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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



Growing Valuable Chemical-Rich Seaweed Brings Jobs to Poor Women in India
Rural women in India rope in young seaweed plants in preparation for growing seaweed. The practice offers a steady source of income for these women, who can't be away from their families long enough...more

Department of Economic Development Reports Rise of Employment in Missouri
The Department of Economic Development reports that Missouri's unemployment rate is lower than the national unemployment rate. Spokesman Joh Fougere enthuses that it's a good sign the state...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

Report Says Louisiana Workforce Needs Better Skills, Wages
In a report from the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), more than 40 percent of Louisiana's workforce needs better skills and wages. Marcie Foster, a policy analyst at CLASP, says that the...more

Southside Rides Foundation Gives Second Chance to Ex-Delinquent Youth
Dave Moore of Southside Rides Foundation provides youth, aged 14 to 19 years, a second chance of getting their lives back on track. Moore opens his auto-body repair shop and trains young men and...more

New Evidence Shows Dramatic Growth in Immigrant Employment
In a study conducted by the Center for Immigration Studies, nonprofit research organization, data shows that there has been an overall increase in employment for immigrants (both legal and illegal)...more

Recession Forces 65 Years and Older to Stay in Workforce
According to a report in the New York Times, baby boomers seem way better off than most age groups in the workforce. An increasing number of workers aged 65 and older opt out of retirement and...more

Hillsborough County Extension Service Launches Training Course for Volunteers
The Hillsborough County Extension Service has recently announced that it will be kicking off 2013 with a training course for volunteer workers who seek to become a Florida Master Money Mentor. The...more

Civic Engagement: Key for Unemployment Reduction
According to the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC), civic engagement is capable of reducing unemployment rates across the country. In a (NCoC) data, states that have low volunteer rates...more




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