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This paper estimates the returns to retraining for older displaced workers—those 35 or older—by estimating the impact of community college schooling on earnings. Our analysis relies on longitudinal administrative records covering workers displaced from jobs in Washington State during the early 1990s. We find older displaced workers participate in community college schooling at lower rates than younger workers. But, among those who participate, the impact on quarterly earnings for older and younger displaced workers is similar. We estimate one academic year of community college schooling increases long-term earnings by about 7 ...
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Local jobs are in great demand and many jobs are generated to meet this demand. It is clear that none of us can travel to jobs beyond a certain distance, due to time and cost constraints. Government departments are aware of the need for jobs in my local area, but can only create a certain number. Manufacturing is an important industry that recruits many personnel for jobs in my local area like, accountants, mining engineers, customer service people, human resources, geologists etc. Jobs in my local area are thus created, income remains in local areas, and local partnerships are encouraged. Capacity is built in the community for ... market research, surveys and trends
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an overhaul of the student loan program.  Since two-thirds of college students graduate with some debt, this new law will likely directly affect how you pay for your child’s education.  Notably, the new bill: Eliminates the subsidies paid to bank to create the loans.  This will save taxpayers an estimated $68 billion over the next eleven years.  The government has always backed the loans, so the banks have never assumed any risk. New loans will be issued directly by the government.  Banks will continue to service the loans, collecting payments when due. Loan repayment will be capped at 10% of a new graduate’s ... market research, surveys and trends


Is retraining displaced workers a good investment? | Goliath ...
Studies have found that for many workers, job loss has a major long-term adverse impact on earnings. For example, in earlier research we found the earnings losses for high-seniority workers displaced from jobs in Pennsylvania during the early 1980s amounted to approximately 25 percent of their expected earnings even five years after job loss. The losses were larger for workers displaced in the Pittsburgh area and in other labor markets with substantial employment declines, for workers with many years of service with their former employer, and for workers whose former industries were declining (Jacobson, LaLonde, and Sullivan ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Occupational Mobility and Retraining
The extent of occupational mobility is indicated by the number of workers who change occupations over a given period of time. Occupational mobility can be upward or downward, depending on whether a worker moves to a higher paying, higher status occupation, or vice versa. Since the early 1970s, the growth of higher paying, higher status occupations has slowed in the United States. This includes industrial occupations as well as (more recently) professional positions and occupations in military related industries. Combined with a trend towards downsizing and the increased use of ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Feds offer $19 million 'emergency grant' to help unemployed NUMMI workers
East Bay elected officials yesterday welcomed a $19 million emergency grant from the federal government to help workers affected by the recent closure of the former New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. plant in Fremont. U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis announced the grant at a news conference at a re-employment center across the street from the shuttered NUMMI plant. The event was attended by former NUMMI employees, union leaders, local government officials and three East Bay congressmen. Congressman John Garamendi, (D-Walnut Creek) told Solis, "I know the president cares deeply (about former NUMMI workers) and has sent ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Displaced workers to be eligible for help
Workers who have lost their jobs as a result of the recent layoffs at Stanley Furniture in Stanleytown will be eligible to receive federal Trade Readjustment Assistance, commonly known as TRA, from the U.S. Department of Labor. Any worker who lost his or her job on or after Oct. 31, 2009, including those who lose their jobs as a result of the layoffs announced May 5, is eligible to receive the TRA assistance. The benefits will help secondarily affected workers with job retraining and health care premium payments. The displaced workers also will be eligible for health care benefits through the Health Care Tax Credit, which will ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Do Displaced Workers Benefit From Community College Courses ...
the impact of retraining displaced workers in Washington State's community colleges. The most pressing question in terms of national policy is are the ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Secretary Duncan Announces Grant Competition to Retrain Displaced ...
— U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited the Milwaukee Area Technical College today to announce a $7 million special competitive grant to establish innovative and sustainable community college programs that prepare displaced workers for second careers. This first-of-its-kind grant program will be used to develop national models that can be replicated across the country, especially in communities where autoworkers have lost their jobs. Accompanied by Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle, Milwaukee Area Technical College Acting President Vicki Martin and Manpower Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Joerres, Secretary Duncan called upon ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Displaced Workers, Retraining, and Community Colleges
Displaced Workers, Retraining, and Community Colleges. A trio of economists ( Jacobson, LaLonde, & Sullivan) recently published an analysis of worker ...
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I work in constuction and have been recently diagnosed with mild adult scoliosis. My scoliosis is not disabling so I do not qualify for disability. But, because of the diagnosis my dr. recommends that I find a less physical job and my employer has released me because the don't want to take a chance of me hurting my back. I would love to be retrained in a different field but don't know where to start looking. My wife is a stay at home mother with our 10 month old son so I can't just stop recieving a paycheck. Any information would be extremely helpful. Thank you very much. Member since: March 06, 2006 ...
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Advantages commonly attributed to automation include higher production rates and increased productivity, more efficient use of materials, better product quality, improved safety, shorter workweeks for labour, and reduced factory lead times. Higher output and increased productivity have been two of the biggest reasons in justifying the use of automation. Despite the claims of high quality from good workmanship by humans, automated systems typically perform the manufacturing process with less variability than human workers, resulting in greater control and consistency of product quality. Also, increased process control makes more ...