Workforce Development Specialist

Lynn Minick, Workforce Development Specialist
(317) 838-9220
Indianapolis, Indiana Office

Areas of expertise

Economic and Workforce Development · Rapid Response and Economic Dislocation Services

Lynn Minick joined NELP in 2006, after working for nearly 20 years promoting workforce development and training initiatives with the AFL-CIO Working for America Institute and the Indiana AFL-CIO Labor Institute for Training.  Since joining NELP, he has participated in NELP's Economic Adjustment Initiative, focusing on dislocated workers in Midwest states suffering from layoffs in the auto industry.  Lynn collaborates with these states to promote innovative models of rapid response, including layoff aversion, and to increase access to training and other services provided by the Trade Adjustment Assistance program and the Workforce Investment Act.  He was a member of the International Association of Machinists for over 33 years and is currently a member of the NELP Staff Association, NOLSW, UAW, LOCAL 2320.


Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (toward B.A.)

Selected Publications

·    What to Do When the Layoff Notice Arrives (AFL-CIO Working for America Institute: 2002)

·    Helping Government Help Dislocated Workers (AFL-CIO Working for America Institute: 2002)

·    What Every Union Leader in the Building Trades Needs to Know About the Workforce Investment Act (Connections, AFL-CIO Working for America Institute: 2002)

·    Basics:  Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (AFL-CIO Working for America Institute: 2001)