Workforce Training

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President Unveils Displaced Worker Proposal

March 27, 2012

On March 12, the White House announced a new proposal that seeks to merge parts of the Workforce Investment Act and the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program. The new program, dubbed the “Universal Dislocated Worker Program” (UDWP), would provide job search assistance, training, and other benefits for up to a million dislocated workers.

Education's Impact on the Utah Economy

Over 100,000 Utahns awoke this morning ready to work but had no job to go to. Ironically, in a time of high unemployment, many Utah businesses have jobs they cannot fill simply because workers with the right education and skills are not available. Education plays a critical role in our recovery from the longest, widest and deepest recession since the Great Depression and it is the key to long-term prosperity.

September 27, 2011
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Considerable attention recently has been focused on the skills employees need to succeed in the workplace. However, few studies have asked employers and the workforce what they see as the key skills and competencies necessary to thrive and how these might be acquired; fewer still have asked both employers and employees to consider these topics and analyze how their responses are congruent or incongruent. Independently, the University of Phoenix and U.S. Chamber of Commerce each sought to explore these topics with new primary studies conducted among the U.S. labor force and business executives. This summary presents key findings from these studies and ties them together to paint a picture of life in the 21st century workplace and the key dynamics both workers and employers need to consider as they seek to promote excellence in the workplace.