Monthly Archives August 2017

KRA Customers Break Through Barriers to Employment

Since its inception, the KRA Breaking Barriers San Diego (BBSD) program—operated through the Metro Region Career Centers for the San Diego Workforce Partnership—has already been featured in two KRA Spotlight! articles. The following uniquely inspiring vignettes of three jobseekers are representative of many KRA/BBSD customer-success stories: When Diana, a highly qualified professor—BS in Biology, MS in Environmental Sciences, and PhD in Forest Sciences—was denied tenure, she experienced PTSD-type feelings of anxiety and distress. Despite impressive accomplishments, her fragile state-of-mind caused her to doubt her own capability to ever work again. However, Carnell Pinkney, KRA/BBSD Employment Specialist, worked diligently with Diana to ease her feelings of
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KRA Workforce & Government News

The USDOL WorkforceGPS Newsletter is one of the most educational and informative venues KRA has found for staying up-to-date on the latest ETA/AJC Workforce System Strategies’ events, programs, and resources.  If you are looking for evidence-based research and emerging practices, Workforce System Strategies (WSS) is the place to start on WorkforceGPS. Through our own Workforce & Government Edition of Inside KRA Today, we are sharing the contents of the August edition with our business- and career-services customers, our clients, and our other valuable partners and stakeholders.   WSS Summertime Reads – With the end of summer fast approaching, it’s time to start planning for the upcoming school year; and in that spirit,
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Anti-Poverty Advocates Condemn the RAISE Act as an Affront to Working Families

Reprint of August 4, 2017  CLASP (Center for Law and Social Policy) Press Release WASHINGTON, D.C.—Yesterday, Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) released the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Economy Act (RAISE Act), which would drastically reduce legal immigration to the United States. Backed by the Trump Administration, the proposal would cap refugee admissions, cut total immigration in half by eliminating diversity visas and cutting family-based visas, and create a new visa system that awards points to potential immigrants based on characteristics such as speaking English and having higher education levels. The bill also includes troubling provisions that would
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