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Thrift Store Helps and Hires Homeless Kids
Incredible Thrift is a thrift store stationed in Springfield's South Glenstone Street, where its staff comprises of homeless or "at risk" kids. James Bruggeman, the store director, saw the need...more



USDOL Recovers $2 Million In Back Wages, Fringe Benefits for Federally Funded Solar Energy Project Workers
The U.S. Department of Labor acquired $1,914,681.50 in back wages and fringe benefits for nearly 150 workers at Proimtu Mmi-Nv LLC. Proimtu Mmi-Nv LLC is a Henderson-based subcontractor providing...more

Career Pathways for Better Paying Jobs
COWS (Center on Wisconsin Strategy) and CLASP have profiled adult workers in every state who are in need of better skills and wages. One approach to helping low-income adults and long-term...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

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

Federal Unemployment Benefits Set to Expire Affecting Jobless Workers and Families
The Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program will be expiring on December 29. This will affect 1.3 million workers to lose their federal unemployment benefits. Unemployment benefits are...more

Reinforcing Work Ethic To Ensure People Find Paid Employment
Work requirements can't be enforced when people can't find work. Recent analysis indicates that at least two-thirds of the growth in food stamps between 2007 and 2011 was the direct result of...more

ACA SHOP Exchange Development in Six States
Small Business Health Options Programs (SHOP) exchanges, as included in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), are designed to present government assistance and affordable coverage opportunities to small...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

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






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Lending a Hand to Uplift Individuals with Poor Credit

Lending a Hand to Uplift Individuals with Poor Credit
In its first cycle of venture funding, business financing startupĀ LendUp, has raisedĀ $14 million to bring...



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