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As noted in a 2015 report prepared by Jobs for the Future for JPMorgan Chase’s New Skills at Work initiative, growth in some segments of the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) labor market remains strong, with 42,000 middle-skill job openings projected every year through 2018. These jobs are projected to pay an average of $24.27 per hour, which is 35% higher than the local “living wage.” And yet ...MORE
Apples to Apples: Making Data Work
CSW and the Workforce Benchmarking Network (WBN) are pleased to release a Data Update to our 2013 report, Apples to Apples: Making Data Work for Community-Based Workforce Development Programs. The 2013 report summarized themes from the analysis of aggregate program data for 332 programs operated by 200 organizations between 2006 and 2011, and included information on participants, services and out ...MORE
Connecting Credentials Webinar Series
Please join us in continuing the national dialogue on building a learning-centered credentialing system. Between January and March 2016 the Connecting Credentials Initiative is hosting a series of interactive webinars featuring credentialing innovations underway across the country. The purpose of these webinars is to increase understanding of the depth and breadth of these initiatives and stimu ...MORE
Employing Opportunity Youth


OCTOBER 19, 2015

As we approach the end of October, with most families settled into their back-to-school routines, it is a good time for leaders in all sectors to be thinking about ways to address the staggering number of young people – estimated at around 5.5 million between the ages of 16 and 25 – who are not connected to school or to work.  These chronically disconnected youth represent an enormous loss of ...MORE
Corporation for a Skilled Workforce’s (CSW) Chairman Larry Good and President Jeannine LaPrad are both speakers at an upcoming conference, focused on ways to increase the opportunity for upward mobility for Michigan residents.  The conference is on Tuesday, October 20th at the Grand Valley State University campus in Grand Rapids, MI. This important conference will bring policy experts and the p ...MORE