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The Employment of Ex-Offenders is Important to Everyone

Project Return | Posted 03.25.2013 | Impact
Project Return

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif If you've never been to prison, it's easy to be suspicious and dismissive of those who have. But people are getting out of prison and returning to our community all the time. Their return is inevitable; it's not whether people return from prison, but how they return -- successfully or unsuccessfully.

The Road to Economic Freedom

Dress for Success | Posted 03.25.2013 | Impact
Dress for Success

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif While employment has been increasing across the country, 1.84 million jobs were created throughout 2012, the number of unemployed Americans is still staggering, with 12.2 million people currently without work. Are you part of that 1.84 million or part of the 12.2 million?

A Microloan for a Major Difference

Kiva Zip | Posted 03.25.2013 | Impact
Kiva Zip

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Small businesses are the cornerstone of the nation's economy and a stepping stone to the American Dream. They are the engine of local and national economies, creating two out of every three net new jobs in the country.

The Latest In Fighting Veteran Unemployment

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America | Posted 03.25.2013 | Impact
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifIn anticipation of both the 2014 withdrawal from Afghanistan and a smaller military force in the coming years, it has never been more important to ensure that our veterans are prepared to transition into the civilian workforce.

An Impact Felt Far Beyond the Classroom

Tech Impact | Posted 03.25.2013 | Impact
Tech Impact

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifITWorks students are part of a much larger group. They are young adults, graduates of high school or possessing a GED, but stuck in low-paying jobs or looking for work.

'These Are My Best Interview Slippers!'

The HOPE Program | Posted 03.25.2013 | Impact
The HOPE Program

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif The success of HOPE's work is based on finding the right balance between building the skills and confidence of the individuals we serve -- men and women who have often been turned away and failed by other programs -- and providing constructive feedback to empower them to become the best and most successful versions of themselves.

National Problems Need Individualized Solutions

SER - Jobs For Progress | Posted 03.25.2013 | Impact
SER - Jobs For Progress

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifEach person takes the statistics we hear thrown around in stride, because at the end of the day, the numbers don't mean much -- what matters are the people, experiences, and individual factors effecting his or her daily life.

A Streetwise 'MBA'

Interise | Posted 03.25.2013 | Impact

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifSince 2004, nearly 1,800 small employers have partnered with us to grow their businesses. In 2011, our entrepreneurs created 1,015 net new jobs with an average starting salary of $41,865.

A Solution for 'Help Wanted': Partnering With Employers

The National Fund for Workforce Solutions | Posted 03.25.2013 | Impact
The National Fund for Workforce Solutions

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif America needs greater investments in job creation. But there are also many jobs available now where employers maintain that they cannot find individuals with the appropriate skills that make them a good candidate to hire.

Reconnecting Disconnected Youth to the Workforce and Sustainable Careers

Capital Workforce Partners | Posted 03.25.2013 | Impact
Capital Workforce Partners

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifMany businesses, across many industry sectors, across the state and nation, are about to face a "workforce exodus" due to the aging and retiring baby boomer generation. We need to look to underutilized segments of our population to start filling the void. So it is up to us to find a way to get them the skills and the job experience to help them succeed.

The Youth Are Watching -- Do You Believe in Them?

YouthBiz | Posted 03.25.2013 | Impact

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifWe believe the practice of entrepreneurship delivers critical life-long outcomes for youth including increased income, increased relevancy to academic content, increased resiliency and positive risk taking skills, and increased connection to community.

Jobs, Careers, and the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps

The Corps Network | Posted 03.25.2013 | Impact
The Corps Network

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif As record high rates of youth unemployment continue as a result of the "Great Recession," the creation of a formal 21CSC program is an unquestionable victory for young people who are looking for work, especially if they enjoy spending time outside.

A New Approach to Job Creation

Challenge Workforce Solutions | Posted 03.25.2013 | Impact
Challenge Workforce Solutions

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif We're working hard to create our own jobs by building businesses like the Finger Lakes Fresh Food Hub. The Food Hub is a central collection point for local food connected to our existing network of distributors and grocery store partners.

Inaugurate Hope

Baker Industries | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
Baker Industries

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifWe know that stable employment is an important predictor of reentry success and the best way to reduce recidivism. Yet people are being released every day with almost no chance of making it.

New Career Development Approach for a New Economy

YouthBuild USA | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
YouthBuild USA

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifAt YouthBuild, low-income young people (age 16-24) work toward their GEDs or high school diplomas while learning job skills by building affordable housing in their communities.

Shortening the Line By the Way We Feed It

DC Central Kitchen | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
DC Central Kitchen

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifAmerica's community kitchens and food banks will never feed our way out of hunger. That's why we try to shorten this city's line of hungry people by the way that we feed it.

Turning Employment Training on Its Ear

Easter Seals TriState | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
Easter Seals TriState

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifRather than spending time and resources bringing a new employee up to speed or taking a chance on an unproven job seeker, manufacturers who hire Easter Seals TriState graduates can hit the ground running with a new employee.

The Opportunity Divide

Year Up | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
Year Up

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifOur vision is that one day every urban young adult will have access to the education, experience, and guidance required to reach his or her potential. It's the right thing for our young adults, for our businesses, and our society as a whole.

Investing in Youth Can Help Our Economy

Taller San Jose | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
Taller San Jose

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifToday's employment market is more competitive than ever, underscoring the fact that many young adults are left behind, completely disconnected from the training and opportunities needed to compete for even an entry level job.

Suited for Success

Career Wardrobe | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
Career Wardrobe

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifThe elements of a suit are seemingly basic: fabric, buttons, and thread. But slip the suit jacket onto the shoulders of a woman starting over again and the suit becomes more. That suit tells a woman's story of hope, determination, and opportunity.

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Through Education and Job Training

Students Rising Above | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
Students Rising Above

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif For too long, the national dialogue about college education has been focused on access and affordability. In fact, what's needed are comprehensive programs across the nation that enable promising students to overcome long odds and become dynamic contributors and role models.

Putting High Unemployment Numbers to Bed

Greater Bridgeport Community Enterprises | Posted 01.22.2013 | Impact
Greater Bridgeport Community Enterprises

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Did you know that your old mattress can produce jobs?

The 'Other' for Too Long

Pacific Diversified Services | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
Pacific Diversified Services

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Imagine how hard it is to get a job when you have autism or Down Syndrome. It takes an incredible amount of tenacity to obtain and maintain employment for people with developmental disabilities. However, with the right work ethic, innovative thinking and optimism, meaningful employment can be a reality for almost anyone.

Confidence Is a Critical Job-search Tool

Women Helping Women | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
Women Helping Women

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifHiring managers want to be assured that they are making the right hiring decision. Your confidence will help the interviewer be more confident about making the decision to hire you.

Breaking the Cycle

Bayaud Enterprises | Posted 03.23.2013 | Impact
Bayaud Enterprises

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifWhat if all you wanted was to be able to work, to support your family, to get yourself off the streets -- to feel successful -- but you can't? Then what?