Workforce Investment Act Operations Bulletin

Volume 1, Number 32

December 14, 2001

(For Internal Use Only)


 

Policy

The next policy meeting is scheduled for January 8, 2002 at 3:00 p.m.

 

Technical Assistance and Training

The America`s Workforce Network Research Conference Papers are now available online. The papers address a wide range of policy and program issues including: (1) Unemployment insurance, (2) Welfare to work (3) Employment Services, (4) Training and Skill Development, and (5) Labor Market Policy and Development. Contact: jdheinberg@doleta.gov

On December 11, U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao announced the latest round of awards totaling over $24 million under the H-1B Technical Skills Training grant program. The grants were awarded to local communities to provide high-level training to employed and unemployed workers for jobs in occupations where skills shortages exist. The H-1B Technical Skills Training grants are supported by user fees paid by employers seeking high skilled foreign workers under the H-1B visa program. The goal of the training grants is to prepare Americans for these same high skill jobs, reducing the dependence on foreign labor.

For a list of the grant recipients contact: usworkforce.org under the category "What's New"

Upcoming ETA Meetings