H.R.951 - Women WIN Jobs113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Polis, Jared [D-CO-2] (Introduced 03/05/2013)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||04/23/2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.951 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/05/2013)
Women and Workforce Investment for Nontraditional Jobs or Women WIN Jobs - Requires the Secretary of Labor, in any fiscal year in which the total authorization of appropriations to carry out this Act exceeds $50 million, to allocate grants to states with approved state plans to provide funding to eligible entities (partnerships) to increase low-income women's participation in high-wage, high-demand occupations in which women make up less than 25% of the current workforce.
Authorizes states to use grants for statewide activities, including to: (1) provide technical assistance to eligible entities and to state registered apprenticeship programs and sponsors and joint apprenticeship training councils in meeting their enrollment goal for low-income women in nontraditional occupations, (2) develop policies and protocols that set goals for hiring specific percentages of women into registered apprenticeships and permanent employment openings in publicly assisted projects, and (3) engage in outreach activities and provide training to overcome stereotypes about women in nontraditional occupations as well as gender inequity among employers.
Authorizes the allocation of grant funds to eligible entities to support the recruitment, training, placement, and retention of low-income women in nontraditional occupations.
Directs the Secretary to convene a national commission to examine and make recommendations for improving the status of women in high-demand, high-wage nontraditional occupations.
Directs the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to collect data on the status of women's participation in underrepresented sectors of the economy, and examine the status of women in relation to that of men.
Directs the Secretary to establish a national clearinghouse to collect and distribute best practices.