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  • Cascades Job Corps Academy Accepting Applications

    Cascades Job Corps Academy Accepting Applications

    Cascades Job Corps Academy Accepting Applications


    Training focuses on high-demand careers in health care, information technology



    March 1, 2017


    Sedro-Woolley, Washington - - (February 27, 2017) - - The Cascades Job Corps College & Career Academy in Sedro-Woolley is now accepting enrollment applications. A demonstration project funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, the academy will provide students with opportunities to earn college credits and industry-recognized credentials in health care and information technology.

    Young people ages 16 through 21 who meet the eligibility requirements can start the enrollment process for the tuition-free program by visiting www.cascadesjobcorpscca.c om or by calling (800) 733-JOBS.

    “Job Corps is constantly evolving to prepare young people to meet workforce needs,” said Job Corps National Director Lenita Jacobs-Simmons. “Increasingly, companies and businesses require that job applicants have at least some college education. The Cascades academy will provide education and training opportunities for young people who possess the dedication and commitment to pursue successful careers.”

    As a demonstration project, the academy will seek to measure student outcomes. Eligible applicants must demonstrate skills at an eighth-grade level or higher in reading and math to be considered for the program. The program takes up to three years to complete, depending on students’ individual goals. Students will be selected through a lottery, and the first students are expected to begin the program in April. The academy will eventually serve up to 510 students each year.

    The academy offers career training toward certifications and credentials in the high-demand health care and information technology industries; college credits through partnerships with Skagit Valley College and Whatcom Community College; and evening and auxiliary programs, such as money management and language learning classes. Students without a high school diploma or the equivalent can earn one while attending the academy through a partnership with the Sedro-Woolley School District.

    Students reside on campus and have access to dormitories, meals, basic medical care, and recreation opportunities.

    The academy is open to eligible young people in Washington state, and is the nation’s only Job Corps College & Career Academy. There are three additional Job Corps centers in Washington – Columbia Basin Job Corps in Moses Lake, Curlew Job Corps in Curlew and Fort Simcoe Job Corps in White Swan – which offer career skills training in a variety of areas, including construction, medical, office technology, forestry and firefighting, and others.

    Job Corps is a tuition-free training and education program that connects eligible young men and women with the skills and opportunities they need to establish careers. Administered by the department, Job Corps serves more than 60,000 young people each year at 125 centers in 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. To learn more about Job Corps, visit www.jobcorps.gov or call (800) 733-JOBS.



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  • Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims

    Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims

    Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims





    February 10, 2017



    Washington, DC - - (February 9, 2017) - - The following is an excerpt of the U.S. Department of Labor's unemploment insurance weekly claims data:


    SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA
    In the week ending February 4, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 234,000, a decrease of 12,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 246,000. The 4-week moving average was 244,250, a decrease of 3,750 from the previous week's unrevised average of 248,000. This is the lowest level for this average since November 3, 1973 when it was 244,000.

    The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.5 percent for the week ending January 28, unchanged from the previous week's unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending January 28 was 2,078,000, an increase of 15,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised down by 1,000 from 2,064,000 to 2,063,000. The 4-week moving average was 2,075,750, a decrease of 3,750 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised down by 250 from 2,079,750 to 2,079,500.



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    UNADJUSTED DATA
    The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 259,545 in the week ending February 4, a decrease of 19,099 (or -6.9 percent) from the previous week. The seasonal factors had expected a decrease of 5,892 (or -2.1 percent) from the previous week. There were 290,796 initial claims in the comparable week in 2016.

    The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.8 percent during the week ending January 28, unchanged from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 2,481,320, a decrease of 13,265 (or -0.5 percent) from the preceding week. The seasonal factors had expected a decrease of 30,950 (or -1.2 percent) from the previous week. A year earlier the rate was 2.0 percent and the volume was 2,680,598.



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    The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending January 21 was 2,538,312, an increase of 32,996 from the previous week. There were 2,739,533 persons claiming benefits in all programs in the comparable week in 2016.

    No state was triggered "on" the Extended Benefits program during the week ending January 21.

    Initial claims for UI benefits filed by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,556 in the week ending January 28, an increase of 549 from the prior week. There were 932 initial claims filed by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 156 from the preceding week.

    There were 14,785 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending January 21, an increase of 1,559 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 12,303, an increase of 40 from the prior week.

    The highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending January 21 were in Alaska (4.8), Connecticut (3.1), Montana (3.1), New Jersey (3.1), Rhode Island (2.8), Illinois (2.7), Massachusetts (2.7), Pennsylvania (2.7), Puerto Rico (2.7), and California (2.6).



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    The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending January 28 were in Ohio (+3,659), Indiana (+755), Florida (+741), Oregon (+700), and Wisconsin (+616), while the largest decreases were in California (-8,089), Washington (-564), Pennsylvania (-350), Puerto Rico (-325), and Virginia (-304).




    Information source: U.S. Department of Labor...
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  • U.S. Department of Labor has Approved Supplemental Award of $2 Million to Provide Reemployment Services to Transitioning Services Members at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    U.S. Department of Labor has Approved Supplemental Award of $2 Million to Provide Reemployment Services to Transitioning Services Members at Joint Base Lewis-McChord








    February 8, 2018


    Washington, DC - - (February 7, 2017) - - On Dec. 16, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor awarded a National Dislocated Worker Grant for up to $5,586,385, with $2,888,266 released initially, to provide reemployment and training services to about 900 transitioning military service members at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Lakewood, Washington.

    On March 20, 2015, the department awarded the remaining $2,698,119 of the original approved amount of $5,586,385.

    On Dec. 11, 2015, supplemental funding of $2.5 million was awarded to continue the provision of services to individuals already enrolled in the project as well as 450 additional transitioning service members.

    This supplemental award of $2 million will allow for the provision of reemployment and training services for 750 new participants, bringing the total number of participants to about 2,100, and bringing the total funds awarded for this project to $10,086,385.

    Supported by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014, Dislocated Worker Grants temporarily expand the service capacity of dislocated worker training and employment programs at the state and local levels by providing funding assistance in response to large, unexpected economic events that cause significant job losses. The grants generally provide resources to states and local workforce investment boards to re-employ laid-off workers quickly by offering training to increase occupational skills.




    Information source: U.S. Department of Labor...
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