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Providing mental health support is a crucial part of serving customers, particularly in the workforce development industry, which is why more and more regions are hiring Behavioral Health Advocates (BHAs) to be part of their staff.

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EDSI is answering the call of LGBTQIA+ jobseekers to create customized job search workshops and resources, and provide groundbreaking programming aimed to support this community and encourage workplace inclusivity.

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Connecting apprenticeship programs with your state and local workforce system is a win-win partnership and we have extensive experience working with employers and jobseekers to strengthen the workforce and our economy. Our Regional Apprenticeship Coordinator Adina Tayar offers best practices!

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It’s no secret that companies in all employment sectors are facing challenging workforce shortages and gaps. What many companies don’t know is that apprenticeships offer a viable solution for recruiting, training and retaining world-class talent. Apprenticeships are an earn-as-you-learn, flexible workforce development tool and training strategy that can be customized to meet the needs of any business.

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What is a MOU and why is it important in workforce development and One-Stop's within the American Job Center system? These questions and more will be answered in this blog on MOU's, which are agreements executed between the local workforce board and the One-Stop partners to optimize AJC One-Stop service delivery in local areas.

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Are your state and local workforce strategies optimized to support and engage older workers in your region? In this blog, we're sharing important information on serving older adult workers ages 55 and up, including workforce insights, labor market metrics, barrier remediation and 6 strategies you can use to more successfully engage with older workers.

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Partnering with local organizations, cities and schools is one of our favorite ways to do business. Together with the City of Philadelphia, we aim to improve the quality of life in Philly neighborhoods through the CLIP program, which offers opportunities to our jobseeker participants related to training, upskilling and employment.

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Working together with the City of Detroit, EDSI has been instrumental in offering a successful virtual youth summer employment experience that pays youth ages 14-24 as they explore careers, build skills and receive training and instruction from local employers. Students are offered hands-on, innovative learning and work experience related to high-priority industries such as healthcare, IT, construction and customer service. Read more about the program in this blog!

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As a national workforce development and consulting firm with clients across multiple states and industries, EDSI is known for evaluating, designing, and delivering customized training. Read this Q&A Spotlight to find out how the City of Tucson benefited from having their Water Maintenance and Customer Service Divisions training practices updated.

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