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Senate Passes Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act! – Earlier today, the Senate approved a measure that would reauthorize public workforce programs. The bill, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), had support from both Democrats and Republicans. Download the full story to read more.
AUSTIN, TX – Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County is “Building Successful Communities” to address the needs of business, workers and school districts. Read more in the latest Solutions Newsletter (page 5) Download the full story to read more.
AUSTIN, TX –The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) announced today that Caterpillar Inc. of Waco, Durcon Inc. of Taylor, Exxon Mobil Corporation of Baytown, GE Transportation of Fort Worth and Village Farms of Monahans were named finalists for the 2013 Texas Workforce Solutions Employer of the Year Award. Download the full release to read more.
AUSTIN, TX – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) today announced the launch of the mobile-friendly version of its online job-matching resource, WorkInTexas.com. Designed in partnership with Texas.gov, the Texas Department of Information Resources and Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas, the mobile website automatically detects mobile phones and some tablets and is designed to better serve job seekers in Texas by offering the most frequently used features of the full WorkInTexas.com website. The mobile version of the website offers quick, convenient access from mobile devices simply by typing www.WorkInTexas.com in the address bar.
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From City hall to City Streets: Rolling Town halls do More Than Grease the Squeaky Wheel – To most Americans, civic engagement means voting, writing letters to their elected officials, or attending city council meetings—but not in Fort Worth (TX). As the 16th largest city in the United States, Fort Worth is looking far beyond the tired town hall lecture to reach citizens. If a resident has something to talk about, all they need to do is strap on their helmet and hop on their bike! We started our “Rolling Town Halls” in 2011 and we’ve shaken up expectations about how city government connects with its citizens.
Read the full article by Mayor Price here.
Our own Lillie Biggins was the featured speaker at the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, Women Influencing Business Luncheon held on March 21, 2013 at the Fort Worth Club. Lillie entertained, informed, and inspired the audience with information about the new initiatives of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital including the new 75,000 sq. ft. Emergency Center slated to be completed by the end of 2013.
Read the full release here.
WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Department of Labor today awarded grants totaling $20 million to provide job training for inmates aged 18 and older participating in state or local work-release programs. The grants are part of the Training to Work-Adult Reentry initiative, which seeks to provide work skills, education, and supportive services to improve the long-term employment prospects of soon-to-be-released inmates. “The grants announced today will help incarcerated adults build a bridge to their communities and improve their chances of success in life,” said acting Secretary of Labor Seth D. Harris.
Read the full DOL announcement here.
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