Here are your links for the week:
- CLASP Litmus for Legislation--CLASP has developed some criteria for evaluating proposals to restructure workforce development.
- Federal Funds to Train Jobless are Drying Up--This recent NYT article points out that we are now spending 18% less on workforce development than we did when unemployment was at 5%.
- Where Are Jobs for Young People?--The Philadelphia Inquirer notes that entry-level jobs have been decimated in the recession, taking a disproportionally greater toll on the younger generation.
- What Employers Want from the Long-Term Unemployed--No surprises here, although good advice for job seekers to focus in interviews on the future and what they could do for a prospective employer, rather than on past experiences.
- LinkedIn Industry Trends-- LinkedIn worked with the Council of Economic Advisers to gather data on the big industry winners and losers in the recession.
- LinkedIn Job Seeker Webinar--Speaking of LinkedIn, they offer a free monthly webinar for job seekers to learn how to use LinkedIn as part of their job search. The next session is May 9. Could also be a good session for staff to attend.