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Dec 24th, 2014
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Building industry partnerships with community colleges to expand their career-training programs and helping high schools provide hands-on experience and work-based learning opportunites are among the Department of Labor's greatest investments for 2014.

Read more about the Department of Labor's plans...


Nov 25th, 2014
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Many employers hire when they need positions filled and will not let the holidays interfere with the process. Why should you let the holidays interfere with your job search?

 

Job Search Expert Alison Doyle, from About.com, has 11 reasons why you should keep your job search going and maybe even turn it up a notch.

Click on the link below to read her article.

 

Top 11 Reasons to Job Search During the Holidays
Oct 9th, 2013
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Department of Workforce Solutions Provides Guidance to Federal Employees

Unemployment Insurance Initial Claims Can Be Filed Via Online System or By Telephone

(Albuquerque) - Federal employees who are laid off, including those furloughed during the temporary shutdown of the federal government, can file for unemployment benefits through the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS). Individuals can apply for Unemployment Insurance (UI) by logging in at www.jobs.state.nm.us, Sunday through Friday from 4 a.m. to 7 p.m. They can also contact a Customer Service Agent in the NMDWS UI Operations Center at 1-877-664-6984, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 ... Continue Reading

May 20th, 2013
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As trade with Mexico expands, companies flock to Santa Teresa By Kevin Robinson-Avila / Journal Staff Writer on Mon, May 20, 2013

Santa Teresa’s industrial park is booming because of trade with Mexico, particularly serving the maquila industry. Construction of the $400 million Union Pacific railroad intermodal facility is seen under way earlier this month. (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal)

Editor’s note: Kevin Robinson-Avila and photographer Roberto E. Rosales spent two days touring southern New Mexico, Santa Teresa and Mexico, accompanied by Economic Development Department Secretary Jon Barela for part of ... Continue Reading

Mar 21st, 2013
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The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a Training and Employment Notice (No. 27-12) dated March 20, 2013.  It outlines the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Projected Allotments Based on Updated Data Factors and Application of Reductions Required by the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (BBEDCA), as amended, for the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Youth Activities Programs, Wagner Peyser Act Employment Service Program (ES), and Workforce Information Grants to States. The purpose is to assist states in their annual budget planning in the absence of a Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 full year appropriation, this ... Continue Reading