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Congress Passes Workforce Training Bill To Help Long-term Unemployed Americans
The Congress, in an unusual demonstration of a bi-partisan, bi-cameral agreements, has passed a job-training bill that could help unemployed Americans get back into the workforce. The Workforce...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

Friends in Ghana Form Nonprofit to Train Mothers for Jobs
Friends Rebecca Brandt and Callie Brauel, along with Ghanaian Emmanuel Tetteh Quarmyne, formed a nonprofit they dubbed as A Ban Against Neglect, or ABAN that would recycle used plastic water bags...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

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

Argument Against Community Service Mandate for Long-Term Unemployed
Christopher Moraff of Philly Mag writes about the rising tension between conservatives and the ongoing community service mandate for the long-term jobless by liberals. He opines that when it comes...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

Self-Employment is Key to Economic Development
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

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

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






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Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver Backs Social Saturday


Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver Backs Social Saturday

UK will be celebrating its first national celebration of social enterprises dubbed as Social Saturday. World famous celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, who founded the Fifteen restaurant chain.




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