News and information on the role that government, small business, the nonprofit sector and philanthropy play in creating healthy and vibrant communities.
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
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
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
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
The Youth Employment Fund, located in Ontario, is helping local young people get sustainable jobs, receive training and earn some valuable work experience.
The fund is helping employers provide...more
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
Founder of Young Africa (YA), Ashoka Fellow and social entrepreneur, Dorien Beurskens, who was sanctioned as part of the Future Forward initiative, together with The MasterCard Foundation, shares her...more
A Nebraska Department of Economic Development study will examine the labor skills in a three-state area: northeast Nebraska, southeast South Dakota and northwest Iowa.
The study's objective is to...more
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