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Job Placement

Primary School Teaching Parents? How ParentJobNet impacts low-income families through adult learning and entrepreneurship

Steve Mariotti | Posted 06.03.2014 | New York
Steve Mariotti

Pat Craddick founded ParentJobNet "PJN" 9 years ago after leaving a career in finance to raise her daughter, Christina. While volunteering at P.S. 87 Elementary School on the Upper West Side, she found frustrated, under- or unemployed parents, disconnected from the workforce.

200 Jobs Lift DC's Homeless Residents Out of Poverty

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 04.21.2014 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

Every week a steady flow of job seekers arrives at the new Wisconsin Avenue office of AimHire. Friendship Place launched the job placement program in ...

College Graduates Building Meaningful Lives: Don't Measure Success by Your Paycheck

Cynthia Huggins | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Cynthia Huggins

A college education should also impress on students the importance -- the absolute necessity -- of a meaningful life in which they get to define success for themselves. Learn to play the clarinet. Read a Brontë novel. Coach a basketball team. Or just spend an hour walking a dog.

Disrupting College 2.0

Dr. Carol E. Quillen | Posted 12.08.2013 | College
Dr. Carol E. Quillen

New technologies offer unprecedented opportunities to redefine our role in addressing the range of challenges that we as human beings face. It is our obligation to take up this call for the benefit of our students and our world.

Expecting More From Higher Education

Dr. Bill R. Path | Posted 09.17.2013 | College
Dr. Bill R. Path

We have a generation of college graduates at risk and we need solutions now. No other entities or organizations in the country are better suited or better equipped to deal with this insidious problem than our revered institutions of higher education.

The Truth About College and Career

Steve Larosiliere | Posted 06.02.2013 | Impact
Steve Larosiliere

Simply going to college, attending classes and obtaining a degree no longer cuts it for any youth, especially immigrant and low-income, to make it in today's job market. We need a new paradigm.

100 Jobs for DC's Homeless Residents

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 03.10.2013 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

We're certainly starting the year off with a bang at Friendship Place! Our AimHire Job Placement Program - a team with only three paid staff members -...

Going for Your Dream Job

Don McNay | Posted 01.25.2013 | Business
Don McNay

Sometimes you get to fulfill your dreams. Sometimes you never knew they were your dreams until the opportunity knocks on your door. Or a headhunter calls out of the blue.

Helping Youth Get Jobs: A Sound Investment

Guy Ryder | Posted 10.01.2012 | Business
Guy Ryder

All the evidence shows that if a young person is out of work for a year or more at the beginning of their career, that will affect them throughout their working life. There's no way back for most of them.

WATCH: Reality Series Profiles Addicts, Ex-Cons Finding Work

Posted 08.23.2012 | Impact

Every once in a while, a reality show hits the airwaves and convinces us that pointing a camera in someone’s face 24/7 is actually worthwhile. A new...

The Truth Behind College Job-Placement Rates

The Chronicle of Higher Education | Timothy Sandoval | Posted 07.16.2012 | College

Almost all graduates of Ferris State University find jobs, at least according to the statistics the university promotes to attract students. "Ferri...

Suing School

The Daily Princetonian | Posted 06.02.2012 | College
The Daily Princetonian

Whether a school boasts an employment rate of 95 percent or 50 percent post-graduation, this does not guarantee that the numbers will stay the same from year to year. A great year for employment could be followed by a dismal one.

Did Ex-Cons Bake Your Birthday Cake?

Anneli Rufus | Posted 09.18.2011 | San Francisco
Anneli Rufus

Attending a launch party for the third annual Tasty Awards in San Francisco last Sunday, I sampled napoleons, clafoutis, and cinnamon crispies that might very well have been baked by felons. But that's a good thing.

Goodwill Launches "Donate Movement" and Calls on People to Donate with a Purpose

Jim Gibbons | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Gibbons

Today, Goodwill® launched the "Donate Movement" to encourage people to donate used clothing and other items to their local Goodwill. Through this ini...