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10 Good Jobs that Don’t Need a Degree

Filed in Apprenticeship, Jobs by on February 28, 2015 0 Comments
10 Good Jobs that Don’t Need a Degree

Having a college degree is more important than ever when it comes to being competitive in today’s job market. But there are still some occupations that don’t require a degree − and which pay good wages. Typically, some kind of technical or professional training is required, such as an apprenticeship, on-the-job training or a licensing […]

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Nurturing a Skilled Workforce Through Apprenticeships

Filed in Apprenticeship by on February 12, 2015 0 Comments
Nurturing a Skilled Workforce Through Apprenticeships

Editor’s note: The following guest post is by Lukas Schoenwetter, director of human resources at Bühler Aeroglide and chairman of the North Carolina Triangle Apprenticeship Program in Cary, North Carolina. The manufacturing sector is at the heart of U.S. innovation and economic growth, and it needs a skilled workforce to remain globally competitive. With this […]

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A New Approach to Expanding Job-Driven Training

A New Approach to Expanding Job-Driven Training

When Vice President Biden launched the Job-Driven Training initiative last year, he set in motion unprecedented collaboration across the federal government. Thirteen agencies, in partnership with the White House, reviewed federal training programs to ensure that they help ready-to-work Americans prepare for ready-to-fill, high-demand jobs and careers. For example, when the Department of Agriculture looked […]

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Investing in America’s Middle Class

Investing in America’s Middle Class

A few weeks ago, during his State of the Union address, President Obama told the American people that, now that we are out from under the shadow of the Great Recession, it’s time for us to decide what kind of nation we are going to be for the future. “Will we accept an economy where […]

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The Secret to Growing Our Middle Class

Filed in Apprenticeship, DOL, Workforce Investment by on January 23, 2015 1 Comment
The Secret to Growing Our Middle Class

Editor’s Note: This was originally posted on LinkedIn. View the original here.  A year ago, President Obama challenged us to double the number of apprenticeships in the U.S. over the next five years. And during his State of the Union address on Tuesday, he again emphasized the importance of apprenticeships to building the strongest possible workforce. […]

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A LEADER in Apprenticeships: Oberg Industries

Filed in Apprenticeship, Jobs by on January 21, 2015 0 Comments
A LEADER in Apprenticeships: Oberg Industries

Editor’s Note: The following guest blog post is authored by David R. Getty, manager of corporate communications at Oberg Industries in Pennsylvania. Oberg is part of ApprenticeshipUSA’s LEADER program. For more information about this program, visit www.dol.gov/apprenticeship. View the White House Fact sheet here. Donald E. Oberg, founder of Oberg Industries, knew the importance of […]

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First Lady Hosts America’s Workers at SOTU

Filed in Apprenticeship by on January 20, 2015 0 Comments
First Lady Hosts America’s Workers at SOTU

In the State of the Union address Tuesday, President Obama will talk about what we’ve accomplished as a nation over the last year and the next steps he’ll take to help more folks get access to good jobs and help more working families succeed. Since last year’s address, Labor Secretary Tom Perez has been traveling […]

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Embodying The American Dream: The First Lady’s Guests

Filed in Apprenticeship, Jobs, Paid Leave by on January 19, 2015 0 Comments
Embodying The American Dream: The First Lady’s Guests

On Tuesday, President Obama will deliver the State of the Union Address. Coming off the strongest year of economic growth since the 90s, President Obama will lay out his vision to continue to expand middle class prosperity. For decades, First Ladies have invited citizens that match the themes of the State of the Union Address […]

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2014 in Review: Secretary Perez Answers Your Questions

2014 in Review: Secretary Perez Answers Your Questions

The U.S. economy closed out 2014 on a continued hot streak – 252,000 new jobs in December alone, with the unemployment rate falling to 5.6 percent. Our businesses have added 11.2 million jobs over 58 straight months, the longest streak of job growth on record. To recap the year, Secretary Perez answered your questions about […]

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Best of the Blog in 2014: A Top 10 Countdown

Best of the Blog in 2014: A Top 10 Countdown

2014 was a year of action for the Labor Department. We’d like to say a big “thank you” to you – our readers – for being a part of it! Our blog readership more than doubled this year, and we sincerely appreciate all of your comments and feedback. As 2014 draws to a close, we’re […]

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