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ACICS Terminated, Agency Allowed Predatory For-Profit Colleges To Thrive

ACICS Terminated, Agency Allowed Predatory For-Profit Colleges To Thrive

The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, or ACICS, has been under scrutiny for continuing to accredit colleges whose students had strikingly poor outcomes. By Annie Waldman ProPublica, Sep. 22, 2016 — The Education Department announced today (Sept. 22) that it is stripping the powers of one of the nation’s largest accreditors of for-profit schools. The […]

Stable Jobs For Workers With Intellectual Disabilities A Global Challenge

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Stable Jobs For Workers With Intellectual Disabilities A Global Challenge

  There are almost 200 million persons with intellectual disabilities in the world. For many of them, finding a stable job represents a major challenge. In Li’s case, a little help has made a big difference.   Li Chao ILO News– Li Chao is making marmite at the Wan Feng restaurant in Beijing’s Fengtai district. […]

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ManpowerGroup Urges Manufacturers To Help Solve the Skills Shortage

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ManpowerGroup Urges Manufacturers To Help Solve the Skills Shortage

Staffing firm ManpowerGroup is urging manufacturers to commit to private-public sector task forces for developing market-specific solutions to address the skills shortage within the U.S. manufacturing industry. “Innovative manufacturing and prototyping enterprises are growing in the U.S., but hiring in manufacturing is not as robust as we’d like to see,” said Jonas Prising, ManpowerGroup president. “Contemporary […]

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From Kenya Slum Dweller To Company Director Creating Jobs

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From Kenya Slum Dweller To Company Director Creating Jobs

Lorna Rutto, Director, Eco-Post Recycling, Kenya ILO photo ILO News– Lorna Rutto was born in one of the most stunning parts of Kenya – the Rift Valley region of Nakuru, home to wildlife, pink flamingos and dormant volcanoes. But amidst this natural beauty are the sprawling slums of Kaptembwa where she grew up, on the […]

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Pro Bono: Accenture Trains 320,000 Worldwide In New Job Skills

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Pro Bono: Accenture Trains 320,000 Worldwide In New Job Skills

Management consulting firm Accenture says it has exceeded its Skills to Succeed program goal of by 2015 training 250,000 people worldwide in the skills necessary to get a job or build a business. Accenture says that thought is corporate citizenship initiative program, Skills to Succeed, it has already equipped more than 320,000 people with skills […]

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Corporate Training Spending Training Up 12% In 2012, Study Finds

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Corporate Training Spending Training Up 12% In 2012, Study Finds

Corporate training spending rose 12% on average in 2012, a sign that amidst greater financial stability, organizations are focused on reskilling their workforces, a new study found. The fining is one of the results of human resources consulting firm Bersin by Deloitte’s new training industry study, “The Corporate LearningFactbook 2013: Benchmarks, Trends, and Analysis of the […]

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Infographic: What Employers Want

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Infographic: What Employers Want

Infographic: What Employers Want Despite high unemployment, some U.S. employers can’t find enough workers with the right qualifications to fill their jobs. While the U.S. economy is growing slowly, there are industries and areas of the country — such as those at the center of the oil and gas boom — that are expanding rapidly. […]

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Invest In Youth Employment Or Lose A Generation

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Invest In Youth Employment Or Lose A Generation

ILO News— The world risks losing a generation if it fails to urgently address the youth employment crisis, the ILO said in a Call for Action on the youth employment crisis adopted at its May 30-June 14 2012 International Labour Conference (ILC) in Geneva. “Unless immediate and vigorous action is taken, the global community confronts the grim […]

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Youth Unemployment: ILO Chief Says Less Austerity, More Investment Needed

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Youth Unemployment: ILO Chief Says Less Austerity, More Investment Needed

ILO News– International Labour Organization (ILO) chief Guy Ryder has called for less austerity and more investments to promote a jobs recovery at a time when the youth unemployment crisis threatens to scar “the very fabric of our societies.” Ryder stressed that  measures promoting youth employment should be shielded from austerity policies and that spending […]

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Youth Unemployment Worldwide: Millions Not Working, Not Studying

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Youth Unemployment Worldwide: Millions Not Working, Not Studying

ILO News— Youth unemployment around the world has driven millions of young people to essentially give up looking for a job, warned the International Labour Organization (ILO) in a new report. The youth unemployment rate (at 12.6% in 2011) would be a full percentage point higher if it included the number of young people who […]

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