Nevada has embarked on a $72 million modernization overhaul of its unemployment insurance (UI) system.
In today’s tight job market, filling open technology positions can be an enormous challenge. This is especially true for state and local governments, which compete with the private sector to hire the best and brightest minds. Meanwhile, government tech teams are stretched thin as they support operational needs and take on increasing numbers of new project requests.
Connecticut has expanded its online workforce portal, CareerConneCT, including its intake portal, training programs, and a new marketing campaign.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti recently launched the Vision Lab, a program intended to support entrepreneurs in South L.A. seeking to address the digital divide, train youth and adults in skills that may lead to jobs in the tech sector, and empower small businesses to modernize their operations.
The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) is recommending several key steps that state technology organizations can take to boost workforce diversity and inclusion (D&I), including formalizing programs to measure progress and putting senior state tech leaders in charge of making those programs work.
Thirty-six percent of state and local government employees are considering changing jobs after working through the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report from the MissionSquare Research Institute.
State audit agencies reported unparalleled challenges faced by their workforces in providing pandemic-related unemployment insurance benefits, according to a new report released Dec. 16 by the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC).
While healthcare disparities are not new, the COVID-19 pandemic did highlight the persistent and systemic inequities with healthcare in this country, especially for indigenous communities.
An increasingly digitalized global economy requires ever-more digitally skilled workforces for nations to remain productive. Unfortunately, according to a recent report, the U.S. workforce is becoming less digitally savvy than other countries.
Nineteen states have sued the Biden administration over the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for Federal government contractors, according to separate lawsuits filed late last week.