H.R. 951: Women and Workforce Investment for Nontraditional Jobs

Introduced:
Mar 05, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee on Mar 05, 2013
Prognosis
0% chance of being enacted
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Introduced
Mar 05, 2013
Reported by Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by the President
 
Sponsor
Jared Polis
Representative for Colorado's 2nd congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Mar 05, 2013
Length
22 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2315 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 23, 2011

 
Full Title

To promote the economic self-sufficiency of low-income women through their increased participation in high-wage, high-demand occupations where they currently represent 25 percent or less of the workforce.

Summary

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Prognosis

1% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
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Library of Congress Summary

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3/5/2013--Introduced.
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.

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