These jobs are going nowhere fast. It's time to find a different route.
Half of all Americans work in just 50 different kinds of jobs. How does the other half live, and how can we get there?
Many of the young people entering the workforce today will wind up in careers we haven't imagined yet, serving needs we don't yet know we have.
I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords.
Multiple states have used TORQ to help select participants for On-the-Job Training (OJT) programs, and to define the necessary training activities. TORQ users in Berks County, Pennsylvania have been especially creative and effective in the use of the tool with OJT participants.
The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services (ADWS) began using TORQ in 2012 as part of a special program called Reemployment Intensive Services. This initiative was focused on unemployment claimants at high risk of exhausting their benefits before they found a new job.
CareerSource Broward operates a unique service to help skilled professionals find new jobs in the Ft. Lauderdale area. Called the Professional Placement Network (PPN), the program uses TORQ as a primary tool to help highly experienced or college educated workers to explore new careers.
Supporting Veterans is a top priority throughout the public workforce system. Massachusetts has made TORQ a centerpiece of the services it offers job seekers with military backgrounds. In fact, their use of TORQ has been so successful that it was the subject of a feature article in the Boston Globe.