How the Ohio County Economic Development Alliance is Helping Residents Find Work Amid COVID-19 Closures

Hartford, Ky. (June 04, 2020) – The Ohio County Economic Development Alliance (OCEDA) is celebrating the completion of its first all virtual Digital Works class. The program provides technology training and job placement assistance for online teleworking jobs—a critical part of workforce development. “We understand that families and individuals in Ohio County are looking for new opportunities,” said Jodi Ashby, Executive …

Digital Works Honored for New Site for Digital Skills Training and Job Placement Assistance

Virtual (May 21, 2020) – Digital Works (DW) launched a new, more user-friendly website in January 2020 to better help people reach their digital training and job placement goals. This week, the new website was honored by national organization PR News as a finalist for Site Redesign. You can find the website at www.digitalworksjobs.org. “We felt it was important to …

During and After COVID-19: How Large and Small Businesses Can Plan for the Long Term

From tackling teleworking for the first time to improving customer communications, the CEO of Bryghtpath shares what businesses can do to stay viable. by Chris McGovern Director of Research, Connected Nation Shoreview, MN (April 8, 2020) – COVID-19 has presented challenges for businesses large and small, from figuring out how to protect their workers to keeping their business open amid a …

Keeping Students Connected During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Bowling Green, Ky. (April 7, 2020) – In today’s technology age, the internet is used for much more than just connecting with friends and family; it helps us pay our bills, stay up to date with current news, apply for jobs, and even get an education. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the internet is now a necessity for many people to …

Working From Home and Loving It

UPDATE March 16, 2020: Tammy Spring leads Connected Nation’s Digital Works program. This program  is a one-of-a-kind job creation program that goes beyond training and placement to encompass high-demand, telework professions. Spring recently provided some tips to make working-at-home easier on you. In light of self- and work-imposed quarantines for coronavirus, we wanted to share these tips with you again. Bowling Green, …

Digital Works Launches a New Program at Fort Campbell, This is Why It Matters

Oak Grove, KY (March 12, 2020) – Military spouses and veterans in the Fort Campbell area have the opportunity to take part in a new job training and placement assistance program that allows them the flexibility to work anywhere. Digital Works, a program of Connected Nation (CN), launched its newest facility in February located across from Fort Campbell and is …

How Connected Nation Gives Back Through Job Training and Placement

Washington, DC — Connected Nation board members recently got together in Washington, DC, to discuss broadband (high-speed internet) needs for rural areas and how it can impact remote employment. Board member Grant Seiffert sat down with RFD-TV to discuss how the non-profit is working to train individuals on digital job skills – in rural areas. Through the Digital Works program, proctors teach participants a …

Digital Works Launches New Site for Digital Skills Training and Job Placement Assistance

Bowling Green, Ky. (January 22, 2020) – Digital Works (DW) just launched a new, more user-friendly website to help people reach their training and job placement goals. You can find the new website at www.digitalworksjobs.org. The Digital Works program was developed by Connected Nation (CN) to fill today’s high demand for workers who have digital skills and the desire to …

New Report: Expanding Broadband, Digital Skills Critical to America’s Future

by Jessica Denson, Communications Director Connected Nation Louisville, Ky. (November 21, 2019) – The Benton Institute for Broadband & Society recently released a report that calls broadband (high-speed internet) “the most transformative technology of our generation.” It can grow the American economy, empower workers, and strengthen communities. “For many Americans, lack of broadband access means having less opportunity than their …

New Data: Telecommuting Could Save $700B Yearly Across the US

by Jessica Denson, Communications Director Connected Nation Louisville, Ky. (September 24, 2019) – The number of people working-at-home regularly has grown 159 percent since 2005. That’s eleven times faster than the rest of the workforce. Some other staggering numbers: 40 percent more US employers offered flexible workplace options than they did five years ago; 4.7 million employees (3.4 percent of …