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Exciting progress is happening in the world of workforce development. The National Governors Association Workforce Innovation Network is positioned to help states achieve a higher level of innovation and longer-term strategizing to prepare their workforces for a post-COVID-19 recovery for American workers. EDSI, as a Michigan-based workforce service provider and consulting firm, plays a key role in providing technical assistance to the NGA as one of 20 advisory members and philanthropic partners asked to participate in supporting the innovation network.

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Wondering what B Corporation certification is all about? In this blog, you'll learn why becoming a B Corp was a natural step for EDSI and how the certification process works. The B Corporation emblem of excellence means that we pledge to operate under the highest standards of awareness, performance, transparency and accountability to help solve social and environmental issues. EDSI joins the ranks of over 3,600 trailblazing businesses fighting for social and environmental excellence.

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Internships are still booming in today’s economy, which is good news for students and employers alike. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), employers anticipate hiring 2.6 percent more interns this year than they did last year, continuing the upward trend that shows organizations are leaning on internship programs to attract budding talent. Employers who run successful internship programs can attest that this is an effective tactic to include in your recruiting strategy.

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At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, small business owners braced for what seemed like a short-term inconvenience, but many small businesses are still operating at limited capacity or have shuttered completely. Don't lose hope: with the right strategy and tools, businesses can rebound and adjust to the new economy.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has made digital tools, software and online resources even more critical in providing virtual services in the workforce system. AJCs are providing more flexibility in offering program services by using online and virtual options for education and training for various workforce programs. This blog offers an in-depth look at the tools needed to provide innovative services to customers: virtual services best practices, jobseeker top tech tools and innovative program design elements.

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Knowledge management is not just a stand-alone program or project. KM refers to the explicit and tacit information life-cycle that runs throughout the entire organization on a continual basis. This 10-step setup process will teach you everything you need to know to minimize risks and maximize results.

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Let's talk certification. Are you a Local Workforce Development Board (LWDB) uncertain of the operational criteria and procedure requirements involved in the certification process for your ACJ service location? In this blog we will break down the requirements in a simple format so you have clarity on what’s involved and required.

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Career fairs have been bringing job seekers and employers together for decades. In this blog we will explore the many ways used to organize virtual career fairs, and even discuss specialty platforms created specifically for that purpose.

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Grow Detroit’s Young Talent offers meaningful work experience to local youth through an online platform by partnering with community organizations such as EDSI, who helped implement virtual programming and digital solutions to create successful outcomes.

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