Jobless claims were higher than expected for the week ending November 14. Numbers came in at 742,000, an increase of 31,000 from the previous week. This represents the first increase in claims in five weeks.

WorkingNation is always looking for employment and training opportunities around the country. Here are some recent findings.

From California: Escalon Times reports high school students in San Joaquin County will be the first in the state to participate in a new paid apprenticeship program that also allows them to earn college credit.

From Connecticut: Journal Inquirer reports the state is committing $15 million for job training for 1,000 workers who lost their jobs.

From Hawaii: Honolulu Star Advertiser reports Hawaii Career Pathways – an online portal – guides students and adults to in-demand careers.

From Louisiana: The Advocate reports the state expects an uptick in jobs to aid in rebuilding following recent hurricanes.

From Nevada: Nevada Business reports the launch of a four-month automotive technology class in partnership with a local Toyota dealership in Findlay.

From New Hampshire: New Hampshire Union Leader reports a biomedical manufacturer is seeking employees who can learn on the job.

From New York: WNBF reports the state has launched a new online training portal to help unemployed and underemployed people learn new skills and earn credentials.

From Rhode Island: The Providence Journal reports Back to Work RI will train unemployed workers for jobs that local companies have pledged to fill.

November 16: Trying to get back in the workforce? States are stepping up to help
November 9: Are you looking for a new job? These states are providing opportunities
October 26: Jobs are local. What’s happening in your state?
October 12: Need a job? States around the country are pushing to get people back into the workforce
October 5: Looking for a new job? These states have opportunities
September 30: Looking for a path to a new job?
September 14: 8 programs addressing the highest unemployment rates in the U.S.
August 31: Need a job? Here are 8 programs that might help
August 24: Seeking work? Here are 8 states trying to get you back on the job
August 17: Unemployed? Here is how 8 more states are trying to get you back to work
August 10: Looking for work? Here are 8 ways 8 states are trying to help

We’ll keep looking, so check back for more stories from around the country.

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