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WorkforceGPS Newsletter

June 2020

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COVID-19 Technical Assistance Resources Related to the Unemployment Insurance Program

Resource-blocks.pngOn March 27, 2020, the U.S. President signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020.  This legislation provides emergency assistance and health care response for certain individuals, families, and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The CARES Act includes the Relief for Workers Affected by Coronavirus Act, which includes provisions for temporary coverage of individuals who have exhausted their entitlement to regular unemployment compensation (UC) and individuals who are not eligible for regular UC, such as individuals who are self-employed or have limited recent work history.  It also provides individuals who are collecting certain benefits with an additional $600 in Federal benefits per week for weeks of unemployment ending on or before July 31, 2020.

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has published several Unemployment Insurance Guidance Letters (UIPLs) on COVID-19 to provide guidance and instructions to state workforce agencies in implementing these provisions.  In addition, ETA has hosted several webinars through WorkforceGPS and produced numerous Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to further explain these provisions within the CARES Act as well as responding to questions from states.  To view recordings and transcripts of these webinars, click here.  Additional COVID-19 resources, which include FAQs for other ETA programs and services are available on WorkforceGPS here.

Summer & Youth Employment Resources

summer youth.pngSummer Youth Employment Programs are facing a very different summer this year due to COVID-19.  The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has developed lists of technical assistance resources to help state and local workforce leaders, youth program practitioners, stakeholders and partners successfully implement a high-quality summer youth employment program.  While summer youth employment programs may look different this summer, there are still resources and lessons learned from past summers that are relevant to any program and can be used to enhance a summer youth employment program.

Vocational Rehabilitation Program Turns 100!

VR100-news.pngJune 2, 2020, marked the 100th anniversary of the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program.  The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services is paying tribute all year to this historical occasion by showcasing “Success Stories” of how the VR program helped change the lives of students and adults with disabilities.  Similar to the Employment and Training Administration’s (ETA’s) role with the workforce system, the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) plays a key leadership role through its resources and technical assistance to state vocational rehabilitation programs and others.  RSA will celebrate 100 Years of VR throughout 2020, and this page will house updated anniversary content.

Women's Suffrage and Women's Bureau Centennial

Women.pngThe year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women's constitutional right to vote.   The U.S. Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau also turns 100 this year!  Established on June 5, 1920 by Public Law 66-259, the law gave the Bureau the duty to “formulate standards and policies which shall promote the welfare of wage-earning women, improve their working conditions, increase their efficiency, and advance their opportunities for profitable employment.”  To read more about the history of the women’s suffrage movement, click here.  And to learn about the history and accomplishments of the Women’s Bureau over the past century, click here.




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Getting Started with Pre-Apprenticeship


October 14, 2021

Community-Based Organizations as Partners in Apprenticeships


May 15, 2020

New Start Career Network


May 08, 2020

Youth in Agriculture: Serving Young Farmworkers


June 25, 2020

Using Data for Job Search and Career Readiness to Assure a Good Fit in Placement and Reemployment


May 28, 2020

WIOA Eligible Training Provider (ETP) Data Flow Infographic




June 08, 2020

Horizons - Designing a Future that Works


June 10, 2020

WIOA Performance 101 Series - Part II, Resources and Their Use


June 25, 2020

Introduction: Credential Attainment Decision Tree Tool and Credential Attainment Cohort Capstone


June 29, 2020

2020 National Association of Workforce Board 2020 Virtual Forum



May 28, 2020

Conducting Remote Monitoring Reviews

May 28, 2020

Effective Partnerships between Community College and Workforce Development Boards

May 20, 2020

Disability and Employment eLearning Modules: A Tool to Support Organizational Learning

May 14, 2020

Apprenticeship State Expansion (ASE) Grants: Participant Tracking Strategies

May 08, 2020

Senior Community Service Employment Program 2020 Funding Opportunity Announcement

May 07, 2020

COVID-19 Benefits Town Hall

May 05, 2020

YouthBuild Series: Building a Construction Career Pathway at a YouthBuild Program

April 29, 2020

WIOA Performance 101 Series: Part I - An Introduction To Performance Accountability

Thank You!


The WorkforceGPS Team
Helping You Navigate to Success Today

U.S. Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration