Emerging Trends on Enhanced Wage Records and the Benefit to Businesses

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States maintain flexibility in the information they require from employers on the wage records of their employees. There has been a growing movement among federal and state agencies, researchers, and even businesses to “enhance” Unemployment Insurance wage records (EWR) to include more data, including hours worked and occupational codes, to better assess job market demands, […]

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The Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC): Recommendations on Workforce and Labor Market Information

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The WIAC is a Federal Advisory Committee that recommends ways to improve the nationwide workforce and labor market information systems to the Secretary of Labor. The new committee, appointed in mid-2020, reconvened in September and December 2020 to begin work on new recommendations to a new administration about how to change Federal statistical agencies and […]

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Examining the Workforce Needs of Food, Agriculture and Forestry Industries

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This webinar will highlight the key findings of a recent examination of the workforce needs facing Missouri’s food, agriculture and forestry industries. This study used labor market information, employer surveys and key stakeholder interviews to identify the current and future challenges facing employers in these industries. Conducted throughout 2019 and early 2020, this research highlights […]

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Perspectives on the Economy and What is Next for Recovery

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The scale of the current pandemic-driven economic crisis is unprecedented. What does the future hold for businesses, workers, and jobseekers as states move forward with reopening the economy? Can we expect a speedy recovery? The Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) and its affiliated associations invite you to participate in a conversation with Tom Barkin, […]

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California Cybersecurity: Statewide Survey Results from Employers and Postsecondary Institutions

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California employers have a rapidly growing need for a skilled cybersecurity workforce, but the state’s educational institutions are currently unable to supply enough workers to meet their demand. The California Community Colleges Centers of Excellence for Labor Market Research (COE) produced a report, focused on nine common and specialized cybersecurity work roles, to quantify employer […]

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