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Utah Employers who employ the Homeless may be Eligible for Tax Credit
A bill passed by the Utah House will enable Utah employers who hire homeless people to have a limited number of tax credits. Rep. Brian King, D-Salt Lake City backed the HB140 bill, where...more



Logan County Unites With Economic Development Group to Bring In New Local Jobs
Logan County has been approved to coalesce with an economic development group to draw new jobs and businesses in the area. The current regional Economic Development Administration consists of Peoria,...more

Starbucks Pays its Employees\
Starbucks, with its new "College Achievement Plan", is paying for its employee' college educations for their junior and senior year tuition for a degree from Arizona State University. Employees...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

A New Law that Awards Incentives to Employ the Homeless
A new law passed during the 2014 General Session of the Utah Legislature enables businesses to receive tax incentives for hiring homeless people. These tax credits to businesses will amount up to...more

Congress Passes Workforce Training Bill To Help Long-term Unemployed Americans
The Congress, in an unusual demonstration of a bi-partisan, bi-cameral agreements, has passed a job-training bill that could help unemployed Americans get back into the workforce. The Workforce...more

Stimulating Opportunity: Subsidized Employment Helps Long-Term Unemployed Get Back into the Workforce
A new report presented by the Economic Mobility Corporation, Stimulating Opportunity, shows the role subsidized employment programs can play in integrating long-term unemployed workers back into the...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

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

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






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Establishing a Social Enterprise Curriculum


Several British colleges and universities have embraced social entrepreneurship in their curriculum. Pathik Pathak at Southampton have introduced n interdisciplinary module in Social Enterprise, which is open to students of all year groups and across all disciplines.




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