NEWS IN BRIEF
- TROUBLESHOOTER. // People Management;3/20/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 6, p74
The article offers tips for effectively conducting formalised employee training program. A better-skilled workforce means a better-run business, helping to build a strong reputation. Skills brokers can also provide support and high-quality advice to encourage employers to take ownership of, and...
- STATE: KY LAUNCHES APPRENTICESHIP INITIATIVE TO FILL WORKFORCE NEEDS. // Lane Report;Oct2016, Vol. 31 Issue 10, p5
The article reports on the launch of a new apprenticeship programs by Kentucky to fulfill the workforce requirements.
- Americans of Spanish origin in the labor force: an update. McKay, Roberta V. // Monthly Labor Review;Sep76, Vol. 99 Issue 9, p3
Reports on developments in the labor force status of workers of Spanish origin and compares their employment situation during the recession in the U.S. with that of blacks and whites in 1975. Jobless rate for workers of Spanish origin in the second quarter of 1975; Average size of families in...
- On the way: 250 more drivers. // Motor Transport;4/10/2003, p3
Reports on the employment of black and other ethnic minorities to ease the driver shortage in Britain as of April 10, 2003. Information on the Nationwide Ethnic Transport Training, based in Yorkshire.
- AGC: Providing Trained Employees to Safely Build San Diego. // San Diego Business Journal;9/30/2002, Vol. 23 Issue 39, p25
Reports the apprenticeship program of Associated General Contractors in San Diego, California. Reinvestment of infrastructure; Challenges facing the construction industry; Availability of construction workforce.
- Affirmative Action in Federal Employment: Good Intentions Run Amuck? Kogut, Carl A.; Short, Larry E. // Public Personnel Management;Fall2007, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p197
This study examines the impact of affirmative action programs on federal employment to determine if equality of opportunity has been achieved across the various occupational categories and management, professional and supervisory positions. The study differs from most studies of EEO in that it...
- The fastest-growing U.S. ethnic groups. Minehan, Maureen // HR Magazine;May97, Vol. 42 Issue 5, p160
Focuses on the growing population of ethnic minorities in the United States and its share on the future workforce. Projection on the ethnic minority share of the workforce by 2005; Projected increases in minority populations for 2025; Steps which employers can take to meet the future challenge...
- Minorities in Construction referral Unions--Revisited. Hammerman, Herbert // Monthly Labor Review;May73, Vol. 96 Issue 5, p43
Reports on the changes in minority membership in construction referral unions and in apprenticeship programs in the U.S from 1969-1971. Comparison of the proportion of Afro-Americans in skilled building trades with that of black skilled craftsmen in all industry; Distribution of minorities in...
- Growth dies in the skilling fields. // New Zealand Management;Oct2002, Vol. 49 Issue 9, p6
Deals with the upcoming conference Developing Skills for Growth, by the Employers and Manufacturers Association, in response to the shortage of labor supply in New Zealand in 2002. Impact of the labor shortage on business growth; Role of apprenticeship programs; Participants in the upcoming...