California Employment Training Network (ETN) - Program created by the Employment
Development Department (EDD) to assist in the development and implementation of effective Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) projects
California LaborMarketinfo - Provides reports contain summarized local information
on various occupations. This information includes wages, employer benefits, skills, education, training and experience requirements, worker supply
and demand assessment, advancement potential, occupational projections, employment trends and recruitment.
Canada: Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) - Canada's TFWP allows
employers to hire foreign workers in situations where Canadian citizens and permanent residents are not available or qualified to fill positions
in the Canadian labour market.
Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) - A community-based organization of mainly Latino, Mayan Indian and Haitian immigrants working in low-wage jobs throughout the state of Florida. Fighting for a fair wage, respect, better and cheaper housing, stronger laws and stronger enforcement against those who would violate workers' rights, the right to organize without fear of retaliation, and an end to forced labor in the fields.
ComPsych - Employee-assistance programs (EAPs), managed behavioral health, work-life
services, crisis intervention and HR support services.
freeERISA - Source for the latest available pension and benefit information for U.S.
employers. Provides free access to Department of Labor Form 5500 disclosure filings on more than 1 million retirement and health benefits
Freelancers Union - Promotes the interests of independent workers through advocacy, education,
and services. Also see blog.
G.Neil - Provides expertise and support for all your human resources needs, from recruiting and
hiring to training, recordkeeping, labor law compliance, safety, motivation and more.
Geographic Profile of Employment and Unemployment (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) -
Annual data on the labor force, employment, and unemployment in States and substate areas are available from two major sources - the Current
Population Survey (CPS) and the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program. The CPS is a sample survey of about 60,000
households nationwide conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau for the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The LAUS program is
a Federal-State cooperative endeavor in which State employment security agencies prepare estimates using concepts, definitions, and estimation procedures
prescribed by BLS.
Global Employment Trends - Latest
global and regional estimates of employment and unemployment, employment by sector, vulnerable employment, labour productivity and working poverty.
Global Wage Report - Analyses the latest
wage statistics provided by national statistical offices around the world.
World Social Security Report -
Takes a comprehensive look at how countries are investing in social security, how they are financing it, and how effective their approaches are.
World of Work Report - Annual flagship report
on social trends and the state of labour markets worldwide. It monitors developments with the global crisis, analyses policy responses carried
out in both advanced economies and developing countries, including their interaction with macroeconomic settings, and examines how a more sustainable
world economy can be achieved.
Good Jobs First - A national policy resource center for grassroots groups and public officials, promoting
corporate and government accountability in economic development and smart growth for working families. Provides information on best practices in
state and local job subsidies, and on the many ties between smart growth and good jobs.
Hackerspaces - Community-operated physical places, where people can meet and work on their projects.
HazardEx - Provides up-to-date information specifically relevant to those companies and individuals
responsible or interested in safe working operations within hazardous area environments.
HR California - An online resource for California human resource needs including
access to continually updated labor law information, recruitment tools, human resource employment forms, policies and checklists, helpful government
links, online Labor Law Digest, job postings, wage and salary information, benefit information and much more. Provided by the California
Chamber of Commerce.
Human Resource Executive - Produced by a leading independent magazine for HR executives offering
targeted news, columns and features, HR search functions and more. Stories cover all areas of human resource management, including personnel,
benefits, training and development, HR information systems, relocation, retirement planning, workplace security, and health care.
John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development (Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey) -
edicated to raising the effectiveness of the American workplace by strengthening workforce education, placement and training programs and policies.
It has earned a reputation as one of the nation's leading research centers for workforce development. The Center provides an independent
source of analysis for reform and innovation in policy-making and employs research and evaluation projects to identify best practices in workforce
development and employment and workplace policy.
Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ) - Calls upon our religious values in order to educate, organize, and mobilize
the religious community in the U.S. on issues and campaigns that will improve wages, benefits, and working conditions for workers, especially low-wage
Jobs to Move America - A national project dedicated to ensuring that the billions of public dollars spent on public transit systems create better results for our communities: good jobs, cleaner equipment and more opportunity for low income people.
Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey (CPS) - The Current Population
Survey, a monthly household survey, conducted by the Bureau of the Census for the Bureau of Labor Statistics, provides a comprehensive
body of information on the employment and unemployment experience of the Nation's population, classified by age, sex, race, and a variety of other
LAANE - Recognized as a national leader in the effort to address the challenges of working poverty, inadequate
health care and polluted communities. Combining a vision of social justice with a practical approach to social change, LAANE has helped
set in motion a broad movement to transform conditions in Los Angeles and beyond.
Learn How to Become - Helping students (or other aspiring professionals) understand what it takes to land their perfect career, from picking the right school all the way to climbing the company ladder.
Living Wage Calculator - MIT has developed this living wage calculator to estimate
the cost of living in your community or region. The calculator lists typical expenses, the living wage and typical wages for the selected location.
Living Wage Resource Center - ACORN's living
wage website. Provides a a brief history of the national living wage movement, background materials such as ordinance summaries and comparisons,
drafting tips, research summaries, talking points, and links to other living wage-related sites.
Living Wage Foundation (UK) - Offers accreditation to employers that pay the living wage, or those committed to an agreed timetable of implementation, by awarding the 'Living Wage Employer' mark.
Mass Layoff Statistics (MLS) - A Bureau of Labor Statistics program
that collects reports on mass layoff actions that result in workers being separated from their jobs. Monthly mass layoff numbers are from establishments
which have at least 50 initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) filed against them during a 5-week period. Extended mass layoff numbers
(released quarterly) are from a subset of such establishments--those where the employer indicates that 50 or more people were separated from their
jobs for at least 31 days.
Mercer Human Resources Consulting - Specialist expertise in all areas of human resource consulting,
including compensation, employee benefits, communication, and human capital strategy.
National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) - An organization of state administrators
of unemployment insurance laws, employment services, training programs, employment statistics and labor market information and other programs and
services provided through publicly-funded state workforce systems.
National Compensation Survey (NCS) - Provides comprehensive measures of occupational earnings;
compensation cost trends, benefit incidence, and detailed plan provisions. Detailed occupational earnings are available for metropolitan and non-metropolitan
areas, broad geographic regions, and on a national basis. The index component of the NCS (ECI) measures changes in labor costs. Average
hourly employer cost for employee compensation is presented in the ECEC.
National Compensation Survey (NSC): Benefits - Produces comprehensive data on the incidence
(the percentage of U.S. workers with access to and participation in employer provided benefit plans) and provisions of selected employee benefit
National Jobs for All Coalition (NJFAC) - Committed to building a new movement for full employment at livable
wages. The Coalition includes individuals and organizations with a wide range of interests--workers', women's, children's and seniors' rights,
civil rights, and economic justice. Others work on health care, the environment, economic conversion, are academics, social workers and lawyers,
artists or simply concerned individuals.
National Whistleblower Center - A nonprofit educational advocacy organization that works
for the enforcement of environmental laws, nuclear safety, civil rights and government and industry accountability through the support and representation
of employee whistleblowers.
Oak Training - Over 50 organizational, management and employee training modules available
Office of Federal Compliance Contract Programs - Conducts compliance reviews and complaint
investigations of federal contractors and subcontractors personnel policies and procedures. Offers technical assistance to federal contractors and
subcontractors to help them understand the regulatory requirements and review process.
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) - An attached agency of the Department of
Labor and Employment (DOLE), is the lead government agency tasked to protect and promote the welfare and well-being of Overseas Filipino
Workers (OFWs) and their dependents.
Salary - Online compensation information for individuals, business managers and human
resource professionals. Salary.com provides accurate, authoritative compensation data and content online, at no charge.
State and Family Medical Leave Laws - The federal Family and Medical
Leave Act of 1993 requires employers of 50 or more employees to give up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to employees for a serious
illness or to care for a child, spouse or parent. Many states - both before and since the federal act - have passed similar protections that often
apply more workers than the federal law, differ in the terms of unpaid leave that are required, and provide more specific or additional types of
unpaid leave. Overview provided by the National Conference of State Legislatures.
State of Working America, The - An ongoing analysis published since 1988 by the Economic
Policy Institute, includes a wide variety of data on family incomes, wages, jobs, unemployment, wealth, and poverty that allow for a
clear, unbiased understanding of the economy's effect on the living standards of working Americans.
TestAmerica - A leading analytical laboratory for environmental testing services in the United States, with over 90 locations nationwide.
U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) - Responsible for the administration and enforcement of over 180
federal statutes. These legislative mandates and the regulations produced to implement them cover a wide variety of workplace activities for nearly
10 million employers and well over 100 million workers, including protecting workers' wages, health and safety, employment and pension rights; promoting
equal employment opportunity; administering job training, unemployment insurance and workers' compensation programs; strengthening free collective
bargaining and collecting, analyzing and publishing labor and economic statistics.
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research - Devoted to investigating the causes and effects of unemployment,
to identifying feasible methods of insuring against unemployment, and to devising ways and means of alleviating the distress and hardship caused
Workers Rights Consortium - An independent labor rights monitoring organization, conducting investigations
of working conditions in factories around the globe.
Workforce3 One - An e-learning, knowledge sharing webspace that offers workforce professionals,
employers, economic development, and education professionals a dynamic network featuring innovative workforce solutions. Online learning events,
resource information, and tools help organizations learn how to develop strategies that enable individuals and businesses to be successful in the
21st century economy.
WorkforceOne - Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration
(ETA), is an on-line interactive communications and learning platform designed to build the capacity of the Workforce Investment System.
Members include the public workforce system and its strategic partners, such as employers, Federal agencies, community- and faith-based organizations,
World Association of Public Employment Services (WAPES) - The Association was founded
in 1988/89 by six public employment services: Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the USA, together with the International
Labour Office (ILO). Meanwhile the number of members has grown to more than 90. The ILO remains an observer to the Association.
Promotes exchange of experiences and information of the activities of the members. Organises congresses, conferences, meetings, workshops, and seminars
dealing with themes of common interest.
Work Foundation, The - Combines analysis of the modern workplace with practical experience
of what successful businesses and public sector organisations look like today. Part research institute, part business consultancy, part advocate.
Worker Rights Consortium - An independent labor rights monitoring organization, conducting investigations
of working conditions in factories around the globe. Combats sweatshops and protect the rights of workers who make apparel and other products.
Workplace Fairness - Provides information, education and assistance to individual
workers and their advocates nationwide and promotes public policies that advance employee rights.
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