The Podcast that talks locally, but thinks globally!
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Workforce Alliance President & CEO Bill Villano has never met a workforce or economic issue he wasn’t willing to debate! Now he’s sharing 35 years of insight through conversations with guests and friends in public service and business.
E22: Ten Miles of Opportunity- Inside the new Amazon Fulfillment Center in North Haven, CT, which opened in the summer of 2019 creating close to 3,000 jobs.
E21: Bill talks with economist and professor Harry J. Holzer on preparing for disruption and the “3 L’s”: longer unemployment, lower wages and labor market withdrawal.
E20: Discover the jobs, skills and training opportunities in the medical and recreational marijuana business with Joe LaChance of CannaHealth LLC.
E18: Ellen Davis of the National Retail Federation returns to talk about innovation. Includes a bonus interview with Colony Grill owner Ken Martin on personalizing spaces.
E17: Darrell West, author of “The Future of Work: Robots, AI and Automation,” and Brookings Institution scholar on how the way we live, work and related to each other is changing.
E16: Part 2 of a conversation with nation1099.com founder and marketing expert Robert McGuire on how to work with freelancers. Link to the Freelancer Study metioned in this episode here: https://nation1099.com/gig-economy-data-freelancer-study/
E14: David DeLong, workforce strategies speaker and author, on the perfect storm of retirements, recruitment and retention.
E13: Attorney Glenn Formica opens up about his newsworthy cases and how the immigration system impacts workers and employers.
E12: CT Senator Edward Kennedy leads the charge for fair scheduling for hourly workers and their employers.
E11: The Walmart Foundation‘s Julie Gehrki speaks for the U.S.’s largest retail employer on the sector’s health and worker mobility.
E9: Art Bilger, founder of of Working Nation, gives a take on unemployment in the US.
E8: Reducing prison rates and Second Chances for ex-offenders, with former Criminal Justice Policy & Planning Undersecretary Mike Lawlor, now a professor at the University of New Haven.
E7: Paul Harrington Part 2: More on jobs, youth and automation.
E6: Part 1 with lively Labor Market Economist Paul Harrington. What really causes economic inequality? Hint: It’s not Walmart’s fault.
E5: Before becoming Microsoft’s new Director of Workforce Policy, Portia Wu recapped her 8 years as U.S. Assistant Labor Secretary.
E4: IT Workforce Training and the need for private investment with Microsoft’s Bill Kamela.
E3: Edible Arrangements Founder Tariq Farid on signature customer service.
E1: New Haven’s own 23-term U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro
Bonus Episode: 5 Questions with Senator Chris Murphy, following his walk across Connecticut.
REQUEST FOR COMMENTS
AUGUST 16, 2021: Workforce Alliance herby gives notice, to transfer $100,000 of WIOA-dislocated worker funding category, to the WIOA-adult funding category. The purpose of this transfer is to accommodate the increase in economically disadvantaged adult workers seeking training in the South Central CT Workforce Investment Area. Comments may be directed to Evelyn Brooks, Workforce Alliance,560 Ella T. Grasso Boulevard, New Haven, CT 06519, or email@example.com.
DEADLINE for comments is 3:00pm, August 26, 2021
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