April 20, 2010
Rebuilding America’s Workforce
During Workforce Solutions Week 2010, JFFs partners around the country mounted local events that highlighted and promoted efforts to build a highly skilled workforce. For example, in the Philadelphia area, the Job Opportunity Investment Network and District 1199c Healthcare Industry Partnership sponsored Celebrating Success, Standing Up for Change, with U.S. Assistant Labor Secretary Jane Oates and economist Paul Harrington as lead speakers. In Massachusetts, Crittenton Womens Union released Hot Jobs 2010, identifying the occupations that offer opportunity for low-wage workers. And the University of Alaska-Fairbanks and Norton Sound Health Corporation hosted Work-Based Learning for Behavioral Health Workers in Rural Areas, a Webinar on work-based learning as a model for recruiting and preparing workers who have had limited access to formal education and training.