NLA info: Corrrection of Town Hall meeting Web Address
David J Rosen
DJRosen at world.std.com
Fri Aug 13 08:43:09 EDT 1999
Garrett Murphy e-mailed me that the Web address in the message below
is wrong. It should be:
(Click on "August WIA Town Hall Meetings.)
This will take you to the list of places and dates this month where
the U.S. Department of Labor is sponsoring hearings on Workforce
Investment Act Regulations. You might want to see if one of these town
hall meetings will be held near you and, if so, turn out learn more about
David J. Rosen
NLA List Moderator
<DJRosen at world.std.com>
On Wed, 11 Aug 1999, David J. Rosen wrote:
> [Crossposted from NIFL-workplace]
> >From the Desk of Ronald S. Pugsley, Director, DAEL
> Office of Vocational and Adult Education
> Editor: Sarah Newcomb
> Production: Rose Tilghman
> August 12, 1999
> Boom Boosts Workforce Model
> Our long economic expansion may be pushing workplace programs as a
> high-impact choice for adult education service delivery. The US Department
> of Labor (DOL) reports our economy created more than 300,000 new jobs in
> July-about three times the expected number-while workers benefited from
> solid wage increases. July's overall unemployment rate held steady at 4.3%,
> suggesting more people are working. While most workers can find jobs, many
> also cannot squeeze in travel time, transportation and child care costs
> required for learning in off hours. Delivery of basic skills services at
> work in partnership with employers and unions may be a promising venue.
> DOL Meets On WIA Title I Regs
> DOL is sponsoring regional Town Hall meetings this month to get public
> reaction on its proposed Title I regulations as well as other aspects of WIA
> Title I implementation. Interested? See http://workforce.org/whatsnew Click
> on "August WIA Town Hall Meetings."
> Urban Institute Study Tracks Welfare Leavers
> A new Urban Institute study "Families Who Left Welfare: Who Are They and How
> Are They Doing? <http://newfederalism.urban.org/html/discussion99-02.html>"
> offers the first national picture of welfare leavers and how they fared in
> 1997, shortly after enactment of the 1996 federal welfare reform law. See
> www.urbaninstitute.org Key findings include:
> * Most women who leave welfare work in the low-wage service jobs.
> * Welfare leavers have jobs similar to those of other low-income
> mothers, but they are less likely to have employer-sponsored health
> * One-third to one-half of leavers report serious economic struggles
> in providing food.
> * Almost one fifth report problems paying rent.
> * More welfare leavers report these struggles than do other low-income
> Shop Talk Hosts DOL
> State Directors-remember to join us for "Shop Talk" with DOL August 12 at
> our regular times.
> PLEASE NOTE: Shop Talk is a special feature for State Directors only. So,
> if you want information about the discussions mentioned in Shop Talk,
> contact your state director.
> Barbara Van Horn
> NIFL-WORKPLACE List Moderator
> Assistant Director
> Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy
> College of Education
> The Pennsylvania State University
> 102 Rackley Building
> University Park, PA 16802-3202
> Phone: 814-863-3777
> Fax: 814-863-6108
> E-mail: BLV1 at PSU.EDU
> Third graders' knowledge: "You can lead a horse to water but ... how?"
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