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WorkforceGPS Newsletter

October 2020

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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)

Increasing Access and Opp.pngThis year marks not only the 75th observance of NDEAM, but also the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Both milestones are being commemorated with a range of events and activities centered on the theme "Increasing Access and Opportunity."  The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy has a number of resources and ideas for employers, workforce system staff, educators, and youth service professionals to use in drawing attention to this important group of workers.  We have highlighted a number of resources below that provide information and research on the benefits of hiring individuals with disabilities.

As we ease into the fall and the return to school and work for many families, our system continues to adjust our services to meet the needs of our customers.  Just like many schools, we continue to provide services remotely or by appointment as in-person access is limited in many locations.  Training programs are being adjusted to this “new normal” and remote learning is becoming a more accepted way of receiving education and training.  WorkforceGPS will continue to share best practices on new ways of delivering services and technical assistance to the system as you navigate our “new normal”.  This month, we will highlight several examples under Recent Events and Featured Resources.

Improving Employment Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities


The National Disability Employment Awareness Month celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities while continuing to educate employers and other organizations on approaches to increase access and employment opportunities for people with disabilities.  The links to community resources in Workforce System Strategies below highlight the benefits of return-to-work and disability program navigator initiatives, and describe approaches for inclusive employment practices.  Click on the following links to be re-inspired!




September 28, 2020

Using Data Systems To Improve Workforce Development Outcomes In A Changing Landscape


September 18, 2020

Workplace Inclusion


July 05, 2019

Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success


September 18, 2020

Reskilling Toolkit


March 10, 2022

Business Service Delivery Recovery Resources


September 03, 2020

Inclusive Innovation Initiative (I-3)


September 10, 2020

Helping Consumers Claim the Economic Impact Payment: A guide for intermediary organizations


August 31, 2020

SMART Telework Best Practices



SNAP Forum

October 13, 2020

SNAP 2020 Employment & Training Forum


November 05, 2020

Implementing Your COVID-19 National Dislocated Worker Grant Program



September 30, 2020

Covid-19 NDWG Recruitment and Implementation Strategies

September 24, 2020

Using CareerOneStop to Provide Virtual Career and Job Services

September 23, 2020

State Apprenticeship Grants Promising Practices in Program Implementation

September 23, 2020

Hallmarks of High Quality Apprenticeships

September 18, 2020

Subpart I Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Final Rule

September 17, 2020

Considerations When Writing a Statement of Work for an Evaluation

September 16, 2020

Technical Assistance Kick-Off for Youth Apprenticeship Readiness Grantees

September 16, 2020

Subpart H Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Final Rule

September 15, 2020

WIOA Performance Peer Learning Group: PY 2019 Quarterly Report Analysis (Q4) Review

September 14, 2020

Subpart G Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Final Rule

September 08, 2020

Subpart F - Part 1 Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Final Rule

September 11, 2020

Subpart F - Part 2 Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Final Rule

September 04, 2020

Subpart E Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Final Rule

September 02, 2020

Subpart D Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Final Rule

September 01, 2020

What Makes a Work Experience Work? Insights and Perspectives from YouthBuild Graduates

August 31, 2020

Subpart C Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Final Rule

August 28, 2020

Subpart B Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Final Rule


Thank You!


The WorkforceGPS Team
Helping You Navigate to Success Today

U.S. Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration