Monthly Archives October 2017

Arkansas is Helping Adult Students Succeed

[October 18, 2017 CLASP Reprint] – Adult students are becoming the new majority in higher education.  But state appropriations and financial aid programs aren’t designed to support them.  As a result, these students experience income disparities and struggle with basic needs. In Arkansas, state higher education leaders are changing their approach to help adult students. The state’s Career Pathways Initiative (CPI) connects multiple systems to cover tuition and other expenses for low-income, educationally underprepared students. It uses federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families dollars and engages state agencies to ensure students can access child care, transportation, and other services. The program
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KRA Exceeds Customer’s Hiring Goal for New Store

In addition to organizing and hosting successful open-to-the-community workforce-development events, Business Services Representatives (BSR) of the KRA San Diego Metro Region Career Centers—operated for the San Diego Workforce Partnership—are equally expert in supporting its business-partners with targeted recruitment, screening, and hiring campaigns. Facilitated by BSR Laura Bowden, the KRA South Metro Career Center hosted a 7-day hiring blitz for dd’s DISCOUNTS—part of the Ross, Inc. retail chain—with the goal of employing a minimum of 50 individuals to staff the operation of its seventh outlet in the San Diego area. Exceptional barely describes the results! Sixty-one applicants were hired as Retail Associates
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KRA Monthly Spotlight!

The KRA San Diego Metro Career Centers, operated for the San Diego Workforce Partnership, recently hosted its second annual and highly successful Workforce Development Hiring Fair…aka JOB-I-CON…with 300+ jobseekers and 30+ employers attending the event at the San Diego Central Downtown Library (CDL), a comprehensive Career Centers facility. Led by Deona Dorsey, Operations Manager, a team of KRA Business Services Representatives and program specialists, representing Breaking Barriers San Diego (BBSD) and Expanded Subsidized Employment (ESE), reached out to their vast network of employer-partners, while Career Agents and other staff promoted the Fair to their jobseeker-customers and the public at large. Dorsey stated,
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