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AMBCC Education and Workforce Development

  1. 1. Small and Medium sized businesses Establish strong job placements in schools. Encourage small business and corporations to commit and invest in training programs
  2. 2. Behind every job is a growing company. And behind every successful company is astartup that made it big. According to a recent study by the Kauffman Foundation andothers sources, new businesses account for three out of five new jobs. To supportjob growth, we have to support startups. Source Richard Florida
  3. 3. Education and Workforce Development The AMBCC Education and Workforce Development Committee is comprised of members in the labor/staffing industry, recruiters and human resource professionals. The EAWD provides various human resource services and programs to AMBCC members. .
  4. 4. Statewide MSA Focus • Albany • Atlanta • Athens • Augusta • Chattanooga • Columbus • Savannah
  5. 5. WSJ Interactive Map (GA Unemployment)
  6. 6. Georgia Unemployment Clayton County 13.0 Cobb County 9.1 Dekalb County 10.8 Douglas County 11.4 Fulton County 11.1 Gwinnett County 9.3 Henry County 10.9 Rockdale County 12.0
  7. 7. Education and Workforce Development Key Stakeholders  The EAWD Stakeholders have a vested Fulton County interest in the issues, projects, and/or policies Workforce Development tasked by the committee. AARP TBA  The EAWD advisory board consists primarily of members in the labor/staffing recruiters and human resource professionals representing the public and private sector.TBA CAU Education and Workforce  The EAWD has developed an influential Development network of decision makers and employers that are focused on establishing key business, community and governmental relationships. TBA ADP  EAWD programs specifically address critical issues impacting jobs in minority communities. TBA Policy Makers
  8. 8. The Opportunity Gap
  9. 9. Employment Gaps According to the October 2011 Bureau of Labor Statics Report, the unemployment rates for adult men (8.8 percent), adult women (8.1 percent), teenagers (24.6 percent), whites (8.0 percent), blacks (16.0 percent), and Hispanics (11.3 percent) showed little or no change in September. The jobless rate for Asians was 7.8 percent, not seasonally adjusted. .
  10. 10. Dealing with Structural Unemployment Structural unemployment is a form of unemployment resulting from a mismatch between demand in the labour market and the skills and locations of the workers seeking employment. Even though the number of vacancies may be equal to, or greater than, the number of the unemployed, the unemployed workers may lack the skills needed for the jobs; or they may not live in the part of the country or world where the jobs are available
  11. 11. Global Education
  12. 12. Mapping Educational Pathways to Sustainable Careers (3-5 Years) Apprenticeship, Journey 2-3 Months Specialized Training Person, Master Craftsperson Owner/CEO & President Early 5 Yrs. 3 Yrs.Childhood 4 Yrs. High 2 Yrs. Community/Technical Project /Business Manager Elementary Middle School School 4 Yrs. College/University Professional Services, 2-3 Yrs. Grad/Post Doctoral Supervisory, Management
  13. 13. Education Gaps According to the National Center for Education Statistics, African-American students made up 16 percent of the public school population in 2004 (NCES 2006). These students, disproportionately concentrated in high-poverty, low-performing schools, are vulnerable to poor educational outcomes that undermine their chances for success in life. According to the results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as the Nation‘s Report Card, black eighth graders scored lower in math and reading than any other racial group in 2009 .
  14. 14. Education and Continuing Education One of the job markets biggest problems, the report says, is a mismatch between the skills workers now have and the skills required by potential new jobs: Solutions could include more partnerships between employers encouraging investment in training programs within community colleges or vocational schools, a national jobs database to help people decide what careers to train for, and targeted federal scholarships. Establish strong job placements in schools. Encourage small business and corporations to commit and invest in training programs The report estimates that six broad sectors – health care, business services, leisure and hospitality, construction, manufacturing, and retail – will account for as much as 85 percent of new jobs. (Those sectors account for 66 percent of all jobs in America today.)
  15. 15. Apprenticeship Create Immediate Jobs Apprentices learn while they work and make an immediate impact on business success. Ninety- two of Employers in the UK and Canada who employ Apprentices believe Apprenticeships lead to a more motivated and satisfied work force.
  16. 16. Partnering to boost the employment:business and higher education Teaching job creation at our business and technical schools. With college tuition costs skyrocketing, and the lack of skilled workers, businesses do not have enough educated employees to power their companies – and fuel economic recovery. Companies have begun to partner with colleges to meet a mutual demand.
  17. 17. Georgia Work Ready Georgia Work Ready was created to ensure that Georgias workers have the best skills, along with easy and free access to online training to improve workplace skills. • GW allows qualified unemployment insurance recipients the opportunity to train with a potential employer for a maximum of 24 hours per week for up to eight weeks. •GW provides employers the opportunity to train and appraise candidates at no cost. There is no obligation to hire any given trainee, but there must be a current vacancy listed with the GDOL.
  18. 18. Identity Conflicts- Peer Culture Vs.School
  19. 19. After School Education In America today, millions of young people are alone and unsupervised in the hours after school, before parents return home from work. This situation places children and teens at grave risk for juvenile crime, substance abuse, teen pregnancy, and other problems. It means students are wasting precious time when they could be learning. The after school hours are the peak time for juvenile crime and experimentation with drugs, alcohol, cigarettes and sex. (Source: Bureau, Urban Institute Estimate, 2000) Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, 2002) .
  20. 20. Kauffman Entrepreneurial Activity The most recent Index of Entrepreneurial Activity by the Kauffman Foundation showed a slight uptick of new businesses in 2008 — a full recessionary year — over 2007. An average of 320 Americans out of 100,000 formed a business each month. The Kauffman report reveals an increase in ‗necessity‘ entrepreneurship and a decrease in ‗opportunity‘ entrepreneurship.
  21. 21. Innovation distinguishes between a leaderand a follower America remains a world leader in innovation, but other nations have been moving fast to cultivate their own prowess at developing technologies of the future. The report says a vital first step is to restart the flow of financing to startups, perhaps borrowing from state-level programs that have encouraged "angel investors" and venture capital firms. And in addition to its role in funding basic research, the government can collaborate with universities and businesses in efforts to ensure that jobs spawned by the new technologies end up in the US rather than overseas.
  22. 22. Small and Medium sized businesses
  23. 23. The McKinsey Report The McKinsey‘s ―An economy that works: Job creation and America‘s future‖ analyzes the causes of slow job creation in the period before the recession and during the recovery and the implications of these forces for future job growth. The research projects how the US labor force will evolve over the next ten years and creates different scenarios for job growth based on extensive analysis of sector trends. MGIs central finding is that a return to full employment will occur in only the most optimistic job growth scenario.
  24. 24. Top 10 Expenditures for BlackHouseholds 1. Housing 100.2 2. Food 53.8 3. Automotive 28.7 4. Retail 22.0 5. Health Care 17.9 6. Insurance 16.6 7. Telephone Services 14.0 8. Contributions 11.4 9. Furnishing and Equipment 10.7 10. Personal Care 6.3
  25. 25. INDUSTRY MIX DIFFERENT FORMINORITY-OWNED BUSINESSES Other highlights: In 2002, nearly 4-in-10 black-owned firms operated in health care and social assistance, and other services, such as personal services, and repair and maintenance. They owned 9.7 percent of all such businesses in the United States. Retail trade, and health care and social assistance services accounted for 28.6 percent of all black-owned business revenue. There were 10,727 black-owned firms operating in 2002 with receipts of $1 million or more. Revenue for these firms was about $49 billion, compared to $40 billion in 1997, up 22 percent. These firms accounted for 1 percent of the total number of black-owned firms in 2002 and 55 percent of their total receipts. There were 973 black-owned firms with 100 employees or more in 2002, compared to 889 in 1997, up 9 percent. These firms generated $16 billion in gross receipts, an increase of 31 percent since 1997. Firms of this size accounted for 24.3 percent of the total revenue for black-owned employer firms in 2002. Black-owned firms accounted for 5 percent of all non farm businesses in the United States in 2002. About 8 percent of black-owned firms employed more than 756,000 people
  26. 26. Job Growth Areas • Health • Education • Natural Resources and mining (Forest, Fishing, Oil and Gas) • Government
  27. 27. Other Workforce Areas • Professional Services – Accountants – Financial Planners – Legal Services – Mental Health Services – Consultants • Security Agencies • Military Towns
  28. 28. The Aging Workforce • Senior Living – Housing – In home Nurse Care – Remodeling Homes • Senior Services
  29. 29. Unemployment impact on our 50+population Aging workers are likely to stay unemployed longer. On an AARP Public Policy Institute preliminary study of a survey they conducted in October 2010 with 5,027 men and woman 50 and older. • 44.1 percent felt they would likely work part-time past their retirement • 24.7 percent of exhausted their savings • 19.4 percent fell behind in credit card payments or accumulated more card debt • 12.4 percent lost health insurance
  30. 30. How New Businesses Create Jobs Business District Survey A New Business is Established Create jobs directly in Local businesses the business supply services Other companies are attracted to the area Workers spend their income in the local More jobs are indirectly area; taxes revenues created increase The success of thebusiness attracts otherbusinesses to the area, Activityincreasing profitability Taxs spent on and revenue for re- improving infrasture, investment image and services Money lost through leakage
  31. 31. Self Employment Assistance Program Innovative entrepreneurialism has always been at the core of creating jobs in America. States like (Delaware, Maine, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Oregon and Pennsylvania) have a ―Self-Employment Assistance‖ programs. To qualify, you must be: • eligible to receive unemployment insurance benefits; • permanently laid off from a previous job; • likely to exhaust benefits; and • participating full-time in self-employment activities. Each state has its own requirements.
  32. 32. Helping Micro-Enterprises Buildcapacity and create jobs New businesses arent generating enough cash to pay employees, much of the money to pay employees salaries comes from founders savings. In an effort to help them build capacity the AMBCC conducted a series of workshops and industry roundtables to help them grow and employ more workers. The AMBCC will work to create more awareness around the SBA‘s Program for Investment in Micro-Entrepreneurs (PRIME) which provides assistance to various organizations. These organizations help low-income entrepreneurs who lack sufficient training and education to gain access to capital to establish and expand their small businesses . Annual forum with the FDIC design to help Small Business Overcoming Obstacles to Small Business Lending. We will explore ways in which credit can be made more accessible to the small business sector. The FDIC recognizes that small businesses are critical to fueling the nations economic growth, and their ability to generate new jobs depends, in large part, on access to credit. Encourage policies which benefit Micro Enterprise: More work needs to be done to create a balanced regulatory system that encourages economic growth and job creation within the micro-enterprise business sector.
  33. 33. Becoming Globally Competitive American corporations are already increasingly global in their operations, but McKinsey says the US needs to make more American workers "winners" from global commerce. The report suggests that US policymakers work especially on three tracks: • Attracting greater direct investment by foreign companies setting up offices and factories in America. • Helping smaller US companies become successful exporters. • Encouraging US corporations to repatriate service operations that have been sent offshore in recent years.
  34. 34. 90 Day Planner-Activities JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC Day 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter/Theme Education and Workforce Education and Workforce Education and Workforce 9:30am Education and Workforce Development Development Development Development Roundtable Roundtable Roundtable Roundtable AM 11:30am Career Conference Activity Career Conference 1:30am Career Conference Activity Activity Career Conference PM 6:30am
  35. 35. Workshops and Seminars
  36. 36. AMBCC Career Creation Workshop Series The Atlanta Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce Education and Workforce Development Committee will host an unemployment workshop Friday, November 4, 2011 at Herzing University. The workshop, which runs from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., will provide solutions for the unemployed and introduce services offered by the following agencies, organizations and businesses. • Laid off but Not Laid Out-Kimberly Kisner • Strengths Quest-Focusing on What You Do Best- Dr. Melonie Hill • The Transition (Coming Out on the Other Side) –(Open) • What had happen was…Surviving a Changes in Income- Clyde Anderson • When you can’t find a job you create one- Michael T. Hill • Career Opportunities-Georgia Department of Labor and AMBCC Member Businesses This workshop will help individuals cope with sudden and /or long-term unemployment, prevent financial disasters, leverage existing talents and skills and help households over come unemployment challenges as they arise. AMBCC Members Business and the Georgia Department Labor will be available to help provide potential career opportunities on the spot. If you would like to participate you must complete to online form and schedule a phone interview prior to the event. Interested parties are asked to contact Kimberly Kisner at (678) 613-9461 or by email at The workshop will be in Lecture Room 1 on the Herzing University campus at Lenox Mall. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.
  37. 37. AMBCC Career Creation Workshop Series The Atlanta Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce Education and Workforce Development Committee will host an employers workshop Friday at Herzing University. The workshop, which runs from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., will highlight human resource service solutions for employers This workshop will help businesses to learn more about workers compensation insurance and highlight incentives that businesses can take advantage of by hiring new employees right now. Our goal is to spur job creation in the African America community. Businesses will get a "how to" guide to completing the Georgia Unemployment Insurance Protest Form with an expert. The event will also include Georgia Labor Market information and tax credits offered by the state for new hires as well as role plays of actual unemployment cases to promote awareness about the hearing process. Our member business will be the key to giving the regions economy a "much-needed shot in the arm.― Interested parties are asked to contact Kimberly Kisner at 712-269-8242 or by email at to RSVP. The workshop will be in Lecture Room 1 on the Herzing University campus at Lenox Mall. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.
  38. 38. Education and Workforce Development Roundtable
  39. 39. Contact Information Chairperson Atlanta Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce Education and Workforce Development (770) 374-6226 Visit us on Facebook