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Tennessee Rehabilitation Center Graduates Join Workforce
Graduates of the Tennessee Rehabilitation Center, a state-operated comprehensive rehabilitation facility in Smyrna, will be joining the workforce equipped with workplace and life management skills...more



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Iowa Economic Development Authority has unveiled its Project Alluvion, which will grant $18 million in sales tax rebates for Microsoft to create a data center in West Des Moines. The data center...more

Study Finds a Large, Educated Workforce
A child care workforce study finds a larger, more educated workforce, with more than half of center-based caregivers have an associate's or bachelor's degree, nearly a third reported a BA or...more

USDOL Recovers $2 Million In Back Wages, Fringe Benefits for Federally Funded Solar Energy Project Workers
The U.S. Department of Labor acquired $1,914,681.50 in back wages and fringe benefits for nearly 150 workers at Proimtu Mmi-Nv LLC. Proimtu Mmi-Nv LLC is a Henderson-based subcontractor providing...more

Using Civic Engagement to Get Employees to Give Back
Zimbra Inc., a communications solution provider, is one company whose leaders have instilled the value of civic engagement to its employees. According to Chairman and CEO Patrick Brandt, getting...more

Self-Employment is Key to Economic Development
With youth unemployment on the rise, many young people are taking the alternative route to seeking employment, such as starting their own business. To break down some of the barriers that stop...more

Veteran Homeless Rates in Decline, But Unemployment Still Remains
In a recent census, the number of homeless veterans has declined. However, veterans seeking better employment opportunities find it difficult to land good jobs. Due to lack of quality jobs,...more

Louisiana Gears Up for Economic Development
According to the Louisiana Economic Development (LED) office, Louisiana's economy will be expected to perform really well in the coming years. LED recently released a document that states...more

Social Entrepreneur Shares Lessons on Youth Employment Crisis in South Africa
Founder of Young Africa (YA), Ashoka Fellow and social entrepreneur, Dorien Beurskens, who was sanctioned as part of the Future Forward initiative, together with The MasterCard Foundation, shares her...more

Tech-transfer Tool Hatches New Jobs
Sandia National Laboratories researchers are viewed as contributory in creating jobs and furthering economic development. Sandia has developed the medical diagnostic lab-on-a-disk SpinDx, which is...more




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Acumen Invests on Rwanda-based Coffee, Helps Rural Women

Acumen Invests on Rwanda-based Coffee, Helps Rural Women
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