Beginning with the belief that family is at the heart of our society, how we individually define our family unit becomes less important than how we define our roles as productive, ethical members of society.
When employers violate wage and occupational safety laws, they effectively devalue hard work and workers' lives. It is simply outrageous and unacceptable that a country like ours allows people to work to death.
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.
Unless the stimulus can be leveraged to revitalize our education and workforce systems, the downturn will likely accelerate the recent trend in which the only good jobs go to those who have training beyond high school.