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Workforce Investment Act Operations Bulletin

Volume 2, Number 35

For the week ending September 12, 2003

(For Internal Use Only)


Training and Technical Assistance

CareerOneStop Tools "How To" Guides

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is developing a series of "How To" Guides to assist staff in the One-Stop offices. The first two in the series are now available in the Newsroom of the CareerOneStop Web site. The guides are in PowerPoint format and can be viewed on-line or downloaded for printing. The two "How To" guides take the user through the sequence of steps to find employers and wage information located in the America`s Career InfoNet website. These guides can be used in One-Stop Career Resource rooms and/or as handouts when conducting workshops. Contact: http://www.careeronestop.org/Newsroom/newsroom.asp and scroll down to CareerOneStop Materials.


LEP.GOV -- Information and Guidance on Language Access to Federal Programs and Activities

The LEP.gov web site promotes a positive and cooperative understanding of the importance of language access to federal programs and federally assisted programs. The web site supports fair, reasoned and consistent implementation of Executive Order 13166, Title VI, and the Title VI regulations regarding language access. This site also serves as a clearinghouse, providing and linking to information, tools, and technical assistance regarding Limited English Proficiency and language services for federal agencies, recipients of federal funds, users of federal programs and federally assisted programs, and other stakeholders. Contact: LEP.gov

 

Upcoming ETA Meetings/Events

 

Partners

Job Corps

Job Corps was recognized by the U.S. Army and the National Hot Rod Association for partnering and participating this past year in the Youth & Education Services (YES) program. The YES program offered more than 4500 Job Corps students nationwide an introduction to the connection between motor sport’s scientific, mathematical and social concepts to classroom subjects. Contact: Maria Temique (202-693-3118; temique.maria@dol.gov)

 

Miscellaneous

Trust Fund Loans

States Borrowing from the Federal Unemployment Account. Minnesota, New York, Texas, Missouri, North Carolina, and Illinois have authorizations to borrow from the Federal Unemployment Account through September. Outstanding loans, as of September 4, are:

  • Minnesota$ 85,928,823.49
  • New York$238,346,872.34
  • Texas$172,170,994.02
  • Missouri$ 19,209,075.71
  • North Carolina$ 0
  • Illinois$ 54,543,466.31

    Contact: Ron Wilus (202-693-2931; wilus.ron@dol.gov)

    National Associations and Organizations

    For a listing of National Associations and Organizations involved in the Workforce Investment System, contact the Workforce Tools of the Trade website at: http://www.workforcetools.org/associat_wf.asp?script=associations

    Trade Adjustment Assistance for Pillowtex, Inc. Workers

    The Department of Labor has certified approximately 5,000 workers laid off from Pillowtex, Inc. in North Carolina, Virginia, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, California, Alabama, Illinois, Texas, and South Carolina as eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance services and benefits. Contact: http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/eta/ETA2003479.htm or www.doleta.gov/tradeact/ for additional information about Trade Adjustment Assistance.

    ETA Seeks Comments on Extension of Worker Profiling and Reemployment Service Information Collections

    The Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services (WPRS) program allows for the targeting of reemployment services to those most in need of services. The ETA 9048 and ETA 9049 forms are the only means of tracking the activities in the WPRS program. The ETA 9048 reports on the numbers and flows of claimants at the various stages of the WPRS system from initial profiling through the completion of specific reemployment services. This allows for evaluation and monitoring of the program. The ETA 9049 gives a limited, but inexpensive, look at the reemployment experience of profiled claimants who were referred to services by examining the state`s existing wage record files to see in which quarter the referred individuals became employed, what wages they are earning and if they have changed industries. The Employment and Training Administration is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension (ETA) of these two forms. Contact: Diane Wood (202-693-3212; wood.diane@dol.gov)