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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



25,000 New Jobs Predicted
The social enterprise sector is projected to create 25,000 new jobs in the next seven years. According to Forfas, Ireland's policy advisory board for enterprise, report shows how the sector,...more

New Ten-State Demonstration Project to Rebuild Workforce Programs, Help Unemployed
The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) documents several recommendations to improve job-training programs administered by the federal government and better meet the needs of long-term unemployed...more

Government Benefits worth the Hard Work
Since President Obama's proposal to increase minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $9 by 2015, some states and cities have already lifted their employee salaries above the current minimum wage....more

Verizon Wireless to Create Full-Time Jobs in Alabama
Verizon Wireless is going to expand its call center offices to spur 400 full-time jobs in Alabama, particularly in the Huntsville area. The company has announced that more than 300 customer...more

Philadelphia Foundation Awards $25,000 Social Enterprise Grant to Good Samaritan Shelter
The Philadelphia Foundation awards $25,000 grant to Good Samaritan Shelter (GSS) in Phoenixville to support its social enterprise program. The grant will be used to employ the services of a...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

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

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

No Negative Indication from the ACA
Linda Blumberg and Urban Institute researchers have analyzed the implications concerning the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for Employers. In contrast to the belief that the ACA will raise costs and...more





A Singaporean program called “Social Inc.” features new rising social enterprises each episode and couples them with a CEO mentor who will help augment their chances for success.




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