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TeenForce opens new branches, adds career mentors and refines outcomes measurement

Aug 13, 2014 No Comments by

As it begins its fifth year in business, TeenForce in San Jose is opening two new branches to serve additional low-income and foster youth in Silicon Valley. Led by John Hogan, TeenForce is also building a corps of 60 volunteer Career Mentors and implementing a Self-Sufficiency Outcomes Measurement program that will support future reporting on […]

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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act signed into law

Jul 22, 2014 No Comments by

Today President Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), overwhelming approved by both houses of Congress and the first major update to workforce development law since 1998. Among other workforce system reforms, the law includes a “pay-for-performance” provision that allows local workforce boards to reserve up to 10% of their funding to support […]

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States can now use Medicaid to help mentally ill find and keep jobs

Jul 16, 2014 No Comments by

Supportive employment is a proven approach to helping job seekers with mental illness succeed in competitive jobs. In this model, employment specialists coach individuals during their job search and after they begin working. Scarce funding has limited the number of people who receive such services, however. One study reports that only 1.7% of people served […]

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New Member RISE Services opens in Chesapeake, Virginia

Jul 02, 2014 No Comments by

Last November, Alexandria Lawson lost her job as a Construction Manager and began volunteering with the City of Chesapeake’s Community Programs Division while taking time to reflect on her career goals and seek new opportunities. There she met case manager and current business partner Cynthia Thompson, who has spent many years helping Chesapeake’s returning citizens […]

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Social media searches increasingly part of hiring process

Jun 27, 2014 No Comments by

A new Career Builder survey finds that 43% of employers are using social networking sites to research job candidates, and half have found content that has led them to reject potential candidates. The most common reasons are inappropriate photographs, information about drug or alcohol use, disparaging or discriminatory comments, or poor communication skills. About a […]

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