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STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND WSI reviews survey results
BISMARCKPeople familiar with Workforce Safety and Insurance tend to give the state agency more positive reviews than those unfamiliar with it, a recent survey shows.
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The North Dakota Workforce Development Council – State Commission on National and Community Service is hosting a series of workshops to discuss the different programs offered by the Corporation for National and Community Services including AmeriCorps, Senior Corps and Learn & Serve.
A 3.3 percent increase in the average rate Workforce Safety and Insurance uses to determine premiums for employers in North Dakota would reflect a reasonable application of medical inflation and wage growth. It’s essential that WSI maintain an accurate rate, on average, to maintain protections for businesses and workers.
Officials have launched a labor study in North Dakota to gather information on available workers in various parts of the state.
The Commerce Department’s Workforce Development Division is spearheading the study, which looks at such things as the commuting patterns, skills and availability of workers as well as the number of unemployed and underemployed workers that might be interested in more opportunities.
The 2009 Governor’s Workforce Summit is scheduled for Oct. 8-9 at the Ramada Plaza Suites in Fargo. This year’s theme is “Bridging Gaps to the Future,” and will feature new ideas for today’s workforce challenges and policy discussions about the state’s plan for talent attraction, retention and expansion.
Newman Power wrote a letter on June 3 regarding Workforce Safety and Insurance and I would like to respond. I recognize that when workers are injured on the job, it disrupts their lives and brings added stress to them and their families. I want to assure the citizens of our state that the staff at WSI is committed to help those who are hurt on the job to get back to work as quickly and safely as possible.
On June 21, 2006, I was working in the oil patch when I injured my right wrist and hand as well as my neck and upper back. Since then, I’ve developed Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, an incurable condition that causes constant, excruciating pain. Workforce Safety & Insurance pretended my condition was resolved and cut off my benefits. It didn’t resolve, and it doesn’t look like it ever will.
On Wednesday, the Dakota Defense Alliance is holding a public forum to bolster support for North Dakota’s educational and employment needs. An IVN (Integrated Video Network) session will be hosted from Minot State University and will be broadcast to 10 campus locations throughout North Dakota.
BISMARCK – Jurors deliberating former North Dakota Workforce Safety and Insurance agency CEO Charles “Sandy” Blunt’s criminal case sent a question this morning to the judge seeking further definitions of business terminology, but the judge and both the prosecution and defense attorneys agreed the jury should not receive further definitions.
BISMARCK — A former procurement officer at Workforce Safety and Insurance testified this morning at Charles “Sandy” Blunt’s trial that she did not do more to put a stop to questionable spending at the agency because “there was a culture of fear there.”
BISMARCK — Opening arguments in the criminal trial for the former executive director of the North Dakota workers’ compensation agency are scheduled to get under way today in Bismarck, weather permitting.
North Dakota’s higher education system needs to start turning out more skilled graduates of associate and certificate programs because that’s where the jobs are now and in the future, state and business officials said Wednesday.
And many of those jobs, such as in the energy industry — coal, oil and processing plants — are high-paying.
By Janell Cole, N.D. Capitol Bureau
, October 09, 2008
“What’s New in Micro-soft Office 2007,” a workshop by Ed Cronin from North Dakota Workforce Training, will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday in the lower level of the Chamber of Commerce office.
Topics will include the Office 2007 interface and XML file format, new Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook features and, if time allows, new Access features. Participants will also work with the XML file format and the macro and non-macro file formats.
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