ETA initiated a small project to assist the states to better use real-time LMI -- which compiles and analyzes Internet job ads and resumes in order to better understand labor markets, and to improve employment, education and training programs. This Webinar highlights the work of PA and NYC.
The Webinar on Bureau of Labor Statistics’ New Education and Training Data for Employment Projections was held on June 19, 2012. For those who couldn’t attend, you can now obtain the PowerPoint presentation, a recording and a transcript of the Webinar, plus relevant resource links from both BLS and the U.S. Employment and Training Administration, at https://www.workforce3one.org/view/5001215150084391966/info.
This November 30, 2012 Webinar will present the results of an evaluation of the $50 million State Labor Market Information (LMI) Improvement Grants, used to enhance workforce information in 24 individual states and 6 multi-state consortia. The funds were used for a variety of purposes, including instituting or improving real-time data and green jobs data projects. The Webinar will provide insights into innovative and promising practices that other states can adopt to enhance workforce and economic development decision-making. To save a seat, sign up NOW. To register, click below.
The U.S. Labor Department’s Employment and Training Administration has now posted materials from its November 14, 2012 Webinar on “Using BLS and Census Disability Statistics for Employment and Training Decisions,” including the PowerPoint slides; transcript; and recording.
This Webinar will show you how to use workforce data to identify growing and in-demand jobs, determine which of them are “good” jobs, and ascertain what preparatory education and training are needed. Drawing upon the best governmental and private sector sources, we explain them, outline their strengths and limitations, provide guidance on oft-used terms, and help you to avoid common pitfalls. We also identify some of the best multi-purpose E-Tools that incorporate workforce data, job ads, and other job-related information in one place.
The U.S. Census Bureau routinely offers a wide variety of free online training sessions, on subjects including Using Census Data for Grant Applications; How to Navigate American FactFinder; Population Estimates and Projections; and Customized Searching Through DataFerrett.
This Webinar will present the results of an evaluation of the $50 million State Labor Market Information (LMI) Improvement Grants, used to enhance workforce information in 24 individual states and 6 multi-state consortia. The funds were used for a variety of purposes, including instituting or improving real-time data and green jobs data projects. The Webinar will provide insights into innovative and promising practices that other states can adopt to enhance workforce and economic development decision-making. To register, click here: https://www.workforce3one.org/view/5001231935177980523/info.
Webinar: Consumer’s Guide to Poverty Measurement
The Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP), the nation’s original poverty research center, will hold a Webinar to provide “An Intelligent Consumer’s Guide to Poverty Measurement,” on Wednesday, May 14 from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern time. The presenters are IRP Director Timothy Smeeding and the U.S. Census Bureau’s Kathleen Short, two distinguished experts in the field.
The Webinar will explain the various types of poverty measures and will contrast the "official" U.S. poverty measure with the newer Supplemental Poverty Measure. The presenters will talk about the development of state poverty measures and the benefits they can offer in understanding poverty at the local and regional level. Finally, Short and Smeeding will touch on recent research on poverty measurement and take questions from the online audience.
Registration, which merely requires submission of your name and email address, is at http://www.irp.wisc.edu/publications/media/webinars/onlineregistration.htm.
The Webinar will also be recorded and available for later viewing. For more information about past and future IRP Webinars, see http://www.irp.wisc.edu/publications/media/webinars.htm#may2014.
The goal of this 20 minute Breeze recording session is to provide an audio and visual introduction to each the “Benchmark” versions of the Transforming LMI into Service Delivery e-Learning curriculum and modules. The objective is to make the material more accessible to potential replicators. In addition, this will provide a quick way for replicators to understand and appreciate the differences in the approach taken by the states. This will be supported by standard operating procedures, instruction sheets, PowerPoint presentations, slide-shows, and other materials. Each of the Translating LMI into Service Delivery e-Learning curriculum developers will briefly discuss how they approached modification and customization of the original material to meet the states needs. In addition the Manhattan Strategy Group (MSG) will provide details on how they went about developing the “Benchmark” version of the e-Learning curriculum. We hope other States will use this benchmark version of the e-Learning modules to customize and roll-out this important material in their own States. The moderator will provide background on the development of the original LMI e-learning curriculum by the ETA technical assistant team including subject matter experts, and professional instructional designers in 2009 and 2010. The moderator will also provide information about the approach ETA used to field test, customize, and roll-out the e-learning modules for state use in 2010 and 2011. The balance of the session will be Q and A ending with the identification of a Federal contact for further questions or assistance. Copy the following hyperelink to your Internet Browser to start the Benchmark Version Breeze Recording. https://www.workforce3one.org/ws/www/Folders/3001123837230654033/webinar.htm
LMI Customers & Their Needs: Customer-Oriented LMI Product Innovation July 19, 2012 – Webinar Presentation Slides in an Adobe format. A Webinar sponsored by the LMI Training Institute can be accessed by clicking on the hyperlink. Labor_Market_Information_Customers_and_Their_Needs
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) held this Webinar on real-time labor market information (LMI) to explain its latest project, and to highlight the work of a leading state and city in in this field.
By changing perspective to recognize the profound economic and workforce changes taking place in the global economy, the workforce investment system can help regional economies flourish by providing high growth and high demand industries with a workforce that has the skills and talent needed to continue growing and competing in 21st Century while helping laid off workers transition to new jobs and careers. To help improve the way the workforce investment system does business in the new economy, the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has undertaken a reemployment technical assistance effort to identify the workforce investment system's new strategies to effectively connect unemployed workers with the skills and jobs in demand in regional economies. This Webinar is the third in a series of Webinars designed to support the reemployment technical assistance effort. Because the reemployment function is a cross functional responsibility, this webinar will focus on tools available to policy makers, managers, and front-line staff that can help them better assess and serve businesses in need of a workforce, the unemployed talent pool, and help their regional economies prosper and grow.
This Webinar listening session is to gather ideas and input from labor market and workforce information producers, data users, and other stakeholders about the role of employment statistics, labor market and workforce information in a reauthorized Workforce Investment Act (WIA). The critical questions for discussion in this listening session are as follows.
Overarching question -
What should a reauthorized WIA include or prescribe about data-driven decision-making and use of employment statistics, economic analysis, labor market and actionable workforce information to inform workforce development and investment decisions?
During this two-hour listening session, representatives from the stakeholder community will make very brief comments and respond to questions submitted via the Webinar’s chat feature. The telephone lines will be opened for additional discussion, comments, or questions. Additional discussion focus questions will also help to frame the discussion.
A) What are the most valued labor market data sets, workforce information, and economic analysis tools or approaches used to inform workforce development decision-making?
B) What are the information gaps?
C) What is the biggest challenge to providing access and assistance in using economic data and actionable workforce information to improve:
D) How should WIA be revised to:
The Labor Department’s Employment and Training Administration on March 16, 2012 conducted a Webinar to present the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) employment projections from 2010 to 2020. The link provided includes 1) the BLS PowerPoint presentation; 2) a recording of the entire Webinar; and 3) a transcript of the Webinar. https://www.workforce3one.org/command/view.aspx?look=5001205337644798216&mode=info&pparams= There were too many audience questions to answer during the time allotted, and BLS generously volunteered to answer the remaining questions in writing — we will post these answers later, on the same link. Presenters included Dixie Sommers and of James Franklin of BLS, as well as Colorado LMI Director Alexandra Hall, who described state employment projections.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has published several key resources to enable states to meet the ETA’s economic and workforce information analysis requirements for integrated and unified state planning. These include an introductory Webcast plus two essential technical assistance documents. Webinar topics covered include what constitutes a good analysis, models for good analyses, where to obtain the necessary labor market and workforce information, and who to go to for help. We provide the PowerPoint presentation as well as the recorded Webcast of about 15 minutes duration. The Webcast refers to several key resources, two of which are included here. One is a two-page summary reference that supplies links to the most relevant resources prepared by ETA staff. The second is much more detailed, and supplies resources that align with each criteria of the DOL integrated plan’s economic and workforce information analysis requirements. All these resources are available at https://www.workforce3one.org/view/3001209733092501910/info
The “Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Outlook Handbook Webinar” was held on May 23, 2012. You can now obtain 1) the PowerPoint presentation, Webinar recording and transcript, plus 2) links to the Occupational Outlook Handbook itself and the news release announcing it, and 3) answers to the questions not provided during the session itself (including a number of valuable sources) at https://www.workforce3one.org/view/5001212249658116689/info
The Webinar presentation on the first green jobs data from BLS — along with other sources — has now been posted.
Register Now: https://www.workforce3one.org/view/5001209540268961840/info The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently issued results from the first of its green jobs surveys, on green goods and services, defined as “goods and services produced by an establishment that benefit the environment or conserve natural resources.” This is the first U.S. national survey to attempt to ascertain information on green jobs (data issued to date from various sources have been estimates). The survey provided information on the detailed industries where green jobs occur, state-specific data, and information on green jobs in the private sector as well as all three levels of government. In this ETA-hosted Webinar, BLS staff will explain the innovative methodology they used to count green jobs, explain the findings, describe future green jobs surveys, and answer questions.
Webinar: Understanding & Using Workforce Data in the National Farmworker Jobs Program
ETA will conduct a Webinar Wednesday, April 24, 2013 on “Using Labor Market Information in Service Delivery for National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) Grantees” (register here).
Although the Webinar is for one training program, almost all of the information presented will be applicable to all employment, education and training program staff.
There will be two presentations, one explaining workforce data sources and tools, by Tony Dais and Frank Gallo of ETA’s E-Tools staff. The second presentation will be by Dan Ramirez of Proteus, Inc., the California NFJP grantee.
Webinar: Updates to OnTheMap
The U.S. Census Bureau on Wednesday, May 29 from 1:30-2:30 pm Eastern time will conduct a FREE Webinar, "Updates to OnTheMap", to explain the its most recent data enhancements. The presenter will be Mathew Graham, a geographer who is the project manager for the OnTheMap application.
The Census Bureau’s Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) program is based upon a Federal-State Local Employment Dynamics (LED) partnership. LEHD links employee and employer records from an array of data sources — administrative records, demographic surveys and censuses. OnTheMap is a Web-based mapping and reporting tool that uses LEHD data to show where workers are employed and live.
This Webinar is recommended for users at all experience level; register here.