This notice is for agencies participating in the Workplace Update program.
Two issues have been raised by some of the folks who have already begun
reviewing employer files in the Workplace Update program. We'd like to make
sure everyone takes note of the following:
1) We are NOT asking you to update or review the number of employees shown for
each employer. Those data have been provided for your use and reference only,
for example, to help you prioritize your work. But we don't need to have the
information updated or even verified. So don't spend any time researching or
looking at the number of employees data.
2) For most stores located in named shopping centers, you will find duplicate
records in the file. One record usually contains a street address (sometimes
only partial information) or some other physical location description. The
other record has the name of the shopping center in which the store is located
in the address field. We created this second record from the information in the
shopping center directory to make sure we could link the store to the shopping
center name. You do not need to update both records. You should correct the
record with the street address information, but you should just skip the record
with the shopping center name in the address field. There will also be a record
in the file for the each shopping center. It is important to make sure these
shopping center records are geocoded correctly because we will assign the
shopping center location to store records that have that name in their address
field. So, please make sure the shopping centers are in the file and geocoded
The distribution of the Work-UP CDs did not go as quickly as we had hoped.
However, it looks like the last shipment should go out on Monday, March 27. If
you are participating in the program and have not received your materials by
Friday, March 31, please call us at (301) 457-2454. Thanks.
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