• INFOGRAPHIC: Our Workforce Changed. It's Time for the Law to Change, Too.
    Apr 24, 2013  - Our workforce is changing. More kids are raised in households where both parents work. More students hold down full-time jobs while pursuing a postsecondary degree. More single moms and dads are in the workforce. With so many demands on Americans’ time, it’s no surprise many struggle with work-life ... More
  • VIDEO RELEASE: Karen's Story
    Apr 23, 2013  - For countless Americans, more workplace flexibility could mean better work-life balance. Yet an antiquated federal law prevents private-sector employers from offering workers paid time off, or 'comp time,' in exchange for overtime hours worked. This outdated policy is an impediment to employers who ... More
    Mar 11, 2013  - This week the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to consider the Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act (H.R. 803), commonsense legislation that will reform the nation’s broken job training system and help put Americans back to work. The following infographic, rele... More
  • INFOGRAPHIC: The Need for Comprehensive Job Training Reform, Part 2
    Feb 25, 2013  - An infographic released earlier today revealed the confusing state of the nation’s workforce training system. The House Education and the Workforce Committee is taking action to provide taxpayers, employers, and workers with a more effective workforce development system. The Supporting Knowledge and... More
  • INFOGRAPHIC: The Need for Comprehensive Job Training Reform, Part 1
    Feb 25, 2013  - President Obama has said the nation’s workforce development system is a “maze of confusing training programs.” But words alone can’t describe how convoluted the system has become – the following infographic reveals the true size of the bureaucracy standing between workers and the skills they need to... More
  • Putting America Back to Work: Helping Unemployed Workers Gain Valuable Skills, Fill Local Jobs
    Jun 29, 2012  - For the nearly 13 million unemployed Americans, finding work is a full time job with little reward – but it doesn’t have to be this way. Decades ago, the federal government put in place a job training system designed to provide valuable services and support to struggling workers. Unfortunately, the ... More
  • Part III: Despite False Rhetoric, Job Training Reforms Beneficial to Workers, Employers, and Taxpayers
    Jun 7, 2012  - The House Education and the Workforce Committee is currently considering comprehensive reforms to the nation’s workforce development system. The Workforce Investment Improvement Act of 2012 (H.R. 4297) advances commonsense changes to federal job training assistance by eliminating dozens of ineffecti... More