With the amount of Americans out of work due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important that resources are available to them to train for new careers and find work.
United Labor Agency (ULA) Executive Director Dave Megenhardt joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss virtual job training opportunities and how to get more Americans back to work.
Virtual training opportunities
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most career training programs have either suspended classes or have adapted and moved to an online setting to continue training job seekers. The ULA is one such organization that has moved to virtual training since their offices remain closed.
He said the ULA continues to hold a variety of classes, despite the COVID-19 pandemic making things more difficult. He said that the large amount of unemployed people means more training is needed to get these people back into the workforce.
Megenhardt touted the courses in diversity and inclusion and other relevant topics as helping people find employment due to their current relevance.
The benefits of getting people back to work are endless. Most notably would be helping to boost the economy. With people out of work, less are participating in the economy. If Americans are able to learn new skills and get back to work, they will be able to help redirect the economy.
He concluded by reminding listeners that the ULA is there to help people improve their skills, learn entirely new skills and make themselves more marketable.
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