The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense's Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity, today launched the 2013 Workforce Recruitment Program database, a recruitment resource for employers seeking a diverse workforce that includes employees with disabilities.
Obama Administration Announces $20M for 10 Public-Private Partnerships to Support American Manufacturing and Encourage Investment in the U.S. The Advanced Manufacturing Jobs and Innovation Challenge is a multi-agency effort among the DOC's EDA and NIST MEP, DOE, SBA and DOL's ETA with follow-on funding from the NSF. This initiative will assist the development and implementation of regionally-driven economic development strategies that support advanced manufacturing and clusters. In addition to the six agencies, the initiative will leverage technical assistance from up to eight other Federal agencies.
Employment Training Administration encourages state and local workforce investment areas to implement the American Job Center brand in accordance with state plans in order to establish a unifying name and brand for jobseekers and employers.
A network of people whose mission is to assist small businesses through collaborations and partnerships that enable more effective service delivery and implementation. INEAP Blog Post- Read the blog posting about INEAP.
May 15, 2013, 2:00pm - 4:00pm, American Association of Community Colleges, One Dupont Circle, Suite 410 Washington, DC
John Larsen, Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee, National Export Initiative
INEAP Network meeting at the International Trade Center, May 23, 2012
Michael Chodos, Deputy Administrator, Small Business Administration, welcomes INEAP to SBA
Olga Dominguez, Assistance Administrator, Office of Strategic Infrastructure, NASA
The E3: Economy, Energy and Environment is a collaborative initiative among five federal agencies; Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Commerce, Department of Energy, Small Business Administration, Department of Labor.
The US Census Bureau and SBA developed Go Global - Export 101, which is designed for companies and individuals new to exporting or looking to expand exporting capabilities.
The State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) program is an initiative that awards funds to states to help increase exporting by small businesses.
Export Import Bank has several programs to help small and medium sized enterprises to compete internationally, including loans, guarantees and insurance.
OECD Sustainable Manufacturing Metrics Toolkit and 101 Module This presentation describes how the Toolkit and 101 Module can assist manufacturers in their drive to implement sustainable practices.
STATSAmerica StatsAmerica is an on-line source of information on the demographic and workforce data for any of the 50 states, population, housing, income, and labor force data for any of the United States' 3,141 counties, and a tool which allows you to compare up to four areas (choose among the United States, states, metros, micros, divisions, custom regions) across the nation.
Cluster Mapping Tool A tool that can assist innovators and small business in creating jobs and spurring regional economic growth. The tool provides cluster initiatives and other economic development organizations an opportunity to register in a national database. The registry allows initiatives to showcase their activities and events to a wider public, search for appropriate partners across the nation, and learn from best practice examples of their peers. The site also provides free access to a rich database on the profile and performance of clusters and regional economies.
Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms (TAA), a federal program, provides financial assistance to manufacturers affected by import competition. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce, this cost sharing federal assistance program pays for half the cost of consultants or industry-specific experts for projects that improve a manufacturer's competitiveness.
Veterans Retraining Assistance Program. The VRAP offers 12 months of training assistance to Veterans and will provide training for educational programs that lead to a high demand occupation, as determined by the Department of Labor.
Joining Forces Mentoring Plus for Women Veterans. Joining Forces Mentoring Plus™ provides resources, including mentors, subject matter experts (SMEs), and online connections to women veterans and military and veteran spouses to assist them in obtaining meaningful employment and a successful career of interest to them. This mentoring model is based on career and workforce development goals.
Get Skills to Work coalition. Manufacturing Institute, GE, Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Alcoa to train U.S. Veterans for Jobs in Advanced Manufacturing.