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WorkforceGPS Newsletter

November 2020

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November is Entrepreneurship Month

Checkout our latest newsletter!

Self-Employment as a Career Pathway

entrepreneurship-thumbnail news.pngAdapting to a change in environment offers an opportunity for those individuals with an entrepreneurship interest to consider starting a new path for themselves.  The career pathway of self-employment is one avenue for those who are unemployed, underemployed, or just looking to shift direction.  This month we focus on the path to self-employment whether it be in the direction of starting a small business or just one individual exploring the gig economy.  We have updated our resource page that highlights some of the best practices and research to support Entrepreneurs. Check the page throughout the month as we will be posting new items on the page each week.

The Evidence for Self-Employment and Entrepreneurial Programs to Improve Job Seeker Outcomes

two-young-entrepreneur-women-fashion-designer.pngDuring periods of high unemployment and job insecurity, public workforce development professionals seek evidence-based approaches to supporting entrepreneurs.  Three Workforce System Strategies (WSS) experimental research and outcome performance analysis reports can help workforce programs increase interest in growing entrepreneurial ventures!  Learn about the short- and long-term positive impacts and design of entrepreneurial and self-employment programs for Unemployment Insurance recipients and job seekers described in the following resources:

Veterans Day

veterans-day.pngOn November 11th, we celebrate Veterans Day and honor those men and women who have served and are serving in the Armed Forces at protecting our nation.  The publicly-funded workforce system has a long history of supporting servicemembers and their families as they leave the military and transition into civilian life.  WorkforceGPS has a Community dedicated to providing front-line workers and grantees with information on the job market, employment & training programs, grants, legislation, technical assistance, and various other publications and articles related to veterans’ specific issues.  This landing page is designed to provide links and information for workforce development professionals regarding services to veterans and their spouses.

2020 National Apprenticeship Week - November 8-14, 2020

National-APP-Week-2020.pngU.S. DOL has announced the sixth annual National Apprenticeship Week (NAW)  2020 taking place November 8-14!   This year the Office of Apprenticeship is encouraging partners to host virtual events.  As in past years, we encourage grantees to register their events and proclamations at apprenticeship.gov.  NAW 2020 events highlight apprenticeship programs and ultimately support the American workforce in the economic recovery from the impact of the global pandemic.

Coming to WorkforceGPS in December! Voices of Experience: Pivoting into Innovation

Voices of Experience are videos from your colleagues across the country sharing information and lessons learned on various issues and topics. Next month you will hear from these three on how they managed during these challenging times:

  • Elizabeth Carver, Program and Training Director, Utah Department of Workforce Services
  • Marla Rye, Executive Director, Northern Middle Workforce Board, TN
  • Bruce Ferguson, President, CareerSource Northeast Florida




November 23, 2020

TechHire Future of Work and Economic Disruption Blog Series


December 04, 2020

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) Transition 2020 Toolkit


October 22, 2020

USICH Strategic Plan


August 03, 2020

The Newly Virtual Workplace: Employers and Trainers Adapt


October 26, 2020

Innovation in Action - October 2020


October 22, 2020

Adult and Dislocated Worker Key Resources - Special Populations


May 18, 2021

The Gig Economy and Florida's Workforce System




November 05, 2020

Implementing Your COVID-19 National Dislocated Worker Grant Program


November 09, 2020

TAA Final Rule: Quality Petition Filing for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program


November 13, 2020

Eligible Training Provider (ETP) Webinar Series Part 1: Eligibility and TEGL 08-19


November 18, 2020

Learning and Leading: Effectively Leveraging Experiences in the Pandemic to Promote Recovery

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December 07, 2020

National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) 2020 Virtual Youth Symposium



October 01, 2020

Support Act Grantee Orientation

October 06, 2020

New Grantee Orientation Series - National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP)

October 07, 2020

Success Factors and the Characteristics of High Quality Apprenticeships

October 08, 2020

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) National Grant Award Kick Off and Overview

October 08, 2020

New Grantee Orientation Series - NFJP - Grant Administration & Operations

October 09, 2020

SAE 2020 TA Orientation

October 13, 2020

Live Q & A: REA Impact Study Findings and Implications for RESEA Programs and Evaluations

October 13, 2020

New Grantee Orientation Series - NFJP Understanding Your Customer - How Data Can Help

October 15, 2020

Refresher: Title I and III Annual Statewide Performance Report Narrative

October 15, 2020

New Grantee Orientation Series - NFJP Eligibility, Outreach and Recruitment, Enrollment

October 16, 2020

SCSEP National Grant Transition Begins

October 20, 2020

Opening Plenary: H-1B Apprenticeship Virtual Grantee Convening

October 20, 2020

New Grantee Orientation Series - NFJP Partnerships & Service Delivery

October 21, 2020

PLENARY: Why Apprenticeship? Employer Partners and Apprenticeship Programs

October 21, 2020

New Grantee Orientation Series - NFJP Grant Reporting Requirements

October 22, 2020

The Foundations of Governance in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

October 22, 2020

Plenary: Sector-Based Approaches for Apprenticeships

October 23, 2020

PLENARY: Apprenticeship and the Future of Work

October 27, 2020

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) Transition Status Update

October 27, 2020

Expanding Opportunity: Apprenticeships for Individuals with Disabilities

October 29, 2020

Evaluation Planning for Remote Workforce Services and Online Learning


Thank You!


The WorkforceGPS Team
Helping You Navigate to Success Today

U.S. Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration