America’s Safety Net for Workers Hurt by Globalization Is Falling Apart

A 60-year-old program that provides retraining to workers whose jobs are eliminated because of foreign competition has expired, leaving many at risk.

#factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #shutdowns-institutional, #trade-adjustment-assistance, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vocational-training

Why China Is Miles Ahead in a Pacific Race for Influence

To many observers, the South Pacific today reveals what American decline looks like. Even as Washington tries to step up its game, it is still far behind, mistaking speeches for impact and interest for influence.

#china, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #fiji, #humanitarian-aid, #sogavare-manasseh, #solomon-islands, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #vocational-training, #wang-yi, #xi-jinping

The End of the All-Male, All-White Cockpit

Airlines are struggling to find enough pilots and to diversify a profession that has been very resistant to change.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #black-people, #careers-and-professions, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #labor-and-jobs, #minorities, #pilots, #race-and-ethnicity, #shortages, #skywest-inc, #united-airlines, #united-states, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #vocational-training, #women-and-girls

NFL Players Try a Different Training Camp: the Broadcast Booth

N.F.L. broadcasters netted massive contracts this off-season. A league-organized boot camp prepares the players who want to follow their path.

#burleson-nate, #fitzgerald-larry, #football, #national-football-league, #news-and-news-media, #sherman-richard-1988, #television, #vocational-training

Truck Drivers’ On-the-Job Training Can Be Costly if They Quit

Freight haulers draw rookie drivers by promising to get them licensed. The obligation that follows, one lawyer says, amounts to indentured servitude.

#debt-collection, #drivers-licenses, #hechinger-report-the, #labor-and-jobs, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trucks-and-trucking, #vocational-training, #wages-and-salaries

Restaurants Rethink Gender’s Role in Service

A dinner out can be discomforting for nonbinary and transgender people. But efforts are afoot to change that.

#discrimination, #gender, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #kismet-los-angeles-calif-restaurant, #mendelsohn-michaela, #restaurants, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states, #vocational-training

How 6 Workers Built New Careers In the Pandemic

For some, the Covid-19 crisis presented an opportunity to change course. For each, it was a big risk on a new future.

#adam-simon, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #david-levy, #dwanet-perry, #jane-watiri-taylor, #labor-and-jobs, #liz-martinez, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #trevonte-currie, #unemployment, #vocational-training

After Tragedy, a Female Construction Worker Builds Homes

Female construction workers are still a rarity, but they are on the rise. After personal losses and three bouts of Covid-19, Deyonna Hancock is finding a new start in the industry.

#black-people, #building-construction, #careers-and-professions, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hancock-deyonna, #ironworker, #labor-and-jobs, #oakland-calif, #vocational-training, #women-and-girls, #women-and-leadership-2022

Millions Have Lost a Step Into the Middle Class, Researchers Say

The new figure points to the challenge for the majority of Americans who do not have a four-year college degree.

#accenture-ltd, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #minorities, #nonprofit-organizations, #opportunitywork, #shortages, #vocational-training, #wages-and-salaries

In Venezuela, a Rum Maker Offers Gangsters a Life Outside of Crime

In the process, the family running the company, Ron Santa Teresa, has gone from bankruptcy to exporting an award-winning vintage rum.

#bacardi-ltd, #chavez-hugo, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #gangs, #maduro-nicolas, #organized-crime, #politics-and-government, #ron-santa-teresa-usa, #rum, #venezuela, #vocational-training

House Panels Start Writing $3.5 Trillion Social Policy and Climate Bill

Five committees will start drafting the components of Democrats’ far-reaching legislation in an arduous process that could take several days.

#democratic-party, #education-pre-school, #federal-taxes-us, #global-warming, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #house-committee-on-ways-and-means, #house-of-representatives, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #pelosi-nancy, #senate, #tuition, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vocational-training

Skilled Workers Are Scarce, Posing a Challenge for Biden’s Infrastructure Plan

One estimate says the bill would add $1.4 trillion to the U.S. economy over eight years, but without enough workers, efforts to strengthen roads and public transit could be set back.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #infrastructure-public-works, #labor-and-jobs, #shortages, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vocational-training

Biden’s Infrastructure Plan: Scarcity of Skilled Workers Poses Challenge

One estimate says the bill would add $1.4 trillion to the U.S. economy over eight years, but without enough workers, efforts to strengthen roads and public transit could be set back.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #infrastructure-public-works, #labor-and-jobs, #shortages, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vocational-training

Workers, in Demand, Have a New Demand of Their Own: A Career Path

More low-wage employees want opportunities to grow. Big companies are making more promises to help them.

#bank-of-america-corporation, #black-people, #careers-and-professions, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hiring-and-promotion, #hispanic-americans, #labor-and-jobs, #merit-america, #npower, #per-scholas-inc, #vocational-training, #wages-and-salaries, #year-up

To Fill Millions of Open Jobs, Many Workers Need More Than Skills

Helping people land good jobs with career paths takes more than skills training, labor experts say. Coaching, mentoring and other assistance are also needed.

#careers-and-professions, #coaches-and-managers, #goodwill-industries, #google-inc, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #markle-foundation, #microsoft-corp, #per-scholas-inc, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #vocational-training

Left in the Lurch by Private Loans From For-Profit Colleges

The loans have ensnared hundreds of thousands of students, who aren’t protected by the same government safeguards carried by federal loans.

#consumer-protection, #financial-aid-education, #for-profit-schools, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #student-loans, #vocational-training

Student Loan Forgiveness Program Made Decisions in 12 Minutes, Documents Say

Education Dept. documents filed in federal court describe a process that denied 130,000 claims from borrowers who say schools misled them.

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At Watch Schools, Women Know It’s Their Time

Female students may be outnumbered, but they are confident in class and convinced of ultimate success. After all, one said, both sexes “have the same ability to make a watch work.”

#ecole-technique-de-la-vallee-de-joux, #hiko-mizuno-college-of-jewelry, #lycee-edgar-faure, #vocational-training, #watches-and-clocks, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-fashion

Getting the Unemployed Back to Work

Economic growth is the primary corrective for unemployment, but targeted aid can help people find jobs more quickly.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #vocational-training

Should the Feds Guarantee You a Job?

Not long ago, the question was rarely asked. Now, politicians and economists of various stripes are willing to consider it.

#economics-theory-and-philosophy, #federal-aid-us, #government-employees, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #vocational-training

Reinventing Workers for the Post-Covid Economy

Especially in service industries, old jobs may not be coming back. Training programs are aiming to provide skills for more resilient occupations.

#careers-and-professions, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-states-economy, #vocational-training

Don’t Fear the Robots, and Other Lessons From a Study of the Digital Economy

A task force assembled by M.I.T. examined how technology has changed, and will change, the work force.

#community-colleges, #computers-and-the-internet, #e-learning, #labor-and-jobs, #massachusetts-institute-of-technology, #research, #united-states-economy, #vocational-training, #wages-and-salaries

China Has a New Plan to Tame Tibet

It failed to coax cultural assimilation with economic incentives. Now it’s going for coerced labor and micromanaging people’s very lifestyles.

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The Pandemic Has Accelerated Demands for a More Skilled Work Force

Even groups that regularly disagree on labor issues said there should be significant public investment in programs that can upgrade the skills of American workers.

#careers-and-professions, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-learning, #exelon-corporation, #labor-and-jobs, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vocational-training, #wages-and-salaries

Gaining Skills Virtually to Close the Inequality Gap

Successful job-training programs for low-income young people have long been held in person. Can a virtual ladder still be a path to the middle class?

#computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-learning, #income-inequality, #internships, #labor-and-jobs, #per-scholas-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #vocational-training, #year-up, #youth

Use the Coronavirus Shutdown to Train Workers

We can use this stoppage in the economy to upgrade our nation’s productivity.

#bureau-of-labor-statistics, #careers-and-professions, #computers-and-the-internet, #e-learning, #edx, #labor-and-jobs, #unemployment, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #vocational-training

One City’s Road to Recovery Offers Lessons, and Hope

Lawrence, Mass., once an industrial power, set out to reverse a long decline with the Federal Reserve’s help. Now it faces a new economic challenge.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #federal-reserve-bank-of-boston, #labor-and-jobs, #lawrence-mass, #small-business, #urban-areas, #vocational-training