In October, the U.S. economy added 261,000 jobs with the unemployment rate increasing to 3.7% – up from 3.5% the month before. Noteworthy job gains occurred in health care, professional and technical services, and manufacturing.
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From Florida: The Capitolist reports the University of Central Florida is the latest college to join the Upskill Together initiative created to provide IT skills and credentials.
From Georgia: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports a $15M federal grant will help the state’s technical college system offer training in high-demand industries including health care, logistics, IT, transportation, distribution, and advanced manufacturing.
From Ohio: News5Cleveland reports Lorain County Community College is preparing students in its microelectronic manufacturing program for future employment.
From South Carolina: WLTX reports the state is formalizing plans for an electric vehicle infrastructure along the state’s highways and creating an interagency group that will address workforce development, emerging technologies, and economic investment.
From West Virginia: WVPB reports with 4,800 vacancies annually in the state’s fast food and counter jobs, the West Virginia Department of Ed is training hospitality workers through its Hospitality Education and Training program.
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