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Workforce, 
Education

How to Find a Job For a Veteran: 10 Questions You Need to Ask

  As of October 2020, 5.9% of American veterans were unemployed.[1] Even though that’s lower than the civilian unemployment rate (6.8%), that still means that 483,000 veterans were unemployed in...
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Workforce, 
Case Study, 
Consulting

Chmura Consulting Helps Berkshire Workforce Board Understand COVID-19’s Impact

The Problem MassHire Berkshire Workforce Board (BWB) is the lead workforce development organization in Berkshire County, a rural county in Massachusetts. BWB is proud of its strong partnerships with...
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Workforce, 
JobsEQ, 
Case Study, 
Consulting

Chmura Helps South Central PA Works Discover Which Jobs Are Vulnerable to COVID-19

The Problem   South Central PA Works (SCPa Works) manages workforce development for an eight-county region in Pennsylvania. They fund employment and training programs to empower job seekers to obtain...
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Workforce, 
Covid-19, 
Trends

COVID-19 Job Trends: Month of August 2020

After a five-month dip, new online job ads surpassed pre-COVID levels in August. Though the lack of demand in higher-wage occupations has continued, this may be tied to fewer separations in recent...
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Workforce, 
Case Study

How JobsEQ Helps Spokane Workforce Council Build Regional Unity

Efforts to improve the economy are fractured in a lot of regions. A workforce board starts one program, the economic development board starts a competing one, and the local community college is...
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Economic Development, 
Workforce, 
Covid-19

COVID-19: Most Vulnerable Regions Experiencing the Largest Decline in Online Job Ads

Recently, Chmura released the COVID-19 Economic Vulnerability Index, a measurement of the negative impact the COVID-19 pandemic may have on employment in a region. The Vulnerability Index is based on...
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Workforce, 
JobsEQ, 
Trends

Introducing Regional Underemployment

The unemployment rate in the United States is at historically low levels, coming in at 3.9% for July 2018, with many observers suggesting the nation is now at full employment. Despite the low...
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Workforce, 
Education, 
JobsEQ

Most Secure Jobs that Need Little Training

For jobs that typically don’t need a college degree, which are the most secure? Here we take a look at five popular ones (see chart below). Each of these are “secure” in the sense that they are jobs...
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Workforce, 
Education, 
Analysis

Shorter Certifications on the Rise

For programs less than two years in length, more students have been opting for awards that take less than a year to complete. The NCES tracks two levels of awards lower than an associate’s degree:...
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