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Transitional Jobs

How to Invest in Miracles

Harriet McDonald | Posted 02.23.2015 | Impact
Harriet McDonald

By the time they were 18, each boy had lived in multiple foster homes. They survived their childhoods without compassion or stability. The idea of being "cared for" was a foreign concept.

You're Young, You're Black, And You've Got No Future

Harriet McDonald | Posted 11.30.2014 | Impact
Harriet McDonald

You're young, you're black, and you've got no future. Why? Because you were arrested on drug charges. You've been arrested before, just like more than half of the other young black men in your neighborhood. But this time, you'll receive a mandatory 'war on drugs' sentence.

Homes Don't Cure Homelessness

Harriet McDonald | Posted 10.08.2014 | Impact
Harriet McDonald

I have spent 25 years advocating for the homeless. And I know that if the solution to homelessness were as simple as taxpayer supported homes, one of the thousands of smart, passionate advocates working on this crisis would have already come up with that answer.

Transitional Jobs Program: Getting People Back to Work

The National Transitional Jobs Network | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
The National Transitional Jobs Network

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Help Wanted! For most individuals looking for work, those words offer promise. But those same words can be daunting to someone with a criminal conviction who is trying to reenter the job market.

Working for the Workers

The National Transitional Jobs Network | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
The National Transitional Jobs Network

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifFor those fighting to escape poverty, getting a job isn't as simple as filling out an application and waiting for a call back.

Taking Aim at Chronic Unemployment and Poverty

The National Transitional Jobs Network | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
The National Transitional Jobs Network

Almost 23 million people remain unemployed or underemployed, and poverty continues to grip over 46 million Americans. On top of that, large numbers of adults and out of school youth in the United States are chronically unemployed.

Subsidized and Transitional Jobs: Critical Strategies to Put America Back to Work

The National Transitional Jobs Network | Posted 04.28.2013 | Impact
The National Transitional Jobs Network

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifAlthough the unemployment rate has slowly started to inch down, almost 23 million people remain unemployed or underemployed and there are still many more job seekers than available jobs.

Getting the Long-Term Unemployed Back to Work: Good for Workers, Good for America

The National Transitional Jobs Network | Posted 04.24.2013 | Impact
The National Transitional Jobs Network

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifIt is both a moral and an economic imperative that we aggressively tackle long-term unemployment. We must implement bold programs that simultaneously provide employment to millions and prepare the nation to succeed in the future.

Subsidized Employment -- It's Good for Business

The National Transitional Jobs Network | Posted 04.14.2013 | Impact
The National Transitional Jobs Network

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif If you own a business and you haven't heard the words "subsidized employment" or "transitional jobs," you'll probably be interested to know that these effective employment solutions could help save you time and money.

Keeping People Out of Prison: Transitional Jobs as a Reentry Strategy

The National Transitional Jobs Network | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact
The National Transitional Jobs Network

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifThe idea that by serving time one has paid his debt to society is ingrained in our social narrative, but it is not accurate. Once caught up in the tides of the criminal justice system, it is very difficult to escape.

No More Fiscal Mischief: Untangling the Deficit Reduction Debates

The National Transitional Jobs Network | Posted 03.30.2013 | Impact
The National Transitional Jobs Network

The "fiscal cliff" might have been averted in the waning hours before the New Year, but now the "fiscal rift" in Washington over how to achieve further deficit reduction could mean far more harmful consequences for low-income individuals and those who are chronically unemployed.

Build Career Onramps for People Who Want to Work: Vote for Goodwill's Proposal for Transitional Job Opportunities

Jim Gibbons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jim Gibbons

Most of us know the job search experience. The bills don't go away -- student loans, rent, and just the costs of living - they all add up. What if you...