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High School Curriculum - add Practical Adult Education trending idea

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Required classes for Juniors and Seniors should include education about credit cards, bank accounts, health plans, budgeting and retirement fundamentals to include terminology, resources, simple quizzes to test their knowledge.  Most underprivileged communities have generations of family in same household but no one has this basic knowledge or has minimal knowledge and should have the information availalble in multiple... more »

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Information Portal for Employers

Create a portal containing information similar to what we already have in JAN (job accommodation network).  Allow the employers to learn their responsibilities and ask questions without fear of an enforcement action.  Many employers do not have the luxury of hiring an in-house counsel or an outside attorney every time they have compliance questions or issues.  Help the employers with compliance.

When creating the portal,... more »

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Equity trending idea

let me start by saying that all people are valuable and can add value to any situation. So as an employer how does the govt expect me to balance this idea of equity with ability?  it is best for the consumer for me to hire people based upon their ability to do the job vs focusing on an executive order. Currently, my company employees 12% African American, 6% Asian, 6% Portarican, 6% Lebanese, and I could go on. however,... more »

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Employment Empowerment trending idea

Regarding "DOL's outreach to workers from underrepresented groups" -- in 2008, the Labor Force Participation Rate for people with disabilities was about the same as it is in 2021. In the 1980's, earlier studies suggested a similar rate (around 33%). This stagnation exists despite decades of important accomplishments towards advancing the employment of people with disabilities through better employment preparation programs,... more »

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Combining Education about FMLA with Leave Requests

Some employers offer different types of maternity/paternity leave (paid/not paid).  Many employees share that they need to take leave or PTO due to a caregiving responsibility. It would beneficial to be made aware of the Family Medical Leave Act eligibility at the point of these leave requests.  Additional education and support could help employees with various caregiving responsibilities be more informed of their rights. ... more »

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13th Amendment Eradication / Hire Ex-Cons

Consider: We all have made mistakes in life whether we have been subject to prosecution of a felony or not. 

Consider: We all have the ability to change and make a difference.

With that in mind, I am a reformed man who spent time in both juvenile facilities (homes) and Michigan prisons. 

As of July 21, 2021, I have been free from physical bondage 11 years. To me that's a tremendous accomplishment, but I still wear... more »

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Day Care

Community Member kudos icon + Community member

In order to increase the number of women in the construction field, we need assistance with day care hours of operation.  Many women are single mother's but when they must arrive at work by 5am, there are very few day care options.  Also, single mothers who are trying to improve the lives of their children and themselves, should not have assistance cut when they begin making money.

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Walk the walk...

Federal workforce development programs need to better encourage a wholistic and equitable approach to serving underrepresented populations. While WIOA funded programs include measurements within funding categories, it lacks a gauge across categories. While an area or state may technically do well within a single WIOA title, it may do a poor job across the system and the respective federal entities only report on their... more »

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Employee Engagement and Empowerment trending idea

True employee engagement involves their active involvement in all facets of work, and certainly some assurance that their encounters, experiences and expectations are being heard. A key component of this engagement is creating forums, discussions, and even "community listening" sessions so that individuals can tap in and voice concerns and issues. This has worked well in my past experiences in creating "safe sites" for... more »

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Equity for older persons with disabilities in Federal Agencies

Not everyone advances from high school to higher education. Those who took years to catch up to advance their education and recieve a Bachelors degree need to be considered in the federal workplace.

I have worked with a young man for over 20 years who graduated with a Bachelors degree and continues after 60 job applications to seek employment including federal government opportunities in Public Affairs. In the mean time... more »

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Equality without hate or prejudice

A few suggestions that transcend between Gov and Private sector:

1: Limit background searches to five years. Viz immigrants background are less, any individual who has been a  productive member of society for five years or longer without criminal activity demonstrates they benefit society.

2: Provide equal Financial support, educational, training, and other services to enable American Citizens to be self sufficient... more »

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Work and Life Competencies

As a human resources professional I have worked with diverse groups of people.  What I have learned is that there is a general need across all backgrounds to learn certain competencies that serve us well in our lives.  These are often learned on the go. I strongly believe that learning them at a much earlier age is more than useful. It is critical. My offer here. provide High School and post high school adults opportunity... more »

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Apprenticeship Programs

There are many opportunities available for construction related jobs and other industries, except there is a gap in available skilled laborers/trades.  I think many states could benefit from Apprenticeship programs that teach students or young adults various trades and skills that could help them to learn a very sought after trade and higher salary.

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Where are you posting job ads? Edited

Job ads have been historically marketed to only certain sectors of our society - white, educated and tech-savvy individuals. To increase diversity of job applicants, employers should be required to post their jobs on numerous sites including sites that cater to different ethnicities, languages, etc. If you're looking for diverse job applicants, you'll need to share beyond the average job ad platforms.

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