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Evan Brenner
Evan Brenner

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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.

Part 2: Second Chance Month: An Interview With Lifeline Inmate Services' CEO and Founder, Robert Forte

In part 2, Robert Forte speaks about recidivism, post-release obstacles, and his advice for those returning to society

Second Chance Month Promotes the Safe and Successful Return of Offenders to the Workforce

For National Second Chance Month, we interviewed Lifeline Inmate Services' CEO and Founder, Robert Forte, to talk about his upbringing, time in prison, and reentry contributions post release.

GSI Labor Market Forecast: March 2021

In advance of the Bureau of Labor Statistics' monthly jobs report, we're forecasting the monthly change in employment and unemployment rate.

Encouraging Signs for Leisure and Hospitality Sector in February Jobs Report

Job market gains came from a strong performance in the Leisure & Hospitality sector in February that totaled 355,000 new jobs, an encouraging sign for the most beleaguered sector since the onset of the pandemic.

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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.

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.

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.

An apprentice learns from a teacher in an automotive shop.

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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