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Bridge to Work

Matt Sledge

Zero States Have Applied For Bridge To Work Programs | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.29.2012 | Business

When Congress gutted extended unemployment benefits this February, it left one arguable bright spot: States could create innovative "demonstration pro...

Arthur Delaney

Obama Administration Unveils Plan To Let States Experiment With Unemployment Insurance | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Thursday invited states to try out new unemployment insurance schemes that would allow businesses to take on...

Arthur Delaney

Congress Takes Interest In Eccentric Philanthropist's Jobs Plan | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

Philanthropist Gene Epstein says he donated $250,000 to assorted charities on behalf of businesses that hired unemployed people starting in 2009. Now ...

Arthur Delaney

Obama's 'Bridge To Work' Proposal 'A No-Go Proposition' For Big Employer | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.06.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's proposal to let businesses train the unemployed without having to pay them is "a no-go proposition" for at le...

Arthur Delaney

Bridge To Work: Obama's Plan For Long-Term Unemployed | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama announced Thursday evening a plan to put the long-term jobless back to work by encouraging states to adopt "Bridge to Wo...

Go With What Works

Joe Sestak | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
Joe Sestak

If job creation for Americans is our real goal, and not large companies' bottom line, the data over the past twelve months has sent a strong message: small businesses are the real engine of job growth and should be the focus of any policy to spur job acceleration.