Many local Goodwills around the country are placing people in employment opportunities in diverse industries such as technology, healthcare, food services, banking, computer programming and manufacturing.
This is the third time that I have been through an economic event where there were groups of people who said the old methods of analysis didn't apply. As I will demonstrate, nothing could be farther from the truth.
With staggering unemployment in low income and minority communities, trouble expanding access to health care, and school funding likely to be lousy for years to come, it's a tough time to be an urban kid in America.
Out in the street, you notice fewer cabs and town cars. There are retail vacancies on every block. Stores are discounting everything. When JC Penny opened in Midtown, 15,000 people applied for 500 jobs.