Letter from the Director: Reflecting on accomplishments of past year

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It has been a busy season for Midwest Urban Strategies (MUS)! We marked our one-year anniversary in July as a formally organized consortium and at that Board  meeting we welcomed the Workforce Alliance for South Central Kansas (Wichita, Kansas) and Partner4Work (Pittsburgh, Pa.) as our newest Board members. We are excited to have these two…

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Northwest Indiana Workforce Board series: Hiring for the Future

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Hiring for the Future is a series from the Northwest Indiana Workforce Board, featuring region employers who provide young people a work opportunity while helping them gain skills and develop a good work ethic in order to succeed in today’s economy. NIWB interviewed Ben Scheiner, vice president, manufacturing, Galfab, who offered an interesting perspective in…

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Future Jobs Friday: Akron finding success with software and IT

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For a town built on heavy industry, Akron is finding success with a business cluster that might surprise some: software and information technology. Just ask Doug Weintraub, CEO of downtown Akron’s Bounce Innovation Hub, an incubator for all sorts of fledgling companies. “It’s bio health care-related entities and software — those are the biggest categories,”…

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Video series on acing your job interview

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Wondering about tips on how to ace your in-person interview? Check out this helpful how-to video created by EmployIndy. Click here to view.

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MUS members awarded nearly $8 million in grants to help dislocated workers

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The U.S. Department of Labor awarded the Center of Workforce Innovations on behalf of the Northwest Indiana Workforce Board (NWIWB) and other partner cities of Midwest Urban Strategies (MUS), with nearly $8 million in Trade and Economic Transition Dislocated Worker grant funding to help mature dislocated workers reconnect with employment in growth occupations and industries.…

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Six of top 10 cities for jobs are in Midwest Urban Strategies cities

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Six of the top 10 cities for jobs are covered by Midwest Urban Strategies! Congratulations to all of the MUS cities who were mentioned! We are proud of all of our members! 1- Pittsburgh; 2. St. Louis; 3. Indianapolis; 4. Cincinnati; 9. Cleveland; 10. Detroit. Click here to read more.

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Video series on job interviews: Tips for interview by text, phone, and video

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Is your interview going to be by text, phone, or video? Check out these tips from @EmployIndy on how to be prepared to ace your interview! Click here to view a video from EmployIndy on making sure you perform well in an interview that’s not conducted in-person.

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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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