April 17, 2009

California will be starved for college-educated workers to fill available jobs

Filed under: California,Education,FYI — 7macaw @ 10:55 am
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Even though the economy has taken a nose dive and job hunters are out in force, researchers say that by 2025 California will be starved for college-educated workers to fill available jobs.

In fact, the state will need about a million more college-educated workers than it’s expected to have – a shortage that will lead to a lower standard of living in California and more people needing social services, according to a new report by the Public Policy Institute of California.

The report predicts that 41 percent of workers will need a college diploma (4 in 10 jobs will require one), but only 35 percent of working-age adults will have the necessary degree.

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

March 25, 2009

Klamath Falls offers free college courses for laid-off workers

Filed under: FYI,unemployment,US — 7macaw @ 10:14 am
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Oregonians who lost their full-time jobs any time since Oct. 1, 2008, are eligible to take free college courses during the spring term. The catch is the colleges are in Klamath Falls.

The Oregon Institute of Technology and Klamath Community College have put together a Spring Free program for people who have recently lost their jobs for lack of work. Spring Free allows a limited number of laid off workers to take classes on a space-available basis.

Classes start next week.

Source: Portland Business Journal

January 6, 2009

3,000 teachers to be laid off in LA

Filed under: Education,US — 7macaw @ 5:10 pm
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Long Beach Press-Telegram reports:

Los Angeles Unified School District officials said Monday they could soon send nearly 3,000 nonpermanent teachers notices warning of imminent layoffs.

While it has become standard policy in recent years for the district to send layoff notices as a precautionary measure, teachers union officials and administrators fear this is the first time since widespread layoffs of the mid-1990s that teachers could actually lose their jobs.

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