The Verdugo Consortium, serving the cities of Glendale, Burbank, and La Cañada Flintridge, is administered by the City of Glendale through a joint powers agreement. The Verdugo Consortium is governed by the Verdugo Workforce Development Board (VWDB).
The VWDB is hosting a forum for the Los Angeles Basin Regional Planning Unit to solicit public comment and recommendations on the Regional Plan.
Subject: Los Angeles Basin Regional Planning Unit (RPU) – Self-Assessment Forum
Date/Time: Thursday, December 13, 2018, 9:00 am. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Verdugo Jobs Center, 1255 S. Central Ave., Glendale, CA 91204
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New research shows that the reality of today’s wage gap is more complicated than the figure often bandied about in Washington—“80 cents to a man’s dollar.” In fact, the gap might actually be much worse, yet much simpler to fix, than we assume.
According to a new analysis of historical wage data by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), the oft-cited 20 percent gap, which focuses on short-term earnings, misses the context of women’s lives. When mapped over 15-year periods, the long-term gender earnings gap might widen to as much as 50 percent.
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Forum 3 – Non-Custodial Parents, 9:00 am. and. Forum 4 – Future Workforce, 5:30pm. Both to be held on Thursday, November 15.
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REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS – NOW CLOSED
Layoff Aversion Services – Request for Proposals – ACTIVE
Date Released: October 12, 2018
Proposals Due: November 2, 2018
The Verdugo Workforce Development Board (VWDB) is releasing its Request for Proposals (RFP) for Layoff Aversion Services for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I programs.
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Join the discussion on important employment issues that affect your community
The Verdugo Workforce Development Board wants to put your voice into action! We invite you to our Stakeholder and Community Forums where we want to hear from you about important employment issues that affect you today. Your valuable feedback is critical in the development of a plan that is reflective of our community’s workforce needs.
Forums run October 18 to Nov 15. Click here to download flyer with details.
Sometimes, everything old is new again. Nonetheless, we were startled to find out that the wage gap between male and female nonprofit Executive Directors and CEO’s got worse in 2018, in spite of some progress in 2017. In this years’s Compensation + Benefits Survey, the gap had risen to a difference of about $30K annually – a big jump. This is despite the fact that 67% of ED’s and CEO’s are female. We’re curious about this trend, since the nonprofit workforce is 70% women, and especially light of all the activity around female leaders speaking out. Weigh in! Talk to us on our social media channels: we’d like to hear your opinion on how to reduce that gap. This is only one of the illuminating facts from this year’s survey.
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Three questions on retraining and the future of work with economist Jay Shambaugh.
What can individual workers do to better prepare themselves for the workplace of the future?
The silliest but probably most honest one is stay in school. I am a total believer that for the economy as a whole, education is not a sufficient way to solve wage-growth problems. But for an individual, it is. For an individual, the more education you have, the lower your unemployment rate and the higher the wages will be over your career. The other thing is to back politicians and policies that are supportive of what you think you need in your working life.
Who do you think has the responsibility to retrain workers, and who do you think is doing it effectively?
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NYT opinion columnist David Leonhardt is reimagining the rules of our economy: in an era of deep economic stagnation, now is the time for bold, progressive economic policymaking, he says.And, as Leonhardt notes, most Americans support ambitious solutions. From a $15 minimum wage for infrastructure workers to a targeted response to rampant market power, voters are ready to make these big ideas real, so policymakers can move our country forward—toward an economic and political system that works for us all.