Blog categorized as Workforce Development

Are unemployment benefits keeping people from working?

02.08.21 10:25 PM By Patrick - Comment(s)
Are unemployment benefits keeping people from working?

Watch the recording of our webinar discussing this topic here.


Unemployment rates skyrocketed in the spring of 2020 when the pandemic hit, and the economy is still being affected. There’s still a 6% national unemployment rate (with rates up to 11% in California.) We’ve lost 8 million jobs in the...

How Launchpad Can Help - The Challenges to Accelerating Re-employment

13.07.21 08:34 PM By Patrick - Comment(s)
How Launchpad Can Help - The Challenges to Accelerating Re-employment
A 2019 Harvard study identified the following challenges facing Workforce Development systems via interviewing workforce officials across multiple states: 


  • Data Silos: Workforce Development systems must be able to integrate with organizations like UI, VocRehab, Adult Education Programs, Disabled...

Improving Workforce Development systems using Commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) Applications

10.12.20 05:30 PM By Patrick - Comment(s)
Improving Workforce Development systems using Commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) Applications

Over the past few years, there has been increased adoption of cloud and SaaS applications from CRMs to collaboration tools for workforce development. The benefit of these applications is the ability to have more impactful features and lower maintenance costs.


Some early adopters in workforce developm...