Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims...

Sep 3, 2015 by

In the week ending August 29, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 282,000, an increase of 12,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised down by 1,000 from 271,000 to 270,000. The 4-week moving average was 275,500, an increase of 3,250 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous week’s average was revised down by 250 from 272,500 to...

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Career Opportunities

Jul 27, 2015 by

Barnstable Patriot Column # 129 One of the ways that the WIB is referred to is as part of the Workforce Development System. That “system” is made up of a number of entities, some who work collaboratively and some that work independently. I guess that the workforce system is like the solar system where the parts have their own identity but some are more interdependent than others. One of the elements of the workforce development system that works very closely with the WIB is our Career Opportunities Center. Career Opportunities is a one-stop career center, so called because it offers comprehensive employment and training services for individuals and businesses. Many of you may be aware that Career Opportunities offers employment related services to individuals. Some of you may be surprised to know that Career...

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Annual Meeting

Jul 14, 2015 by

We held our Annual Meeting on June 23rd 2015 at Heritage Museums & Gardens. Our featured speakers included youth, program participants & business partners. Below you will find pictures from our event.                      ...

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Youth Council Annual Report FY15...

Jul 2, 2015 by

Cape & Islands Workforce Investment Board Youth Council Annual Report FY 2015 All Cape Cod Collaborative In-service Day Every year the Youth Council has the opportunity to lead a professional development workshop for school counselors, school adjustment counselors, social workers, and teachers for the Cape Cod Collaborative In-Service Day. On Friday October 8, Fiona Jensen of Calmer Choice, a community based organization that partners with Cape Cod schools, facilitated the morning workshop on the benefits of teaching mindfulness training on school age children. The afternoon workshop was a panel of community based partners who were each providing an overview of their agency as well as answering questions from the workshop participants. This sessions was moderated by Shaun Cahill, of the Barnstable County Sherriff’s office. The panel members included: The Cape Cod Boys and Girls...

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CIWIB Executive Director’s Annual Report FY15...

Jul 2, 2015 by

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S ANNUAL REPORT FY’15 To attain knowledge, add things everyday. To attain wisdom, remove things every day. ~ Lao Tzu I have heard it said that most great truths contain an apparent contradiction or paradox. Add things and remove things to gain knowledge and wisdom, hmmmmm. As the workforce development system is trying to absorb and apply the elements of the new Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) I think that we need to ask ourselves “what do we need to add and what do we need to remove”? Of course before we can start to work on WIOA we need to fully implement the strategic plan that we developed in 2014. 2015 has been a year of initiating the strategic planning actions recommended in last year’s strategic planning process. Changes to our...

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