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Release Date

March 26, 2019

Census Bureau to Offer Free Online Trainings on Access and Use of Its Statistics

The U.S. Census Bureau will conduct a series of free data access webinars to all interested data users. Attendees will learn how to access demographic, socioeconomic, housing and business data from the Decennial Census, American Community Survey, Local Employment Dynamics, Economic Programs and more.

When: April 1 — June 28, 2019

All sessions are conducted by a representative from the Census Bureau and will last between 30 minutes to one hour.

To learn about and register for these webinars, visit Census Academy.

Release Date

March 26, 2019

Coalition for Career Development Announces April 3 Capitol Hill Event with Release of New White Paper Career Readiness for All

The Coalition for Career Development has announced an April 3 Capitol Hill event for the release of a new White PaperFrom the Aspen Institute.

Several members of Congress are scheduled to speak at this April 3 event as well as selected CCD Leaders, CCD is a broad national coalition of leading national organizations including the National Governors Association, the Chamber of Commerce Foundation, IBM, and Council of Chief State School Officers.

The RSVP webpage is

Release Date

March 26, 2019

Aspen Institute Publishes New "Cost of Turnover Tool" for Employers

From the Aspen Institute

How much does worker churn cost your business? A large and growing body of research shows that turnover is a significant expense to firms. But how do you calculate this cost, and what do you do with what you learn? Putting a dollar figure on the annual financial impact of losing and rehiring workers at your company may help you make the case — and find the resources — for investing in strategies to improve retention. One important retention strategy, investing in the education, training and development of your workers, is also good for your bottom line. Companies that provide upskilling opportunities report reductions in their rate of turnover. Investing in upskilling could save your business money in the long term.

We've created a tool to walk you through the steps to calculate cost of turnover. There are two versions: a worksheet that allows you to collect the information you need, and a Microsoft Excel version that will do the math for you.

This tool is a collaboration between two initiatives at the Economic Opportunities Program -- UpSkill America and Reimagine Retail -- to help our business and workforce partners quantify the value of investing in their workers to improve retention. As you put it to use, we hope you'll reach out to tell us what you learn!

Turnover Tool

Updated: April 02, 2019