4th Annual National Apprenticeship Week in Vermont

This week is the fourth National Apprenticeship Week with the theme of “Apprenticeships: Creating Tomorrow.  National Apprenticeship Week provides an opportunity to showcase how businesses, labor, educational institutions, trade and industry groups, and public officials across the nation are expanding apprenticeships to develop a skilled, dedicated workforce. Also recognized by the state of Vermont, Apprenticeship […]

On the Wire | News & Analysis from the Web for the Week of November 5

SEC to review corporate democracy rules risking investor clash.  Reuters 11/9 “The U.S. securities regulator is set to review this month rules on corporate democracy, setting it up for a clash with investors who worry the agency will side with companies to diminish voting rights on charged issues like climate change and gun violence. . . .” NSA official: […]

Vermont Launches New Innovation Grant Program

Agency of Commerce & Community Development Secretary Michael Schirling announced the launch of the ThinkVermont Innovation Grant Program during the second annual Innovation Spaces Conference at Vermont Technical College. The ThinkVermont Innovation Grant Program, proposed by the Scott Administration and passed in partnership with the Legislature, was created to respond to the growth needs of […]

State Workforce Development System Report and Recommendations

The Legislature last year directed the Commissioner of Labor and the Chair of the State Workforce Development Board to convene a working group on the state’s workforce development system. The S.135 Working Group was formed and produce a report for the legislature. For the final report and recommendations from the S.135 Working Group, as required […]

Governor’s Award for Business Excellence in Supporting Mature Workers

The Governor’s Award for Business Excellence in Supporting Mature Workers recognizes Vermont employers who demonstrate exceptional commitment to employment practices that benefit and support the inclusion and retention of mature workers. Employers who believe they have employment practices and policies that are highly supportive of the mature workforce are encouraged to apply. Key selection criteria […]

Human Resources Seminar March 28

Human Resources Seminar ACA Updates | Federal Labor Rules Changes |  Legislative Outlook for 2017 Minimum Wage |  Pregnancy Accommodation | Paid Family Leave Independent Contractors/Employee Classification | Worker’s Compensation Recent State Implementation and Compliance Issues Tuesday, March 28   |   Capitol Plaza Hotel, Montpelier On March 28, Associated Industries of Vermont will host a […]

Governor Scott’s Budget Address

The following is the press release regarding Governor Scott’s Budget Address.  The text of the address and other information is linked below. For Immediate Release Tuesday, January 24, 2017 Contact: Rebecca Kelley  802-622-4047 GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT DELIVERS FIRST BUDGET ADDRESS  Presents balanced budget that makes key investments in economic development, education, housing and clean water   […]

Vermont Department of Labor Seeks Public Comment on Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

The Vermont Department of Labor is seeking public comment and to engage stakeholders in the dialogue about the changes to the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The Department is soliciting ideas and feedback for the state’s WIOA Unified Plan. According to the draft plans’ opening Overview: The State of Vermont is submitting this […]