The California Workforce Association endorses CA Labor Secretary Julie Su for US Secretary of Labor

California Workforce Association FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 19, 2020 The California Workforce Association endorses CA Labor Secretary Julie Su for US Secretary of Labor Endorsement comes from Association Representing California’s 45 Local Workforce Development Boards As the candidates for the incoming Biden administration’s Secretary of Labor are vetted and explored, California’s system of local workforce providers resoundingly threw their support behind State Secretary of Labor Julie Su. In a letter to the Biden transition team, CWA Executive Director Bob Lanter cited Secretary Su’s experience leading California’s Labor Agency as critical for the incoming administration’s Department of Labor.

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Solano County Releases COVID Workforce Report

Six (6) months into the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID) pandemic, Solano County, like many communities, is facing historically high unemployment and severe financial strain within the business community. Business shutdowns imposed to reduce the spread of the pandemic have had a troubling effect on Solano County’s economy and community.

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A Workforce Agenda for President Biden and Congress

With 72 days until America’s 46th president takes the oath of office, National Skills Coalition released Skills for an Inclusive Economic Recovery: An Agenda for President Biden and Congress. The agenda includes specific federal policy proposals that would help achieve the Skills for an Inclusive Economic Recovery call to action that NSC released in September.

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CPUC and State Workforce Development Board Sign Agreement to Advance Shared Prosperity as California Transitions to Zero-Emissions Energy and Transportation Systems.

SACRAMENTO, October 29, 2020 – Following Governor Gavin Newsom’s recent Executive Order to accelerate climate change mitigation efforts and build a more sustainable and inclusive economy (EO N-79-20), the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and California Workforce Development Board (CWDB) announced today the signing of a first-ever Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to ensure investments in clean energy and transportation sustainability result in high quality jobs and greater access to career opportunities for disadvantaged Californians.  To read the full story, please click here.

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Congress should invest in our nation’s workforce development system

Angelov Farooq, Chairman of the California Workforce Development Board believes Americans deserve to have the dignity to access pathways with quality jobs that can provide for their families and meaningfully investing in our public workforce system ensures there is an infrastructure to equitably support workers toward that goal.

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