Trying to get back in the workforce? States are stepping up to help

In this The Future of Work Blog: Getting back to work around the country

The jobless numbers for the week ending November 7 dropped to 709,000. That’s a decrease from the previous week of 48,000 claims. However, the latest figures are well above the pre-pandemic average of 200,000 weekly jobless benefits claims.

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

From Arkansas: Areawide Media reports Emerson’s expansion will bring more than 200 manufacturing jobs to Ash Flat, Arkansas.

From Delaware: Delaware Business Now reports Amazon’s announcement of a new fulfillment center in New Castle

From Indiana: WPTA reports a green tech company is investing more than $4 million in a Ft. Wayne manufacturing facility which will create 100 new jobs.

From Kansas: Startland News reports Donnelly College in Kansas City is partnering with the EPA on job training.

From Nevada: 8 News Now reports that a partnership between the College of Southern Nevada and Workforce Connections will provide training and retraining opportunities in a variety of industries.

From New York: Eater New York reports a Brooklyn culinary nonprofit has resumed its refugee-centered training.

From Oregon: Klamath Falls News reports a wood products manufacturer is building a new facility that will lead to 50 direct jobs and 40 spin-off jobs.

From Utah: Thomas Insights reports a jet manufacturing company is adding 300 high-paying jobs in Ogden.

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.