Workforce Wednesday – August 29

The National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) has declared Wednesday, August 29, 2012 as “Workforce Wednesday.”

NAWB would like to see Congress develop guiding principles for the re-authorization of federal engagement in workforce development, similar to its actions with respect to the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. And by declaring Workforce Wednesday, they are encouraging everyone to engage with their Congressional representatives on Wednesday and let your voices be heard in support of re-engagement and re-authorization. However, in addition to that support, I encourage you to also take the time to present your ideas about how you think the national workforce system might be improved to better serve both employers and job seekers. The system can only be as good as the directional input that it’s provided, so take the time to give your input and unique perspective too.

To learn more about Workforce Wednesday and the guiding principles NAWB is proposing, read this. And to find out who your Congressional representatives are, click here.

While our ideas and perspectives may differ, thanks for your support of the national and state workforce systems.

5 thoughts on “Workforce Wednesday – August 29

  1. EAPD August 28, 2012 / 8:47 pm

    — NAWB should advocate for a national policy to promote a more inclusive workforce. The best practices invariably serve the most customers. The workforce development system should be inclusive and accessible—relative to persons with disabilities. I encourage adoption of the principals of Universal Design be implemented in One Stop Centers.

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  2. Anonymous August 29, 2012 / 6:00 pm

    I think the workforce could help the american people by providing them with free spanish classes. I have found it hard to find a job without speaking spanish, especially in the houston area.

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  3. Edwardo Garcia August 30, 2012 / 12:28 am

    Having a problem getting my logon and password. I forgot both. I tried requesting them but when it asked for Zip Code and Email address, I input it but comes back with error saying its wrong. I know what my zip code and email address is. What do i need to do?

    Ed Garcia

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  4. Scott Eychner August 30, 2012 / 3:54 am

    Thanks for your comment. Someone will be in touch with you soon.

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  5. Anonymous September 6, 2012 / 5:00 am

    I am so glad that I am not the only person to feel that way !!!! I have been through the choices program and asked for spanish classes because, yes, it is a real problem to find a job in Texas period unless you speak spanish.

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