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August 12, 2022
State, Businesses Applaud CDC's Decision to Ease COVID Guidance

(HawaiiNewsNow) New CDC guidelines released Thursday will lead to more relaxed quarantine rules at Hawaii schools and could provide a lift for businesses struggling with the current labor shortage.

The CDC said it’s dropping the 6-foot social distancing guidance and is eliminating the quarantine recommendation for anyone who has been in close contact with an infected person.

According to the CDC, about 95% of the U.S. population has now acquired some level of immunity ― either from being vaccinated or being infected.

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Hawaii's First Major Solar Farm with Batteries is Currently Producing Electricity on Oahu

(Honolulu Star Advertiser) The first utility-scale solar farm on Oahu linked with batteries recently began commercial power production ahead of seven similar projects slated for completion over the next two years.

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Amid Staff Shortages, Ige Relaxes Rules for Travel Nurses to Temporarily Practice in Hawaii

(HawaiiNewsNow) Gov. David Ige has approved and signed into effect Thursday emergency rules for travel nurses.

The emergency rules authorizes out-of-state nurses to temporarily practice in Hawaii without applying for and obtaining a license.

Nurses looking to work in Hawaii will still have to meet certain requirements, including having a license in another state. Each temporary practice lasts 90 days.

Ige said he recognizes the COVID-19 virus continues to cause a strain in the state’s healthcare system.

“This action addresses the immediate peril to public health and ensures that medical professionals may focus on providing critical care to patients.”

To learn more about the emergency rules, click here.

Info Sessions on Workforce Digital Transformation and HTDC Grants - Registration Now Open

This webinar is designed to provide information to Hawaii's businesses to consider using digital transformation to help their company. 

The objective of this project is to help Hawaii manufacturers capture institutional knowledge and standard work, develop training content and reduce onboarding costs using digital formats and emerging technologies including but not limited to video-based learning, augmented reality and virtual reality. 

Date: August 15, 2022
Time: 10:00AM - 12:00PM HST
Location: Online 

Register for the event

ATTEND OUR NEXT EVENT

Friday, August 26, 2022
Sheraton Waikiki
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Hear from U.S. Attorney Clare E. Connors on current topics that impact Hawaii businesses during the lunch program.

 
For more information and to register,
click here. 
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Virtual 

We're returning on a larger platform, 
Brazen, which is an innovative alternative to connect candidates and employers for private one-on-one interviews.

 
For more information and to register,
click here. 
Monday, October 3, 2022
Hoakalei Country Club

 
Hole-in-One Lifetime Experience Sponsored by Workwear Outfitters
 
Win a trip to the Masters! You and a guest will receive airfare, hotel accommodations and one round of golf for 2 people.

 
For more information and to register,
click here. 
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