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American Apprenticeship: From the Founding Fathers to the Future of Our Country

Apprenticeship programs have a long history in the United States of America and have contribute greatly to its foundation and growth. Current and future apprenticeships will continue to play an important role in our country's health.

Alison.com Guest Blog: How Apprenticeships Increase Employability

Alison.com's USA Workforce Specialist, Michael O'Reilly, writes about the surprising growth of apprenticeships since 2011 in this guest blog post.

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A welcome change from the previous two months, the expected job growth acceleration was somewhat higher than forecast by multiple outlets.

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While there is still some uncertainty in October's jobs report, encouraging signs such as a decline in the seven-day average of new daily Covid-19 cases should lead to an improved outlook.

The Benefits of the Alison Career Guide

The guide allows workforce agencies to help job seekers chart their journey towards successfully qualifying for, and attaining, their career of choice.

September 2021 Job Growth Hampered by Education

U.S. employment rose by 194,000 jobs in September while the unemployment rate dropped to 4.8%.

GSI Labor Market Forecast: September 2021

In September, we predict job growth of 461,000 jobs.

Workforce Development Month: An Opportunity to Recognize the U.S. Workforce System

The workforce development system is part of critical U.S. infrastructure with roots that trace back to the 19th century.

August 2021 Job Growth Weakened by Covid-19 Delta Variant

August's results are disappointing and appear to be chiefly driven by the spread of the Covid-19 delta variant.

GSI Labor Market Forecast: August 2021

The August jobs report may be dampened by two factors, one of which is the fast-spreading delta variant.

July 2021 Job Growth Accelerates before Covid-19 Variant Takes Hold

While the results are impressive, hurdles lie ahead with the Covid-19 variant leading some states and localities to reinstate some restrictions on activity.

GSI Labor Market Forecast: July 2021

Derived from internal data on the number of job openings, job severances, and the number of applications for unemployment benefits filed on our state clients' sites, we predict job growth in July of 689,000

The ADA at 31: Reaffirming Our Commitment to Supporting High Quality, Inclusive Career Tools

One of the most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation, the Americans with Disabilities Act paves the way for accessibility and inclusion.

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Discover a unique feature of Alison.com that provides a means for career continuity as well as an opportunity for a new path.

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The June labor market report will come as a relief to many after earlier lackluster growth, yet the U.S. employment level remains below its February 2020 total. Job creation was most pronounced in Leisure & Hospitality even as restaurants and hotels struggle to fill job openings.

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As many state governments moved to restrict eligibility for unemployment benefits in June, this month's report should provide a first look at the degree to which more generous benefits held back employment.

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While strong job growth in March indicated the job market was about to take off, the last two months have had disappointing outcomes.

GSI Labor Market Forecast: May 2021

Job growth in April signaled the U.S. went through a hiccup in the recovery which should eventually return to the job increases of summer 2020.

Capitalize on Available Features as a Means to Improve Efficient Communications With Clients

Learn about available features within VOS Sapphire that will help agency staff members communicate more effectively with job-seeking clients.

Alison.com's Free Workplace Personality Assessments Identify Job-Related Strengths and Weaknesses

Recently launched, Alison.com's Workplace Personality Assessment helps job seekers identify work-related strengths and weaknesses.

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GSI Labor Market Forecast: April 2021

Our April Employment Forecast projects accelerated job growth in the coming months as vaccines are distributed to a greater percentage of the population.

Part 3: Second Chance Month: An Interview With Lifeline Inmate Services' CEO and Founder, Robert Forte

In part 3, Robert Forte speaks about his role as CEO and Founder of Lifeline Inmate Services

Earth Day 51: Green Jobs Rising as a Hot, New Employment Sector

In the United States, more than 26 million Americans are involved in jobs with at least one green task.

Alison Learning Paths: The First Step on any Career Pathway

Alison's Learning Paths offer in-depth education and expansive training, allowing job seekers to embark down an entirely new career path -- starting from scratch if necessary.