WorkforceGPS Newsletter

January 2017 Newsletter

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Happy New Year!

As we welcome 2017 and get back into the swing of things after the holidays, the WorkforceGPS Team would like to take this opportunity to highlight a few things you can expect to see from us in 2017.

Two features that will make their debut this year include a membership directory and member-to-member chat.

The membership directory will allow registered WorkforceGPS users to opt in and join to share their public profile with other WorkforceGPS users. This will allow registered users to see the types of Communities and Collections other registered members belong to as well as their latest posted resources. The goal of the directory is to increase peer-to-peer communication.  Member-to-member chat will expand these peer-to-peer communication opportunities by allowing registered WorkforceGPS users to talk to each other online. More details will be released on this new feature in the coming months.

In February, we will give a wrap-up of 2016 on WorkforceGPS and over the coming months we look forward to releasing several new Communities of Practice and Collections.

Throughout this new year, you can rest assured that WorkforceGPS will continue to help you navigate to success.

Featured Content

  • WSS Top Profiles 2016: Calendar year 2016 has been busy for WSS! A wide range of profiles are now available, covering topics such as apprenticeships, job readiness services, career pathways, and more! As this year ends, we are highlighting the three profiles with the most views on WSS since Workforce GPS was launched in April 2016. We look forward to sharing more engaging studies and informative insights with you in 2017.
  • Using Data to Connect TANF Clients to Good Jobs: An Opportunity to Foster WIOA Partnerships: Describes how Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) practitioners can use Labor Market Information to better connect TANF recipients to jobs, and suggests how TANF agencies may develop partnerships with labor agencies to better meet the job placement needs of TANF recipients.
  • Sector Strategies Resources: State, regional and local workforce development systems across the country are at varying stages of developing their sector-based strategies. In order to meet the differing needs of all systems, ETA has collected, created and organized the most useful tools for understanding, implementing and improving sector strategies.
  • ION Talks Transformational Leadership: The ION Talks are three short videos produced to inform and support the partners in the workforce system as they manage the changes required by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). They are designed to provide both insights and strategies for understanding individual and organizational reactions to change.

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Thank You!

Sincerely,

The WorkforceGPS Team
Helping You Navigate to Success Today

U.S. Department of Labor
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