Workforce Development

Whether unemployment is at an all-time high, or trending down, job creation is always on the mind of local leaders. Workforce initiatives, funding programs and strategies to engage business partners and improve training are featured alongside recruitment and retention information for local government employers.

Auditors also found that the board reimbursed fire departments for training courses without getting documentation on who provided the trainings and their qualifications
State law allows cannabis use during off-hours for every profession, but Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop believes that there should be an exception for cops
The California state prison system aims to increase the female workforce from 17% to 30% by expanding recruitment efforts
The contract will bump starting salaries for officers by nearly 13% and provide annual base raises of 3%
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration grant seeks to improve employment opportunities and reduce recidivism of adults reentering the workforce after incarceration
The program will cover tuition for 40 EMT students in the New Orleans area
A crowd-sourced educational stress management experience with Mike Taigman and Angela Leath for cops, firefighters, EMTs, paramedics, 911 telecommunicators and correctional officers
The New Britain police, fire and EMS departments are hoping to recruit more women and people of color through a free hiring workshop
GO Virginia was created in 2016 by state lawmakers to administer grants from the Virginia Growth and Opportunity Fund
Both San Antonio and Chicago recently unveiled programs meant to incentivize higher education and jobs training for out-of-work citizens
As conferences and training events move online, these tips can help you to maximize your socially distanced education and networking
Experts say finding enough poll workers is always difficult, even when there isn’t a pandemic
The Paycheck Protection Program, created in March under the CARES Act, has been criticized for being too limiting, particularly for restaurants
A trip to City Hall in McAlester, Oklahoma, will be a much different experience than it was before the COVID-19 shutdown
Here are the latest coronavirus updates from the hardest hid region in the U.S.