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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.

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Presidents' Day is a chance to reflect on how a few commanders-in-chief left noteworthy marks on the workforce during their tenures in office.

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The 16th Annual Workforce Technology Conference takes place June 18-21, 2019, in Monterey, California.

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At 2018's Tampa Bay Tech Awards, Geographic Solutions received the Technology Project of the Year Award for the development and launch of Employ Florida's Disaster Recovery Jobs Portal.

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North Carolina veterans now have new tools available to help them find jobs.

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Geographic Solutions joins top tech companies in Tampa Bay as named finalists for Technology Project of the year.

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Geographic Solutions, in partnership with the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, recently launched Career Solutions, a redesigned website that features a fresh new look and enhanced customization options for students.

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Considered a persistent nuisance on job boards across America, scam employers are perpetually masking empty career opportunities to look like good fortune.

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You won’t find it on a list of the world’s most dangerous jobs, but this career path requires brave employees who are willing to work with JAWS.

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We recently partnered with the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and Texas Workforce Solutions to modernize WorkInTexas.com, bringing high-level job matching, user-friendly design, and increased job and talent access to residents of the Lone Star State.

In this picture, Geographic Solutions' president, Paul Toomey, is awarding the Paul Toomey IT Scholarship to Justin Walker.

Each spring, President Paul Toomey awards a scholarship to a Pinellas County high school graduating senior who has excelled in their pursuit of a computer-related degree.

In this image, Liliya Tanska, Geographic Solutions' Senior Business Analyst, is discussing reporting features within Virtual OneStop.

What's the best way for frontline staff to get their feet wet with reporting? Are there any ways to save time when creating reports? What new reports have been added to Virtual OneStop?

In this image, Louisiana Workforce Commission's Renita Williams speaks to a gathering of people at NASWA's 2018 Unemployment Insurance Interstate Benefits & Federal Programs Training in Savannah, Georgia.

Geographic Solutions recently sent a group of employees from our unemployment insurance team to NASWA's Fountains of Knowledge, the 2018 Unemployment Insurance Interstate Benefits & Federal Programs Training in Savannah, Georgia.

In this image, Geographic Solutions' president, Paul Toomey, is speaking to the general assembly at the 2018 Workforce Technology Conference.

Earlier this summer, we hosted the 2018 Workforce Technology Conference at the Wyndham Grand Resort on Clearwater Beach. Our annual client summit attracted more than 220 workforce development professionals, representing 98 distinct agencies in 30 states from across the United States.

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At first glance, it's a peculiar acronym with an asterisk fixed between vowels and consonants.

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Before the turn of the 20th century, Vocational Rehabilitation was mainly a service provided by psychologists and charitable organizations such as the Salvation Army and the American Red Cross.

In this image, Geographic Solutions' Florida Project Manager, Charlotte Hearn, introduces the newest version of Virtual OneStop at the 2017 Florida Workforce Professional Development Summit.

Geographic Solutions recently attended and exhibited at the 2017 Florida Workforce Professional Development Summit, held in Orlando, Florida.

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On June 6, 1933, The Wagner-Peyser Act was signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as part of the Wagner Unemployment Bill, essentially creating the what we know today as the "labor exchange."