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Nearly 100 percent of libraries offer tech training and workforce programs, study finds

According to a new study from the American Library Association (ALA), nearly 100 percent of America’s public libraries offer workforce development training programs, online job resources, and technology skills training. Combined with maker spaces, coding classes, and programs dedicated to

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Watch it live: Obama to sign workforce bill

After years of inaction, legislation is finally moving forward that acknowledges the ways that libraries work to help the public gain important employment skills and find jobs. Today, President Barack Obama will sign the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, a

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ALA applauds Congress for passing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), H.R. 803, in a bipartisan vote 415-6. The passage of the bill comes after the U.S. Senate passed this legislation on a 95-3 vote on June

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Senate Passes the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act

This afternoon the U.S. Senate passes H.R. 803 Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act (WIOA) on a bipartisan vote of 95-3. This legislation will reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and is a huge legislative victory for libraries as it includes

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Great action on the Workforce Investment Act, finally!

The House and Senate have drafted a bill on workforce investment, which acknowledges the work libraries do to help the public gain important employment skills and find jobs—and the legislation allows libraries to be paid for these efforts. Over many

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