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Workforce Investment Act Operations Bulletin

Volume 2, Number 37

For the week ending October 3, 2003

(For Internal Use Only)





Unemployment Insurance Program Letter No. 34-03

Subject: Comparative Data on Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) Receipts and Amounts Returned to States

Purpose: To provide tables for Fiscal Years (FY) 2001 and 2002 showing estimated FUTA receipts attributable to employment in each state and the amounts of FUTA funds provided to each state for program administration and benefit payments. Cumulative totals for FY 1981-2002 are also included.

Contact: http://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/corr_doc.cfm?DOCN=1513


Training and Technical Assistance


WorkforceUSA.net is dedicated to the work of workforce development. It is designed for the day-to-day needs of workforce development practitioners in community-based organizations, community colleges, private firms, employer associations, unions, economic development organizations, One-Stop Career Centers, Workforce Investment Boards and elsewhere. Representing a collaboration among workforce development organizations and professionals, WorkforceUSA.net is intended as a site of shared learning.

The initial financial support for the site came from the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration and from the Ford Foundation.

Contact: http://www.workforceusa.net/home/index.cfm.


Upcoming ETA Meetings/Events



Military Spouse Resource Center

The Military Spouse Resource Center (MilSpouse.org) is a U.S. Department of Labor sponsored web site designed to assist the spouse of any active duty member of the U.S. Military or the reserves. MilSpouse.org will be extending services to military spouses directly through this site and through partnerships with other organizations and the U.S. Department of Labor's local One-Stop Career Centers. Contact: http://www.milspouse.org

The Department of Defense (DoD) Job Search

The Department of Defense (DoD) Job Search is an associate web site of the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) America's Job Bank (AJB). The web site is designed to assist separating Service members in their job search by providing an entry to America's Job Bank. This site, and America's Job Bank, are operated and maintained by the Department of Labor.
Contact: http://www.dod.jobsearch.org



TSA Recruitment Update

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced it is recruiting part-time federal security screeners to work at 72 regional airports in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

TSA is also recruiting at 18 of the nation's largest airports in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia and Wisconsin.

Interested candidates can apply at the TSA Web site and then click on "Employment" or directly visit the specific recruitment site. Candidates can contact TSA Recruitment Services at 800-887-1895 or TTY 800-887-5506.
(Recruitment Site) https://tsacareers.recruitsoft.com/
(TSA Web Site) http://www.tsa.gov/public/

H-1B website

The H-1B website is back online and up-to-date. The website provides assess to current data, including up-to-date information on the prospective applicant conferences.
Contact: www.doleta.gov/h-1b or Eric Schoonover (202-693-3710; schoonover.eric@dol.gov)

America's Job Bank

Version 5.1 of America’s Job Bank (AJB) was released this week. The most notable enhancement contained in this version of the site is the implementation of IBM’s Websphere language translation capabilities on AJB and the rest of the CareerOneStop sites. This new feature can be accessed by clicking on the "Translation" link in the footer of any of the CareerOneStop home pages. The service provides in context (versus word for word) translation of the sites in Spanish, Italian, French, German, Brazilian Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese and Korean. Contact: http://www.ajb.org/

America’s Service Locator’s Mapping Feature

A major new mapping feature was implemented this week in America’s Service Locator (ASL) based on new Geographic Information System (GIS) software, this feature provides users with a visual interface to simplify searches. Users may search for local workforce services by clicking on a map to get to the location of interest. Service providers are identified by color-coded dots that indicate if the local office is a One-Stop center, community college, literacy program, or other provider type. Users can also specify a zip code or state and obtain a map that area with local providers identified. When users "drill down" to the map of a local area, a listing appears below the map with the name and addresses of all local workforce offices. The use of GIS mapping in ASL is the first step in providing this service in all of the CareerOneStop E-Tools, including CareerInfoNet and America's Job Bank.

The ASL database has recently been expanded to more than 13,500 local workforce service providers, including 2,000 comprehensive One-Stop centers, 1,200 communities, more than 4,000 literacy program offices, and hundreds of Youth Opportunity Centers. Contact: http://www.servicelocator.org/

Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)

The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) will hold its second meeting in Chicago on October 2. CAEL is a project that will create a career ladder in Health Care for Certified Nursing Assistants, Licensed Practical Nurses and Registered Nurses. The five sites are Seattle, Sioux Falls, St. Louis, Houston and Chicago. Some hospitals and nursing homes include the Good Samaritan Society, the largest non-profit nursing home chain with 230 facilities, the University of Chicago Hospital, and the Harris County Hospital District in Houston with three hospitals and 13 community clinics. Contact: Laura Ginsburg (202-693-2803; ginsburg.laura@dol.gov)