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Building the Caring Economy: Workforce Investments to Expand Access to Affordable, High-Quality Early and Long-Term Care

This report proposes jobs for caregivers that would help alleviate two national concerns for caregivers: the need for quality employment and the need to still act as caregivers. It discusses ways to promote the well-being of older adults, individuals with disabilities, children, and their families by laying the framework for opportunities to improve the quality and increase the quality of caregiving employment to create jobs that meet family caregiving needs.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69511

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Gaps in the Evidence on Employment and Training for Low-Income Adults

Mathematica Policy Research released an issue brief, published by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, that examines different employment strategies for low-income individuals. The Employment Strategies for Low-Income Adults Evidence Review (ESER) was used to evaluate employment and training interviews for this population.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69079

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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Final Rules

On Friday, August 19, 2016, the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor published the final rules implementing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in the Federal Register. WIOA legislation is designed to strengthen and improve the public workforce system and help Americans, including youth and those with significant barriers to employment, move into high-quality jobs and careers as well as help employers hire and retain skilled workers.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/68348

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Summary of the Final Rules Implementing Titles I and IV of WIOA, from a Disability Perspective

The National Center on Leadership for the Employment and Economic Advancement of People with Disabilities (LEAD) published two policy briefs to provide a summary description from a disability perspective on the Final Rules implementing Title I (Workforce Development Systems) and Title IV (State Vocational Rehabilitation) of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). These policy briefs highlight important requirements and activities that will impact individuals with disabilities.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/68168

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nTIDE Jobs Report:Americans with disabilities outgaining others in labor market

The Bureau of Labor Statistics in collaboration with the Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire's Institute on Disability published this month's National Trends on Disability Employment report (nTIDE). Each month this report is published to mark the changes of employment for people with disabilities.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/68159

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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Regulations Release

On Thursday, June 30, 2016, the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education have announced the advanced posting of five rules implementing Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). WIOA legislation is designed to strengthen and improve the public workforce system and help get Americans, including youth and those with significant barriers to employment, into high-quality jobs and careers and help employers hire and retain skilled workers.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/68111

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Persons with a Disability: Labor Force Characteristics

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has issued an Economic News Release on “Persons with a Disability: Labor Force Characteristics,” which shows, among other statistics, that the unemployment rate for people with disabilities fell to 10.7% in 2015 from 12.5% in 2014. The data on persons with a disability are collected as part of the Current Population Survey (CPS), a monthly sample survey of about 60,000 households that provides statistics on employment and unemployment in the United States.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/68085

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nTIDE Jobs Report: Steady Job Numbers May Signal Start of Turnaround for People With Disabilities

The Bureau of Labor Statistics in collaboration with the Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire's Institute on Disability published this month's National Trends on Disability Employment report (nTIDE). Each month this report is published to mark the changes of employment for people with disabilities.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/67589

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nTIDE Jobs Report: Despite Uptick in Jobs Growth, Numbers Dip for People with Disabilities

The Bureau of Labor Statistics in collaboration with the Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire's Institute on Disability published this month's National Trends on Disability Employment report (nTIDE). Each month this report is published to mark the changes of employment for people with disabilities.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/67472

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