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July 28, 2017

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced today that it will suspend operation of the Federal Employment Data Exchange System (FEDES), which facilitates state use of data on federal and military employees to report on the outcomes of workforce...

July 20, 2017

Connecticut recently enacted HB 5590, which, in relevant part, codifies the state’s existing longitudinal data system and creates a universal intake form for persons seeking assistance at American Job Centers or Workforce Development Board...

July 17, 2017

The Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC), an official 15-member body of labor market information (LMI) experts representing national, state, and local data users and producers, recently published their vision of challenges and...

July 13, 2017

Ohio has recently completed its annual update of its Workforce Success Measures Dashboard, which evaluates the outcomes of the state’s largest workforce development programs. The tool was first built by the Ohio Education Research Center (OERC)...

June 27, 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced a new grant opportunity for states to improve their data collection and reporting systems for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training (SNAP E&T).

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June 26, 2017

Last week, WDQC Policy Analyst Jenna Leventoff attended a meeting in Albany, New York about potential amendments to New York Assembly Bill 2164-B. The meeting was hosted by the bill’s sponsor, Assembly Member Harry B. Bronson.

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June 16, 2017

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has awarded $11.4 million in its sixth round of Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI) grants. This funding helps states analyze the effectiveness of workforce and education programs, and develop consumer...

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