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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



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

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

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

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

CLASP Report Details Challenges of Young Black Male Unemployment
In CLASP's new report, "In Feel the Heat: the Unrelenting Challenge of Young Black Male Unemployment," it features the employment and job hunting challenges black male youths often...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

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

CLASP and Alliance Wants Your Feedback for Quality Career Pathways Beta Framework
The Alliance for Quality Career Pathways is moving forward with its fall and summer review process. The Alliance is a state-driven CLASP initiative funded by the Joyce Foundation and James Irvine...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





Meticulon, a project of Autism Calgary Association in partnership with the federal government and the Sinneave Family Foundation, operates as a social enterprise that renders high-tech services provided by people with autism, leveraging their natural abilities at requiring attention to detail, repetition, and sequencing.




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