Author Archives: Marcie Dingle
Our July Spotlight! is shining brightly on the San Diego Metro Region Career Centers—operated by KRA Corporation for the San Diego Workforce Partnership (SDWP)—and a new collaborative effort created to address the workforce services needs of jobseekers with disabilities.
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Jenilee worked in several labor-intensive fields after dropping out of high school 15 years ago. Then, in 2012 at age 30, she acquired a GED credential and Home Health Aide certification.
However, 2 years later, Jenilee still had not found … Continue Reading
Yesterday, President Obama signed into law the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), enacted by a large bi-partisan Congressional majority. Following 11 long years of debate over reauthorizing the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, we still have to wait another … Continue Reading
Sean Anthony’s experiences with other workforce development programs had led only to disappointment, frustration, and skepticism. But all that changed, in March 2014, when he met with Rhonda Feimster, KRA Career Agent at the PGWorks Employment & Training Program—operated … Continue Reading
In the District of Columbia, the most prominent employment-services agency through which TANF and non-TANF jobseekers can access educational, employment, and training, opportunities is the Department of Employment Services (DOES), whose website states, “Services ensure a competitive workforce, full employment, … Continue Reading
Selina visited the PGWorks Employment and Training Program, operated by KRA Corporation for the Prince George’s County Department of Social Services (DSS), to apply for Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA), but not being able to submit all of the DSS-required … Continue Reading
Yesterday, Congress passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which continues the critical work of its predecessor, the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998. The Senate passed WIOA on June 25, 2014, with a vote of 95-3, and now … Continue Reading
Shiron Holbrook, 34, visited the PGWorks Employment & Training Program—operated by KRA Corporation for the Prince George’s County Department of Social Services—to apply for Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) benefits, and after Orientation met with Ashelley Wilder, KRA Career Agent.… Continue Reading
Operated by KRA Corporation for the Prince George’s County Department of Social Services, the Non-Custodial Parent Employment Program (NPEP)—a component of the PGWorks Employment and Training Program—provides job training and/or placement services for parents delinquent with child-support obligations due … Continue Reading
Recently, the Work Participation, Placement, and Support Services Program, operated by KRA Corporation for the Baltimore City Department of Social Services, hosted a 4-hour Job Fair, attracting 75 jobseekers and 11 employers, including The Wyndam Peabody Hotel, Dream Management … Continue Reading