Washington, DC collaborates with Eightfold AI on an AI-powered platform for job seekers
Career Ready DC streamlines the hiring process through personalized recommendations to users of the DC Networks job board. The platform evaluates each user's resume for targeted matches with local employers. Additional features include resume customization, application progress tracking, and skill-building suggestions for career changers. Employers benefit from access to applicants with job-related skills, while job seekers experience fewer obstacles to interviews.
Syddjurs, DK and neighboring cities map employment service processes with AI-powered platform
Syddjurs and four partner cities used artificial intelligence for a process mining initiative. Municipal data on unemployment benefits, city services, and department contacts resulted in maps of user experiences. The resulting platform recommends the optimal path for each resident's employment search based on predictive analytics. Participating municipalities received 4.1 million kroner from a national innovation fund for the project.
Copenhagen, DK guides prospective educators toward vacant jobs with employment hotline pilot
Fifty-one percent of Copenhagen's teaching vacancies went unfilled in 2022. The hotline - accessible by calling or texting 29 25 55 56 - connects prospective educators to employment experts. Initial conversations match applicants to schools based on career experiences and goals. Applicants of all experience levels work with experts on interview skills and resume development. The pilot involves 50 schools across the city and operates through January 2024.
Townsville, QLD addresses communication issues with contractors through online management system
Council officials identified inconsistent communication of safety messages to contractors due to technical and structural limitations. Contractors approved for city projects register for the online system and receive messaging from relevant council teams. Health and safety messaging is developed during new monthly and quarterly meetings among department representatives. This process reduces workplace injuries through better collaboration among 2,500 contractors and 1,800 employees.
Maricopa County, AZ trains rural communities for in-demand jobs with Workforce 2 You pilot
Maricopa County addresses the lack of workforce training options in outlying communities with this program. Residents of Gila Bend, Queen Creek, and Wickenburg can apply for accelerated training courses in their communities lasting up to three months. Trainers guide participants through hands-on experiences and credential processes in fields from construction to healthcare. This program also offers one year of post-training childcare, transportation, and tuition assistance.
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Clark County, NV builds local EMT and paramedic talent pool with academy pilot program
County officials allocated $2.4 million in federal funding for a 15-month training academy. A month-long, entry-level track provides first-hand exposure to the profession for career-changing professionals. A four-week advanced track and one-year paramedic track offer additional training for existing EMTs or those who complete the first track. Participants receive $800 stipends every other week. The county's Office of Community and Economic Development anticipates 150 pilot participants.
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Lubbock, TX addresses long-standing vacancies with its CDL training program for new hires
The city's Solid Waste Management team was 60% staffed at the program's approval, leading to overtime expenses and collection schedule changes. Lubbock is partnering with South Plains College on a two-week certification course for newly hired operators. Participants receive free CDL training and licensure while working as city apprentices. This incentive reduces upfront costs for new drivers, existing operator workloads, and solid waste collection expenses.
Dallas, TX improves workplace conditions and payments for day laborers with mobile unit pilot
Day laborers in Dallas face unpaid wages and inconsistent working conditions when picked up by contractors. The city converted two police mobile units into resource centers placed at frequently used pickup locations. Laborers receive assistance from project partner Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas on fair and safe work arrangements. This pilot also provides job skills training by the Regional Hispanic and Black Contractors associations for those waiting for work.
Mecklenburg County, NC presents local government career paths to students with MeckPathways program
The county's partnership with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools offers paid job experiences to students. Successful applicants are CMS juniors or seniors aged at least 16 years old. MeckPathways participants indicate their five county department preferences and rotate through different experiences throughout the summer. Program benefits include a $15 hourly wage for up to 40 hours of work per week, free access to parks facilities, and hands-on experiences in the public sector.
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Moyne, VIC Worker Accommodation program takes aim at housing impacts on regional labor market
The program recognizes the connection between housing shortages and long-term vacancies in key industries. Council-owned cabins were installed in caravan parks at Koroit and Mortlake. Each fully furnished unit includes a living room, kitchenette, and HVAC system. Moyne works with interested employers on placing new hires in worker accommodations. The short-term accommodations help workers ease into new roles and can be rented out to tourists when not in use.
St. Louis, MO Project R & R creates incentives for employees of in-home care service providers
City officials identified in-home care as an important service suffering from high staff turnover. Project R & R offered $500 gift cards to employees who worked 250 hours with participating providers. Additional $500 incentives were available to participants who reported an additional 250 hours on the job. Part-time and full-time employees were eligible and used the FORWARD platform for registration. St. Louis allocated federal ARPA funding for Project R & R.
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San Antonio, TX Ready to Work program provides customized guidance into in-demand careers
Ready to Work uses $200 million in voter-approved funding to train local workers for jobs in target industries. Eligible participants are city residents aged 18 and older who earn less than 250% of the federal poverty level. An online course catalog connects trainees to subsidized certifications and degrees through partner institutions. Dedicated coaches work with participants on interview skills, financial planning, and securing short-term funds for job-related needs.
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