Employment, General/Other News

News and information on the role that government, small business, the nonprofit sector and philanthropy play in creating healthy and vibrant communities.

Employee Ownership Scheme: Why Businesses Are Doing It
More businesses want to get their employees involved in ownership. However, there are specific issues that need to be addressed before jumping on the employee-ownership...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

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

Argument Against Community Service Mandate for Long-Term Unemployed
Christopher Moraff of Philly Mag writes about the rising tension between conservatives and the ongoing community service mandate for the long-term jobless by liberals. He opines that when it comes...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

Federal Way City Council Gives Funding Nod for Economic Development Director Position
The Federal Way City Council has recently given its funding approval for an economic development director position during its most recent meeting. The new director for Federal Way, WA would make...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

Rhode Island Foundation Distributes $630,000 Grant for Economic Development
The Rhode Island Foundation releases grant money valued at $630,000 as part of its $1 million promise to subsidize Rhode Island's many projects for economic development. The varied projects will...more

NC Eastern Region Pushes Through to be a Private Nonprofit
North Carolina's Eastern Region (NCER) refocuses its mission to more charitable efforts as it pushes forward to becoming a private nonprofit. The organization covers 13 Eastern North Carolina...more

In Michigan Economic Development Means Talent Development
The CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation highlighted the importance of 'talent development' in a speech the Economic Development Alliance of St. Clair County. According to...more






Social Entrepreneurship
Spotlight



Electric Car Startup is Revolutionizing Mobility for Wheelchair Users


Electric Car Startup is Revolutionizing Mobility for Wheelchair Users

Stacy Zoern’s electric-car startup Kenguru is starting to revolutionize mobility for millions of wheelchair users. Her Kenguru hatchback enables users access the vehicle using its rear-opening tailgate and automatic ramp, securing their wheelchairs via interlocking device. It has no seats.


Unable to select database