Latest Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development Stories

2011-02-25 14:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the debate in Washington about federally funded employment and training programs continues, the National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) launched Workforce Investment Works, www.WorkforceInvestmentWorks.com, an online portal highlighting successes of businesses and individuals who have improved their economic well being through these workforce development resources. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110225/LA54987LOGO) "For...

2011-02-23 11:02:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the Green Jobs Innovation Fund competition to support opportunities for workers to receive job training in green industry sectors and occupations. Through this competition, the department will award approximately $40 million to support five to eight grantees with awards ranging from $5 million to $8 million each. Eligible applicants will include national and statewide organizations with local...

2010-11-30 09:00:00

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Manpower Inc., (NYSE: MAN) a world leader in innovative workforce solutions, has warned that the mobility of highly-skilled talent and the training and education of workers need to be improved to address an era of talent scarcity that threatens to stall economic growth, as access to human capital replaces access to financial capital as the key competitive differentiator in the post-recession world. (Logo:...

2010-06-29 16:12:00

WASHINGTON, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor today awarded $125 million in grants to 41 community colleges and organizations. This round is the fifth and final of Community-Based Job Training Grant awards. Awardees were chosen from among 323 applications received in response to a competition first announced on March 15. Of the full amount, nearly $74 million is dedicated to applicants that have never received a Community-Based Job Training Grant. "The $125...

2010-06-21 11:33:00

NEW YORK, June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leaders from the U.S. Departments of Labor, Interior and Agriculture joined in New York City at the Outdoor Nation Youth Summit on June 20 to announce the launch of a $20 million federal grant opportunity and implementation of an initiative designed to help disadvantaged youth prepare for jobs in the outdoors. Through a national grant competition, funds will be awarded to enable ex-offenders ages 18 to 24 to give back to their communities through...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'