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 BLS 2010-2020 Occupational Projections were recently published. This Webinar will give insight into the methodology and background for this year’s National Long Term Projections. This forum will give stakeholders an opportunity to gain insight into the various subject matters concerning the BLS 2010-2020 Occupational Projections. Register Now https://www.workforce3one.org/view/5001205337644798216/info
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 U.S. Labor Department (DOL) Employment and Training Administration Webinar will tell you everything you need to know about finding, understanding and using employment-related disability statistics to apply for grant funding, as well as to plan, design, operate and assess the effectiveness of your programs.
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.
International Adult Literacy & Numeracy
On October 8, 2013 the first results from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Survey of Adult Skills will be released, including a Webinar at 2:30 Eastern time (click on “Register” on the left-hand side).
More than 30 countries (the U.S. assessment was conducted in 2012) are participating in this Survey of Adult Skills, which is part of the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). The assessment included literacy and numeracy skills for the population aged 16 to 65. Previous U.S. surveys were conducted in 1992 and 2003 — for a comparison of the findings from both years, see Literacy in Everyday Life: Results from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy.
Webinar: Consequences of Job Loss
The Population Reference Bureau’s Center for Public Information on Population Research will hold a free Webinar on “The Economic and Social Consequences of Job Loss and Unemployment,” on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time.
Jennie E. Brand, Associate Professor of Sociology and Associate Director of the California Center for Population Research (CCPR) at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Till von Wachter, Associate Professor of Economics and Faculty Affiliate of CCPR at UCLA, will discuss some of the short- and long-term consequences of job loss and unemployment for families in the United States. Their discussion will be followed by 10-15 minutes of Q&A.
Webinar: Improving Higher Education Outcomes
Jobs for the Future (JFF) will hold a free Webinar on “Improving Higher Education Outcomes in the United States,” on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 2–3 p.m. Eastern time.
JFF explains the Webinar as follows: “Gainful employment regulations are looming, a bipartisan Student Right to Know Before You Go Act has been introduced to the Senate, and the White House has published a College Scorecard evaluating student loan default rates and employment outcomes. Given this environment of scrutiny, colleges will need to build capacity to collect stronger student outcome data and monitor regional labor markets to ensure that their program offerings align with employer demand. The purpose of this discussion is to have some of the evaluators behind these types of scorecards share insight into how colleges can structure student data and use labor market resources….”
The presenters are Patrick Perry (Vice Chancellor of Technology, Research and Information Systems, California Community Colleges) and Mark Schneider (President, College Measures).
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.
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
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) staff recently conducted 3 Webinars through HRcom on how to obtain BLS wage and benefit information. These Webinars can be obtained for free by registering on the HRcom Web site (membership is free). The 3 Webinars are 1. “The Morphing of Retirement Benefits — BLS Data Speak” 2. “Zooming in on Compensation Data: A Guide to BLS Data for Human Resources Professionals” 3. “Tracking Wage Changes — Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics” TO SEE INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO ACCESS THESE WEBINARS, DOUBLE-CLICK "DOWNLOAD NOW" ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THIS SCREEN.
Our October 9th Webinar on the most geographically detailed demographic and economic data produced by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) will be rescheduled as soon as we’re able to make the necessary arrangements. Due to the Federal shutdown, we unfortunately had to cancel this event. In the meantime, there are many other useful sources from ETA, BLS and the U.S. Census Bureau, listed in this 2-page guide. TO SEE THEM, CLICK "DOWNLOAD NOW" ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THIS SCREEN.
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.
See disaster #1745
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.
This webinar discusses the results of the evaluation of the State LMI Improvement Grants and provide insights that will inform future workforce and economic development decision making. In February 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) into law to address the employment challenges facing America's work-force. Among other investments, the Recovery Act included $500 million to support jobs (also known as "green jobs") in the energy-efficiency and renewable-energy industries. While 90 percent of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Recovery Act green-jobs funding went to support training programs for workers, $50 million was reserved for grants to state work-force agencies for improving labor market information (LMI). As part of that effort, 30 state LMI improvement grants were awarded to 24 individual states and to six state consortia to improve LMI on green jobs and enhance the labor exchange infrastructure. In September 2010, the Employment and Training Administration contracted with Mathematica Policy Research to evaluate the extent to which the State LMI Improvement (SLMII) grant programs achieved their stated purposes. Mathematica was asked to broadly document the activities of all grantees, provide a detailed description of the activities and partnerships for a subset of grantees, and to identify grantees’ challenges and promising practices. Webinar Recording Webinar Presentation Slides Webinar Transcript Catalogue of SLMII Grantee Deliverables
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.