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GSI derives its employment forecast from internal data on job openings, job severances, and the number of applications for unemployment benefits filed on GSI state client sites

A Return To Modest Growth Marks The January 2021 Jobs Report

The results mark 11 months since the Covid-19 economic lockdown and signals that the labor market recovery is continuing to move sideways after healthy growth from May through October 2020. Strong growth should reassert itself as more Covid-19 vaccinations are administered later in 2021.

Forecasting the January 2021 Labor Market Report

Geographic Solutions, Inc. (GSI), has produced forecasts of the two most closely watched macroeconomic data series from the report: the monthly change in employment and the monthly unemployment rate.

Observing MLK Day: Five Inspirational Quotes from MLK on Labor, Workforce, and Economic Development

Dr. King worked tirelessly for freedom, justice, and equality for all people. His efforts were instrumental in the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The act paved the way to the formation of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Leisure & Hospitality Industries Continue to Struggle, but Vaccines Offer Hope for 2021

Economist Phillip Sprehe shares his commentary on December's jobs report, which caps a year that experienced the worst job loss on record. The Covid-19 vaccine offers hope for an economic jump start in 2021.

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Discover an easy way to assist job seekers as they strive to effectively reskill or upskill to meet the demands of tomorrow’s transformed workplaces with free online courses from Alison.

Monthly Job Gains Fall By More Than Half In November's Current Employment Statistics Report

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its monthly Current Employment Statistics (CES) report and Current Population Survey (CPS) for November 2020 on Friday, December 4th. The results mark nine months since the Covid-19 economic lockdown and seven months since the labor market recovery began.

October Jobs Report Shows Goods Producing Industries Picking up Steam

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its monthly Current Employment Statistics (CES) report and Current Population Survey (CPS) for October 2020 on Friday, November 6th.

Apprenticeship Programs: Creating Wage-Earning Opportunities and Sustainable Careers

Read about the National Apprenticeship Week from the USDOL, Geographic Solutions' apprenticeship program, and the Apprenticeship Module available for case management.

National Disability Employment Awareness Month Highlights the Importance of Accessibility and Inclusion in the COVID Age

National Disability Employment Awareness Month brings focus to the proliferation of accessible practices due to the global pandemic.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Unemployment and PUA Claims
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Local coalition of software CEOs donates large sum to kids' chairty to help fight systemic poverty and promote career-readiness in young people.

Nebraska Department of Labor works tirelessly to help claimants receive the funds they need amidst record high unemployment claims.

Nebraska Department of Labor works tirelessly to help claimants receive the funds they need amidst record high unemployment claims.

Creating Awareness for Digital Accessibility

As a company, we are committed to ensuring our software is universally accessible.

What you need to know about the CARES Act

A recent piece of federal legislation called the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act aims to provide relief for those who are temporarily out of work due to furloughs and layoffs.

How Geographic Solutions responding to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Paint by Cluster: How Career Clusters Became More Visually Appealing, and Their Role in Education's Future

Did you know that there are 16 career clusters and 79 career pathways that help students of all ages navigate their way to success in their college and career journeys?

Thank you to all veterans, past, present, and future.

On Veterans Day, we're taking a moment to recognize all veterans, past, present, and future, and thank them for their service.

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In June, the U.S. Department of Labor announced their highly-anticipated plans to expand apprenticeships in the United States, establishing a process for the development of high-quality, industry-recognized programs, and creating a new system that will pave the way for educational institutions to receive grants when they partner with employers.

Filling in the Gaps: How Workforce Agencies are Using Alison.com to Fundamentally Change Skills-Based Training

In the United States, hundreds of workforce agency administrators have used Alison.com to develop suites of freely-accessible online courses, forming educational cornerstones key to federally-funded government programs.

Skills-based workforce development: building careers pathways to real-world jobs.

In education and workforce development, the consensus is that there is a shift happening towards skills-based training and career pathways models.

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It’s time to consider every workforce agency’s greatest asset – the team at the front line. Nurturing, developing, and boosting emotional intelligence (EI) in these crucial positions will change the way you see business, forever.

Painting it Gold: Mining Data from the PIRL to Make Informed Decisions

Did you know that there are 488 data fields in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act’s (WIOA) Participant Individual Record Layout (PIRL)? FutureWork Systems' Geoff Smith discusses how you can mine gold from these fields to make informed data decisions.

In this picture, Geographic Solutions' president, Paul Toomey, is addressing the 2018 Workforce Technology Conference.

While parts of the country are still locked in the throes of winter, we’re already dreaming of warmer temperatures in the seasonable summer climate of coastal California.