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October 2018

BankWork$ partners with Employ Milwaukee on vocational training program

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A new partnership will bring vocational training for people interested in the banking industry to Milwaukee. California-based BankWork$ partnered with workforce development agency Employ Milwaukee to bring its curriculum to the city. BankWork$ runs a free, eight-week training program to prepare participants in underserved neighborhoods for retail banking careers. The program now operates in Atlanta,…

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Video series on job interviews: Are you prepared?

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When it comes to nailing a job interview, it starts with preparation. Employ Indy offers great tips on how to be prepared! Click here to view the helpful video!

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A Highly Automated Construction Industry: What are the Impacts to the Midwest?

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What if the future of the construction industry looks a lot like the decades-long change in manufacturing? Automation has increased productivity, reduced costs, and improved quality in the construction industry. But technological changes that displace human labor in the construction industry could have devastating impacts on workers, families, and the U.S. economy in the future.…

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He’s tasked with seeding thousands of new jobs in Pittsburgh — whether Amazon comes or not

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As Amazon’s decision on where to build its second headquarters nears, Earl Buford is often up at night with a notepad. Mr. Buford, a new arrival to Pittsburgh, is still settling into his home in the Strip District. Yet as the new CEO of PittsburghWorks , the workforce development agency for Pittsburgh and Allegheny County,…

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