable. When writing the regulations under WIOA, we knew we needed to ensure a few things:

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    Posted 7/19/2017 6:25 PM by Jeff Ryan

    Now that we have addressed the question of who has the responsibility for carrying out Rapid Response activities, let’s jump into one of the areas of the WIOA regulations that are much more comprehensive than under WIA: layoff aversion.

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    Posted 7/18/2017 6:42 PM by Jeff Ryan

    For the first blog in this series on business engagement, let’s start by attempting to develop a common definition for business engagement. After that, we will talk a bit about why active business engagement efforts are so critical for the workforce system and our partners, and look at some of the critical elements of successful business engagement programs.

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    Posted 7/14/2017 7:36 PM by Jeff Ryan
    One of the more tricky terms we use in the workforce development world is “business engagement.” Business engagement is tricky in several ways: it is largely undefined, there are many different interpretations of what it is and what it entails, who should participate, how it can be funded, how to measure success, and much more.