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NCSL Legislative Video Resource Center

The NCSL Video Resource Center is a collection of recorded webinars accessible for on-demand learning.

Labor and Employment

Occupational Licensing: Untapped Talent

There are more than 11 million job openings nationally, but foreign-trained workers are barred from filling many of them because of occupational licensing regulations. As a result of the pandemic, a handful of states have loosened licensing barriers. Hear from an immigration policy expert to learn how states are addressing employment obstacles for skilled immigrant workers.

Legislative Strategies to Address Benefits Cliffs

Benefits cliffs are sudden and often unexpected decreases in public benefits that occur with small increases in earnings. States are increasingly examining strategies to reduce benefits cliffs in ways that increase household economic stability and incentivize work. This session will introduce benefits cliffs and how two states are approaching the issue.

Bored With Your Staff Onboarding?

 Legislatures are staffing up with new and session-only staff this time of year, not to mention swearing in new members. Effective onboarding can lead to decreased attrition, better employee engagement and a more efficient legislature. Join us to hear the latest tips and tricks!

Recruiting and Retaining a Strong Health Care Workforce

Health care provider shortages affect a variety of sectors, including primary care and behavioral health. With the rise of an aging population, retiring workers and those leaving the workforce due to burnout, states look for innovate strategies to recruit and retain providers in their communities. Hear about the policy levers states are considering to address their health care workforce shortages, and learn about the strategies that have been successful.

State Options for Scaling Evidence-Based Workforce Solutions

Policymakers can leverage American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to address their most immediate workforce challenges, while also equipping workers with the skills needed to thrive in high-demand fields. This webinar will highlight NCSL's new "Investing in What Works" series and explore how states can use ARPA funds to build a strong workforce. Speakers: Jon Courtney, Ph.D., Deputy Director, New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee and Shrutika Sabarwal, Evidence-Based Policy Manager, Arnold Ventures. Moderator: Kristine Goodwin, Associate Director, NCSL Center for Results-Driven Governing