Since the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly every employment sector faces a worker shortage crisis, with transportation, health care, social services and hospitality being the hardest hit.
N&R Publications creates meaningful stories about real people participating in workforce development programs. These stories aim to encourage more employers and prospective employees to participate, and to make sure these efforts aren't overlooked when it comes time for legislation and funding.
Published Jul 2023
Who is CWA? California Workforce Association works with local workforce development boards throughout the state to meet the needs of local employers while helping workers get good-paying jobs. CWA’s vision: A prosperous California where thriving industries are sustained by a highly-skilled, diverse and innovative workforce.View
Published Mar 2023
The effort to develop and maintain independence for Iowans with developmental disabilities depends largely on Direct Support Professionals. DSPs assist people with disabilities in a variety of ways: basic care like feeding and bathing, transportation, shopping or help getting and holding a job. There is a severe shortage of DSPs, however, so there are meaningful jobs, with regular but flexible hours, available all over the state. Learn how you can become a DSP--and change lives every day, including your own.View
Published Oct 2019
Options For All knows the powerful opportunities and transformations employment can bring. Thus, Options For All is doing important and innovative work to change what employment looks like for adults with disabilities in San Diego, San Bernardino, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties.View
Published Aug 2017
Apprenticeships in the building construction trades give workers an edge in today's job market and fill a skills gap in our economy. So why aren't we telling young people about them? Learn about getting a no-cost post-secondary education through three Sacramento unions: Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 447, IBEW Local 340 and Sheet Metal Workers Local 104. Plus, find out how one Sacramento high school is hoping to encourage the next generation to go into the building construction trades.View
Published Feb 2016
The nonprofit Work Training Center has been serving adults with disabilities in Chico and surrounding communities for decades. Filling a vital niche and serving an all-too-often forgotten population, WTC improves the quality of life of 700 individuals each year through its programs.View