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Vocational Training Makes for Better Paid, Better Prepared Workers

James P. Hoffa | Posted 09.22.2015 | Business
James P. Hoffa

A college degree is not the answer for all people. There is a need to boost vocational training for the U.S. population at large. Better worker training means better services and safety for all Americans. Labor unions like the Teamsters make it happen every day.

A Long Overdue College Rating System

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 03.07.2015 | College
Jerry Jasinowski

The Obama administration is considering a proposal to set up a college rating system that would measure whether graduates earn enough money after leaving school to live substantially above the poverty level -- and perhaps even pay off their college debt. If there is any concept more likely to rattle the ivory towers of academia, I cannot imagine what it would be.

Collaborating to Produce an American Workforce with In-Demand Skills

Sec. Penny Pritzker | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business
Sec. Penny Pritzker

With technology accelerating the pace of change in our economy, our long-term competitiveness is tied to our ability to produce a workforce with in-demand skills.

Low-Wage Workers Feel Worse Off Now That During Recession

AP | TOM RAUM and JENNIFER AGIESTA | Posted 05.20.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — America's lower-income workers have posted the biggest job gains since the deep 2007-09 recession – but few are bragging. As...

As BP Trial Begins, Gulf Businesses and Communities Call for Ecosystem Restoration and Economic Opportunity

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 04.28.2013 | Impact
Jeffrey Buchanan

Monday marked the beginning of arguably the biggest trial of this century, as the U.S. Department of Justice went to court with global oil giant, BP. With money most likely on the way to states, and needs still so acute, the question is, how to invest it most effectively.

Dave Jamieson

Sequester Will Pave 'Road To A Lawless Society' | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Advocates for everything from early education and law enforcement funding to workforce training and national park programs pleaded with ...

Matt Sledge

Community Colleges Call Job Training An 'Underfunded Mandate' | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.30.2012 | College

Community colleges are more than ever being tasked with the critical role of putting unemployed Americans back to work -- but they are being asked to ...

Matt Sledge

Simple Fix May Revolutionize Job Training Programs | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education

Being jobless in America is scary right now: about 12.8 million people are fighting for 3.8 million open positions. The Great Recession accelerated th...

The Funniest Employee Training Videos

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In the early 1990s, when workers at Wendy's showed up for their first day on the job, they were shown a series of instructional music videos that even...

Toyota Asks California For $2 Million For Employee Training -- But They're Closing Shop In 2010 | Marc Lifsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Reporting from Sacramento - Toyota Motor Corp. is closing California's last automobile plant, but that isn't keeping the factory from asking the stat...