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Seven Smart Ways to Get a Troubled but Talented Employee Back on Track

Sometimes, managers encounter an employee who is talented but difficult to work with. They may have great intentions but are unable to follow through. Or…

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Aging at Work: Why Older Workers Need Our Support

Older workers are a core part of the U.S. workforce, yet many face ongoing challenges related to age discrimination that we are failing to address….

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Trump Administration Offers New Take on the Apprentice with Rule to Promote ‘Blue-Collar Boom’

SALT LAKE CITY — The Department of Labor has released a final rule designed to expand apprenticeships and give workers another pathway to developing skills…

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Economists Discuss Ways to ‘Keep Colorado Competitive’

The economy of Denver’s south metro area will look a lot like last year’s, experts say, and the speed bumps to the region’s growth remain…

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Foundational Digital Skills: An Equity Imperative

As a single parent who worked full-time as a teacher’s aide, Tamea Bishop was determined to improve her economic prospects by pursuing postsecondary education. Because…

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Career Coaches Have Ideas for How to Better Serve the State’s Workers and Job Seekers

Career coaches from across Indiana presented to panels of business leaders Nov. 7 with recommendations for how to improve career services. The Skillful Governor’s Coaching…

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Prepare Your Workforce for a Recession: Focus on Skills

According to a slew of economists, a recession is on the horizon. While its severity and timing are widely debated, employers are reading the proverbial…

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Survey: Employers with Job Openings Should Look at Applicants’ Skills, Not College Degrees

You’ve seen the job description before: Growing company seeks dedicated professional for exciting midcareer position. Must have strong leadership skills, excellent written and oral communication…

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Polis’ Free All-day Kindergarten Lets Parents Re-enter the Workforce. How Can We Help Them?

In May, Gov. Jared Polis signed a bipartisan bill into law funding full-day kindergarten for Coloradan kids starting this fall — a transformational investment in…

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6 States Receive Grants, State-specific Data as Part of Training Initiative

Six states will receive financial, policy and technical assistance for designing education and training programs for workers over the next 18 months thanks to a…

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The Markle Foundation’s Rework America and Skillful Initiatives are Promoting Adoption of Skills Necessary for the Workforce to Thrive in a Digital Economy

In a Nutshell: For nearly 100 years, the Markle Foundation has sought to improve the lives of Americans by addressing crucial problems through education and…

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New Workforce Initiative Helping Firms Get Smarter with Hiring

Skillful is billed as a workforce development initiative from the New York-based Markle Foundation. But Skillful Indiana’s executive director is adamant that the organization is…