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Joint statement from the Departments of Education and Health & Human Services regarding the WIOA

Today, the President signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which replaces the outdated Workforce Investment Act of 1998. This new law represents a renewed commitment to workforce development with an eye to the future through innovation and support for individual and national economic growth.

It is aimed at increasing opportunities, particularly for those facing barriers to employment, and invests in the important connection between education and career preparation. It looks to the prosperity of workers and employers and focuses on the economic growth of communities, regions, and states to enhance our global competitiveness as a country.

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Senate HELP Committee conducting survey of persons with disabilities

By Tawny Stottlemire, Executive Director
Kansas Association of Community Action Programs

Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and his federal Health Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee is conducting a study about disability and poverty.

Their goal is to explore why it is difficult to move out of poverty if one has a disability.

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From NCIL: WIOA overwhelmingly passes House, moves to President’s desk for signature!

NCILlogo1The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is on its way to the President’s desk!

As we previously reported, leaders from the House and Senate have introduced the bipartisan and bicameral Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. The Senate passed WIOA on June 25th by a vote of 95-3. Today the House Passed WIOA by a vote of 415-6.

It is time to celebrate, and to come together as advocates from across the nation to learn exactly what these changes will mean for IL at the Federal level.

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Statement by the President on Wednesday's passage of the WIOA

I applaud the overwhelming majority of lawmakers from both parties who came together on behalf of America’s workers to pass the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014. This bipartisan compromise will help workers, including workers with disabilities, access employment, education, job-driven training, and support services that give them the chance to advance their careers and secure the good jobs of the future.

Today’s vote helps ensure that our workers can earn the skills employers are looking for right now and that American businesses have the talent pool it takes to compete and win in our global economy. I look forward to signing it into law and hope Congress will continue to come together to make progress for America’s working families.

Hiring: Part-time Sports Broadcast Studio Producer

Hiring: Part-time Sports Broadcast Studio Producer to work with KLKC Radio (93.5 MAX FM/Katy Country 1540 AM) in Parsons, KS. Weekend and weekday evening hours are required according to game schedules. A working knowledge of basic broadcast equipment (control boards, Windows computers, recording software, etc.) is preferred but not required. Must be self-motivated and a team player, supporting individuals with disabilities in the workplace. Background checks required. SKIL is an EOE, individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Please submit resumes to: Matt Newbery, SKIL Media Radio Group, P.O. Box 1706, Pittsburg, KS 66762.

Hiring: Part-time Sports Broadcast Studio Producer

Hiring: Part-time Sports Broadcast Studio Producer to work with KSEK Radio (U-Rock 99.1 FM/Fox Sports 1340 AM) in Pittsburg, KS. Weekend and weekday evening hours are required according to game schedules. A working knowledge of basic broadcast equipment (control boards, Windows computers, recording software, etc.) is preferred but not required. Must be self-motivated and a team player, supporting individuals with disabilities in the workplace. Background checks required. SKIL is an EOE, individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Please submit resumes to: Matt Newbery, SKIL Media Radio Group, P.O. Box 1706, Pittsburg, KS 66762.

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Time Sheet Submission

DSW Electronic Time Sheet Submission can now be done directly through the SKIL website. Take a photo of your time sheets and supporting documents and upload directly to the SKIL website at the DSW Submit Timesheet page.  There is a sub-menu link for it directly below the "DSW time sheets" menu located in the top menu and in the left menu of the home page.