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SBA WARNS OF ECONOMIC STIMULUS SCAM
Small businesses should be aware of potential fraud schemes related to economic stimulus programs offered by the Small Business Administration in response to COVID-19.
LABOR DEPARTMENT HONORS "ROSIES"
Last week the Department of Labor's Women's Bureau held a Hall of Honor induction ceremony for "The Rosies - Women Riveters, Welders & World War II Industry Workers."
Most surviving Rosies were born in the 1920s, and served the war effort during their late teens or early 20s, although many women already in their 30s or 40s also worked during the war. It is estimated that between 5 and 7 million women held war industry jobs during World War II, increasing the female work force to about 19 million.
NEW WOODWORK MANUFACTURING APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
The US Labor Department recently approved a new program enabling the woodworking industry to train apprentices to become "woodwork manufacturing specialists."
Under the competency-based occupational framework of the program, woodworking employers could qualify for state tax incentives and federal workforce funds. Individuals who participate in the apprenticeship program would receive a national, industry-recognized credential as a registered woodwork manufacturing specialist. In addition, veterans who qualify for GI Bill benefits could receive a monthly stipend in addition to the wages they receive.
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