DOL Awards $1.9 Million to Increase Apprenticeship Opportunities for Youths and Adults with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) has recently announced that it has awarded a two-year, $1.9 million contract to Oakland, California’s Social Policy Research Associates, Inc. (SPRA) to improve apprenticeship opportunities for youths and adults with disabilities in high-growth industries. This follows the recent presidential Executive Order on Expanding Apprenticeship in America.

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U.S. Adds 261,000 Jobs in October

In the month of October, the U.S. added 261,000 jobs and the unemployment rate dropped to 4.1 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Economists surveyed by Bloomberg had expected a job increase of 325,000 in October, anticipating a recovery from the September hurricanes. September displayed a gain of 18,000 jobs for the U.S. economy, with BLS data originally showing that employers had cut 33,000 jobs.

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How Will Self-Driving Cars Affect the Job Market?

Technological innovations taking place on a daily basis arouse excitement and anticipation, but how will they affect the future economy and job market for American workers? We have witnessed self-checkout machines transform grocery stores, allowing companies to have fewer cashiers on hand, and the swiftness with which video streaming services led to the end of once thriving video stores around the country.

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