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PAIRIN Joins Google, Microsoft, IBM, Goodwill, Walmart and Others to Create a New System of Worker Training In Response to COVID-19’s Employment Devastation Today, we are excited to announce PAIRIN’s participation in the Markle Foundation’s Rework America Alliance. This initiative aims to help millions of workers move into promising careers, regardless of their background, by...
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We sat down (virtually) with George Taratsas, Director of WIOA Title I Administration and Compliance and Lead Staff for the Virginia Board of Workforce Development, to find out how his team is using PAIRIN’s My Journey product to connect Virginians to critical workforce services during COVID-19 and beyond. Q: You have a very long title,...
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By Dan Hawthorne, Ph.D. Welcome back to our Future of Work series! Let’s take a look at the tech and IT fields, and then, we’ll have a brief summary of the whole series. Prior to the pandemic, this was a field that was booming, with a capital “B.” Since the O*Net is currently based on...
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By Dan Hawthorne, Ph.D. Continuing with our Future of Work series, let’s explore the delivery and logistics industry. This industry went from being a relatively innocuous part of our society to a lifeline to critical supplies we need during this pandemic. In early 2020, the delivery organizations we were all used to, including USPS, FedEx...
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By Susan Simpson In 2009, after 13 years of college and workforce coaching overseas, my world shifted. Political and visa law changes required that we relocate from Russia back to the United States without much warning. My coachees were at pivotal points in life: graduating, launching careers, starting families, overcoming traumas. And suddenly, “Welcome to...
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By Dan Hawthorne, Ph.D. Continuing our Future of Work series, we’re going to take a look at an industry that has been on the front lines of this pandemic, healthcare. The spotlight on this industry segment during this time has resulted in everything from praise and support to jeers and even threats. Healthcare professionals are...
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By Dan Hawthorne, Ph.D. As we continue with our Future of Work blog series, let’s discuss a critical element of what we are experiencing now, and will likely be a large part of the future – telecommuting (also known as virtual work). If you weren’t familiar with the idea of virtual work before the beginning of...
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By Dan Hawthorne, Ph.D. Roller coasters provide a great explanation for how COVID-19 has impacted our lives, our country and the world. They work on the principle of generating a great deal of kinetic energy that powers the car throughout the entire ride. They usually have a slow hill climb at first to build up the...
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PAIRIN has a new team member! We wanted to get to know Robert, so we asked him a few burning questions.   Q: Welcome to the team, Robert! Tell us a little about what brought you to PAIRIN. A: Everyone on the team has been super welcoming! When I first met everyone during my interview, what...
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By Dan Hawthorne, Ph.D. Understanding the “why” of human behavior is a complicated tangle of influences similar to that of a spiderweb. If one thread of the web is pulled, the effect on numerous other threads may not seem related at first. Psychologists have a unique perspective having done a great deal of study and research to...
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