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June 9, 2017

Federal agencies are updating projects to help inform students, job seekers, workers, and employers about the labor market. These updates were mentioned during a recent meeting of the Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics (...

June 7, 2017

Indiana has intensified efforts to ensure that all stakeholders have a transparent process by which to request access to data they need to make better decisions about education and the workforce. The Indiana Network of Knowledge (INK) is Indiana’...

June 6, 2017

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) last week released guidance on data sources for reporting on employment outcomes under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), as state agencies continue working to fulfill the law’s performance...

May 24, 2017

The President's Budget for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) calls for significant cuts to workforce and postsecondary education programs, including elimination of the $6 million Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI) grants.

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May 15, 2017

Update: The day after Senate introduction, Representative Mitchell (R-MI)) introduced the bill in the House, along with several cosponsors.

In a bipartisan effort, four members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP)...

May 9, 2017

Participants at the 600-person Apprenticeship Forward conference in Washington D.C. raised several important themes, including the need for better data about apprenticeships to demonstrate that they are an effective way for workers from diverse...

May 1, 2017

Update: The FY17 omnibus appropriations bill became law on May 5, 2017.

Congress is expected to vote later this week on an "omnibus" appropriations bill to fund federal government operations for Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17), which runs through...

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