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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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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Department of Labor awards grant to MUS partner organizations

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$7.85 million will help recruit, retrain dislocated workers The U.S. Department of Labor awarded Partner4Work (P4W), other partner cities of Midwest Urban Strategies (MUS), and other western PA workforce boards 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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EmployIndy leading collaborative effort on work-based learning initiative

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There are an estimated 30,000 youth and young adults who are disconnected from education and employment in central Indiana. According to EmployIndy, a Midwest Urban Strategies member, the disconnect results from a variety of factors including homelessness, criminal history, lack of family support, and inadequate access to job training. EmployIndy is trying to help through…

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JobsMobile on the Move is an opportunity on wheels for Ohio jobs seekers

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When Lisa Patt-McDaniel became Chief Executive Officer of the Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio almost two years ago, she inherited a huge recreational vehicle equipped with a dozen computers, a TV screen mounted on the side, and the ability to hold classes inside the RV. Rather than see an expensive over-sized, gas-guzzling camper, Patt-McDaniel…

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Tech Companies Are Choosing Chicago

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When Amazon began searching for a home for a second headquarters with 50,000 jobs, it visited five locations in Chicago, including the planned 80-acre Lincoln Yards development on the North Side. Amazon is expected to announce its choice among 20 cities in late September, while announcements of other tech companies expanding or moving to Chicago…

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Midwest Urban Strategies members visiting with Congress in Washington

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Later this month, executives from Midwest Urban Strategies and several of our members and partners will be in Washington, D.C. as part of the annual the U.S. Conference of Mayors Workforce Development Council Board meeting. In advance of that meeting, MUS staff have been reaching out to various members of their respective delegations, both on…

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