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  • WorkforceGPS Blog Icon
    Posted 4/23/2018 3:58 PM by Christine Shelton
    Although National Employ Older Workers Week was celebrated last year, we continue to encourage hiring older workers because it’s still a hot and trending topic among the workforce. So what’s trending about older workers?
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    Posted 4/11/2018 5:23 PM by Christine Shelton

    Alphabet soup is a metaphor for an abundance of abbreviations or acronyms.  In our day to day work world, we usually spout off acronyms as if everyone is familiar or clearly knows what we are talking or writing about. But in reality, it’s often a meaningless bunch of letters which may result in that typical question or look that says, “What does that mean?”

    We certainly have been on both sides of the conversation and either way - it can be frustrating.
  • WorkforceGPS Blog Icon
    Posted 3/2/2018 9:14 PM by Christine Shelton

    There is much discussion and debate about who is the better worker - a 60-year-old or a 24-year-old.  With multiple generations sharing the workplace, employers must make the shift to create a harmonious, productive and respectful environment.  The millennial workers and older workers both bring value to the workforce.  So let’s ask ourselves - how does each generation learn how to work in an environment with two different schools of thought?

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    Posted 2/9/2018 8:50 PM by Christine Shelton

    Didn’t you just complete and submit our Four-Year SCSEP State Plan?   Where has the time gone?  Now you have to prepare to submit a Two-Year State Plan Modification.


    Hmmm, I wonder – do I have to submit a modification?  Why would I have to submit one?   Is there a requirement that I have to do a Two-Year State Plan Modification? 

  • WorkforceGPS Blog Icon
    Posted 2/5/2018 4:00 PM by Christine Shelton
    As with any ETA program, there are laws and regulatory requirements that can't be ignored and SCSEP recertification is one of those. The goal of recertification is to verify the family’s income and the participant’s unemployment status. Let's get prepared for SCSEP recertification and review some of the nuts and bolts of a productive process. 
  • WorkforceGPS Blog Icon
    Posted 11/29/2017 7:47 PM by Christine Shelton

    Most of us have bought houses, cars, and other things that require some type of negotiating.  One thing for sure - no one likes to do it, it can be uncomfortable, and most of all, it could lead to an outcome you did not expect.  On another note, when you are at the table with more than two people, most likely alliances will form.  So, how does one prepare and navigate through the negotiating process with confidence and ease?

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    Posted 11/27/2017 4:05 PM by Christine Shelton
    In this age of partnership, collaborating and moving away from silos are requirements in the world of workforce development.  Are you currently exercising the skills of compromise and collaboration?  Do you share your ideas and take risks?  Are you an advocate for breaking down silos to promote more effective service delivery?  
  • Older Americans Month 2017
    Posted 7/19/2017 7:04 PM by Simi Atolagbe

    May is Older Americans Month, which gives us the opportunity to celebrate what getting older looks like today. The following letter was sent to Easter Seals by one of their SCSEP participants, who has given his approval for us to share it. It is another example of how SCSEP continues to make a difference in the lives of older workers. 

  • Older Americans Month 2017
    Posted 5/22/2017 3:41 PM by Ted Romero
    The 2017 Older Americans Month theme is ‘Age Out Loud’, with the idea being to give aging a new voice and to recognize what getting older looks like today.
  • Older Americans Month 2017
    Posted 5/9/2017 3:20 PM by Ted Romero

    Older Americans Month is an annual event that is held every May, with the purpose of celebrating older Americans and recognizing the essential role they play in our communities and our nation (click here to read more about the 2017 celebration).