The Council for Community and Economic Research and the Labor Market Information Institute hosted a webinar on "Career-One-Stop Resources and Tools for Economic Development and Workforce Analysis," on September 8, 2015. Career-One-Stops draw on labor market information (LMI), O*NET, real-time job postings, and other data sources. For...


The Association of Public Data Users held their 2015 Annual Conference September 1-2, in Arlington, Virginia.  The conference addressed efforts by federal agencies and relevant stakeholders to create new data products, develop new methods for sharing data, and identify creative ways to collect data while reducing response burden. Visit APDU's website for more information.


The Labor Market Information (LMI) Institute held a training for Basic LMI Analyst, on August 18-20, 2015, in Arlington, Virginia. For more information, please visit the events page of the Council for Community and Economic Research.


The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER), a WDQC partner, joined with the Labor Market Information (LMI) Institute to host this event: "How W.E.I.R.D. WORKS! Differentiating Your Economy," June 8-12, in Portland, Oregon. Visit C2ER's website for more information.


The Council for Community and Economic Research, a WDQC partner, hosted a webinar with the Labor Market Information (LMI) Institute on "Balancing Confidentiality and Access: Sharing Employment and Wage Data for Policy Analysis, Program Evaluation, and Research." Download the recorded presentation or see the ...


National Skills Coalition, a WDQC partner, hosted this webinar on: "Tools for Skills-Focused SNAP E&T Programs." Experts discussed how such programs can provide education, training, and supportive services to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants. WDQC's Rachel Zinn addressed how states can use data to strengthen these programs. Visit NSC's...


WDQC partner, the National Skills Coalition (NSC), hosted a webinar to review and offer further analysis of the Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRMs) associated with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). In particular, NSC staff discussed how the regulations address sector partnerships, career pathways, cross-program data and measurement, and job-driven...


Rachel Zinn joined other panelists at the American Enterprise Institute for a discussion on: "High Costs, Uncertain Benefits: What do Americans without a College Degree Think About Postsecondary Education?"
For more information and video, visit AEI's event page.


Career program planners, workforce program administrators, economists and others are interested in the improved collection and analysis of labor market information (LMI). To this end, the Workforce Information Council (WIC) has been examining the possibility of expanding the information that states are required to submit as part of the Unemployment Insurance Program.

The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER), a ...


Workforce Development in the States: Progress and Possibility
WDQC hosted this panel discussion at the National Skills Coalition’s annual "Skills Summit," held just outside of Washington, DC.

Speakers included: Tiffany Smith, New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development, Matthew Meyer, North Carolina Community...