Ensuring that nonprofits and their partners are well positioned to meet the needs of communities is a complex challenge. This is the Whistle Post, a podcast covering the world of workforce and community development with the people who are making it happen. Join us as we explore industry crossroads, milestones and the critical work of leaders and those on the front-lines of issues impacting our communities. If you seek to maximize the impact of a non-profit or community organization, or just want to hear some great advice, this podcast is for you.
American Job Centers (AJC) are designed to provide a full range of assistance to job seekers and employers under one roof. Established under the Workforce Investment Act and reauthorized in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act of 2014, the centers offer access to job training, career counseling, job listings, and can help employers with recruiting skilled talent and maintaining their workforce. Customers can visit one of over 2,000 centers across the country in person or connect online.
Nestor Leon, VP of Operations for the WorkPlace provides insights into these services and innovations that can be found in an AJC.
Jim Oliviera heads up the workforce system in New Bedford, MA. In this conversation he discusses the partnership that have helped his system flourish, changing demographics of the region and emerging industries.
Join Tom Long as he sits down with Joe Carbone, President and CEO of The WorkPlace to explore his vision on growing a local non-profit into a nationally recognized leader in creating innovative workforce programs. They discuss the milestones that helped define the organization and look ahead to the challenges facing workers and employers in today’s economy.