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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor

Through its Office of Employment Projections, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) develops 10 year projections of industry and occupational employment for use in career counseling and educational planning. Employment projections are developed every two years, using an econometric model of the economy in the target year and staffing patterns projected from BLS survey data. Projections for the 2000-10 period include approximately 35 health occupations and 8 health industry sectors.

Review Date: February 19, 2013

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Office of Personnel Management

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is the federal government's human resources agency. While daily providing the American public up-to-date employment information, OPM ensures that the nation's civil service remains free of political influence and that federal employees are selected and treated fairly and on the basis of merit. OPM supports agencies with personnel services and policy leadership including staffing tools, guidance on labor-management relations, preparation of government's future leaders, compensation policy development, and programs to improve workforce performance. The agency manages the federal retirement system, as well as the world's largest employer-sponsored health insurance progam serving more than nine million federal employees, retirees and their family members.

Review Date: January 06, 2012

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American Society of Safety Engineers

American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is the world's oldest and largest professional safety organization. ASSE's mission is to foster the technical, scientific, managerial and ethical knowledge, skills and competency of safety, health and environmental professionals for the protection of people, property and the environment, and to advance the status and promote the advancement of the safety profession.

Review Date: August 27, 2008

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Asociacion Nacional pro Personas Mayores, National Association for Hispanic Elderly

The National Association for Hispanic Elderly [Asociación Nacional Pro Personas Mayores] was founded in 1975 to serve the needs of Hispanic elderly and other low income persons. It is recognized as the pioneer and the leading organization in the field of Hispanic Aging. It has become one of the broadest based Hispanic organizations in the nation. It is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation with both public and private funding. It has earned a national reputation for its work with the elderly and for its increasingly significant role in the larger Hispanic community. The scope of the Association’s work includes employment programs, services for the elderly, economic development projects which include low-income housing and neighborhood development programs, research and data collection, training and technical assistance, development of model projects, and award winning media productions. The Association has an extended network of over 500 public and private community service organizations throughout the nation.

Review Date: January 31, 2013

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Braille Institute

The Braille Institute was founded in 1919 as the Universal Braille Press to provide services to the blind, which now includes production of more than 5 million Braille pages yearly, preschool services, supplemental academic programs for children, summer camps for children, a youth recreational center, low-priced consumer goods and visual aids, counseling, a career learning center, job placement, social activities, and instruction in basic living skills. Individualized programs developed for newly blind persons include training in orientation and mobility, Braille reading and writing, techniques of daily living, home management, and typing. The Institute's 1-800-BRAILLE line refers callers nationwide to organizations serving the blind in their areas as well as providing information on its services. Services are also provided for persons with low vision. The Institute's library circulates over 800,000 books (50,000 titles) in Braille as well as records and tapes. BIA has four satellite and 50 community centers in addition to its main facility. The Institute also conducts public information activities to increase public awareness of blindness and of the capabilities of blind persons. Direct services offered only in Southern California. No charge for services.

Review Date: January 15, 2009

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Center for Injury Research & Control

The Consortium for Injury Research and Community Action (CIRCA) is a university-wide comprehensive Injury Control Research program that provides community based injury prevention, research, training, and service through an extensive collaboration with a broad range of university, state and local organizations. The consortium conducts and promotes injury control research, gathers and disseminates information on injuries, provides training for health professionals, and informs public and community leaders on injury control issues. The unifying theme is a unique focus on social, public policy, environmental change and community participatory-based approaches to injury research and prevention.

Review Date: March 30, 2012

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Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) administers federal government job training and worker dislocation programs, federal grants to states for public employment service programs, and unemployment insurance benefits. The mission of the ETA is to contribute to the more efficient functioning of the U.S. labor market by providing high quality job training, employment, labor market information, and income maintenance services primarily through state and local workforce development systems.

Review Date: October 29, 2009

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Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youth and Adults

The mission of the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youth and Adults (HKNC) is to enable all those who are deaf-blind to live and work the community of their choice. It provides comprehensive vocational rehabilitation training at its headquarters in New York and assistance with job and residential placements when training is completed. Services in the field include 10 regional offices, over 40 affiliated agencies, a National Training Team and an Older Adult Program. HKNC is a partner in the National Technical Assistance Consortium for Children and Young Adults Who are Deaf-Blind and with DB-LINK, a clearinghouse for information on deaf-blindness. HKNC also maintains a national registry of individuals who are deaf-blind.

Review Date: May 31, 2011

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National Asian Pacific Center on Aging

The National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) is the leading advocacy organization committed to the well-being of elderly Asians and Pacific Islanders in America. NAPCA's goals are to: advocate on behalf of the APA aging community at the local, state and national levels; educate APA seniors and the general public on the unique needs of the APA aging community; and empower APA seniors and the aging network to meet the increasing challenges facing the APA aging community. NAPCA has expertise in handling issues like Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security/Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and provides a multilingual helpline to assist AAPI elders with questions.

Review Date: June 08, 2011

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National Indian Council on Aging

The National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA) advocates for improved comprehensive services to American Indian and Alaska Native elders. Since the organization was formed in 1976, by a group of tribal chairmen, it has evolved into the nation's foremost non-profit advocate for this population. As a national contractor currently operating the Senior Community Service Empoyment Program (SCSEP), NICOA provides employment training opportunities for nearly a thousand elders in 14 states. The organization also partners with federal agencies, universities, and other aging organizations to conduct activities benefitting Indian elders.

Review Date: January 20, 2011

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