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Lindenmuth to Lead Economic Development Partnership of NC

Governor Pat McCrory and N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that Richard Lindenmuth will become the interim Chief Executive Officer of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina. As interim CEO, Lindenmuth will be responsible for implementing the EDPNC … more

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Senate UI extension moves forward

A report from the National Skills Coalition On January 7, the Senate voted to advance legislation to provide for a short-term extension of emergency unemployment compensation (EUC) benefits. The cloture vote passed on a bipartisan basis, 60-37. The legislation introduced … more

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Senate Bill 127 – Overhaul of Commerce Department

With the rewrite of Senate Bill 127, the new title Economic Development Modifications now focuses on developing 8 “Prosperity Zones” and would dissolve North Carolina’s seven regional economic development groups. The bill would develop a non-profit corporation to provide oversight of these zones … more

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Workforce Advocacy Toolkit

Download Advocacy Toolkit. Provided by National Skills Coalition What is advocacy and why is it needed? What are basic principles for engaging in state workforce advocacy? What are the basic talking points to make to get the most of your … more

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2012 Skills Survey of NC Employers

Download 2012 Skills Survey of NC Employers The needs identified in this report support the fact that our local economies are truly global. North Carolina’s workforce is becoming more knowledge based, requiring a technically skilled workforce that is committed to … more

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North Carolina’s 2013 JobSeeker Survey

Download North Carolina 2013 JobSeeker Survey North Carolina’s economy is transitioning. Many businesses have yet to recover from the recession of 2008-2009. This has contributed to limited private training dollars and has prohibited some businesses from reinvesting in their workforce. … more

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Senate Bill 127 Customer Service, Economic Development and Transportation

Senate Bill 127, Customer Service, Economic Development and Transportation began as a benign bill that sought to align economic development regions and make them uniform and equitable. The bill languished in committee for three months before being heard on May … more

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House Bill 55 Reform Workforce Development

A joint resolution expressing the opinion of the General Assembly that the local provision of workforce investment act services should be streamlined by realigning local workforce development areas with the boundaries of councils of governments. House Bill 55, Reform Workforce … more

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The High Cost of Cutting Workforce Training

A significant percentage of our work force lacks critical education and skills needed in today’s economy — of that there can be no argument. Even though we have a large pool of unemployed workers, there’s a skills gap: They lack … more

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HR 114 Online Job Training Act of 2013

Amends the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to require the Secretary of Labor to award National Online Workforce Training Grants for workforce training programs using distance-learning technologies, such as the Internet. Requires such grants to be awarded on a competitive … more

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