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NWIndianaLife: READY NWI gathers to plan for region-wide student success

Click here for more photos! May 17, 2019 Written by: Kayla Belec On the third Thursday of each month during the school year, leaders from K-12 schools, colleges across the Region, and workforce development professionals gather at Hobart High School to tackle the tricky topic of preparing students for college and careers. This Thursday, the…

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Chicago Fed Letter: Does automation always lead to a decline in low-wage jobs?

Chicago Fed Letter, No. 413, 2019, Download article here. Does Automation Always Lead to a Decline in Low-Wage Jobs?By Daniel Aaronson , Brian J. PhelanView article at chicagofed.org To what extent are low-wage jobs in the United States being replaced by technology? Our research¹ suggests that low-wage jobs that are intensive in routine cognitive tasks,…

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NWI Times GUEST COMMENTARY: Young workers are lovin’ it at McDonald’s

Doug Ross, April 28, 2019 All six LaPorte County McDonald’s restaurants focus on hiring young workers and building deep relationships that frequently last a lifetime. They are owned and operated by the team of Glenn Lubeznik and his son Sam, and Sam’s wife Erika. They do much more for the community than satisfy hungry patrons…

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NWI Life: Northwest Indiana Workforce Board and the Center of Workforce Innovations unveils 2018 State of the Workforce Report

Written by: Curtis Hankins Business leaders and educators from across the Region gathered at Avalon Manor on Wednesday for the unveiling of the biannual State of the Workforce Report. The report revealed issues, strengths, and trends set to impact Northwest Indiana’s economy for years. Prepared by the Center of Workforce Innovations and presented by the…

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NWI TIMES GUEST COMMENTARY: Thriving workforce begins with early childhood learning

Linda Woloshansky, March 17, 2019 As a parent and professional, I have applauded the ongoing work of early learning pioneers over the years who influence childhood development. Recently, I fully embraced this knowledge as fulfilling the future workforce pipeline issue due to new science of early learning involving a team of neuroscientists, psychologists, sociologists, statisticians…

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The Northwest Indiana Workforce Board is posting a request for proposals for the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act: Staff to the Board and One-Stop Operator and/or Title I Adult and Dislocated Worker Service Provider

The Northwest Indiana Workforce Board is posting a request for proposals for the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act: Staff to the Board and One-Stop Operator and/or Title I Adult and Dislocated Worker Service Provider. View full RFP here.

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