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Verizon Wireless to Create Full-Time Jobs in Alabama
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



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

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

Louisiana Gears Up for Economic Development
According to the Louisiana Economic Development (LED) office, Louisiana's economy will be expected to perform really well in the coming years. LED recently released a document that states...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

Tennessee Rehabilitation Center Graduates Join Workforce
Graduates of the Tennessee Rehabilitation Center, a state-operated comprehensive rehabilitation facility in Smyrna, will be joining the workforce equipped with workplace and life management skills...more

Report Says Louisiana Workforce Needs Better Skills, Wages
In a report from the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), more than 40 percent of Louisiana's workforce needs better skills and wages. Marcie Foster, a policy analyst at CLASP, says that the...more

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

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






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Halcyon Incubator Selects Inaugural Class of Fellows

Halcyon Incubator Selects Inaugural Class of Fellows
Washington, D.C. based incubator for social entrepreneurs, Halcyon Incubator, has selected seven ventures to move...



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