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.

Social Entrepreneur Shares Lessons on Youth Employment Crisis in South Africa
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



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

Regions Bank Reserves $1 billion In Loans for Economic Development in Alabama
The Regions Bank partnered with the Alabama State government in allocating $1 billion in loans for the state's economic development. Regions Financial Corp. CEO Grayson Hall announces that this...more

Ontario Employment Fund Helps Young People Get Jobs, Training and Measurable Work Skills
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

Small Business School Training Helps Chicago Entrepreneurs
LISC Chicago has been assisting long-term local partner The Resurrection Project launch its Entrepreneurship Training Program, a comprehensive series of weekly workshops teaching everything from...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

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

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

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

HHS Invests Nearly $5.3 Million Grants in Rural Health Workforce, Telehealth
The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) will be investing nearly $5.3 million in grants to train a rural health workforce and strengthen support for the use of telehealth services for...more






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Social Enterprises in Singapore Help Wedding Couples


Social Enterprises in Singapore Help Wedding Couples

Wedding couples are now turning to social enterprises for catering and other wedding needs. Singapore-based social enterprises like Bliss Restaurant and Catering and Minds Social Enterprises have seen how the “younger generation are spending more and veering towards more gourmet food choices, yet they are also more aware and supportive of the social mission behind social enterprises.”


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