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Boulder Weekly

Jodi Hausen

2 September 2021

Colorado, United States

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Colorado legislation now bans wages that are even lower than the minimum wage for employees with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD). The antiquated law was initially enacted as an incentive for business ...

Sacramento Bee

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Cameron Clark

27 July 2021

California, United States

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Employment programs that provide extra benefits such as paid training, books, childcare, and rent incentives allow people to switch to jobs in fields that pay living wages. Sacramento’s Digital UpSkill and Jobs Plus a...

Peterborough Currents

Will Pearson

15 June 2021

Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

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Homeward Bound Peterborough helps single mothers overcome their most common causes of homelessness: limited access to housing, childcare, and education. Based on a program in Toronto that has helped hundreds, the Pete...

Grady Newsource

Mia Watson

8 April 2021

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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Clubhouse Atlanta provides "transitional employment" services to people whose mental health poses obstacles to finding and keeping a job. Clubhouse staff serve as intermediaries with employers, not only asking employe...

Knox Pages

Cheryl Splain

26 March 2021

Knox County, Ohio, United States

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To help address burnout for child welfare workers in Knox County, Ohio, Knox County Job & Family Services has launched a two-pronged approach that aims to offer wellbeing services to employees. Although the Covid pand...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Courtney Duchene

17 March 2021

Camden, New Jersey, United States

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Hopeworks is providing a paid job training program along with internship and employment opportunities in any of three businesses owned by the nonprofit. Hopeworks also provides living arrangements in a residential pro...

Sacramento Bee

Jeong Park

2 February 2021

Sacramento, California, United States

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Digital Upskill Sacramento is providing 9-week paid training sessions to participants who want to enter the tech industry. The program is allowing people who didn’t have the time, resources, or opportunity before to g...

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Kristi Eaton

22 December 2020

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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Skilled immigrants are better able to capitalize on their education and work experience with some help. Initiatives in Massachusetts and Oklahoma aim to help immigrants and refugees navigate complicated higher educati...

The Local

Léopold Salzenstein

7 December 2020

Sweden

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MatchIT helps prepare skilled immigrants for jobs in fields where Sweden has a shortage of labor. Highly educated immigrants are provided with a 22-week training in programming skills, Swedish language classes, and 10...

NBC News

Antonia Hylton

28 September 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Outreach workers with CRED (Create Real Economic Destiny) in Chicago's Roseland neighborhood are paid under a city grant to de-escalate and mediate disputes among the same gangs that some of the workers once belonged ...

The New York Times

Patricia Leigh Brown

7 August 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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A New Way of Life Reentry Project creates homes for women as they leave prison, providing a refuge and programs to help ensure a more successful transition into life on the outside. The network of small group homes, s...

Richland Source

Katie Ellington

6 July 2020

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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A pilot program has successfully launched an alternative-schedule employment initiative that eliminates barriers for employees who are kept out of the workforce because they are unable to work full time. Obstacles suc...

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Cinnamon Janzer

7 May 2020

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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PNC Fairfax Connection is a community center run by PNC Bank but separate from its corporate services. The center is free and accessible to all, was built with community-focused design, and seeks to build strong comm...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jessica Blatt Press

12 February 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A workforce development initiative, PowerCorpsPHL, pays participants to learn skills and gain hands-on experience for jobs that offer long-term career opportunity in the field of environmental sustainability. Particip...

Quartz

Annabelle Timsit

19 November 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Organizations around the world address rocky employee leave transitions by building resiliency and extra job training into their organizational structures after long absences. Companies successful in keeping turnover ...

Philadelphia Gay News

Laura Smythe

6 November 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A program out of Philadelphia’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce called TransWork aims to ease anxieties surrounding the experience of trans people in the workplace. They held a job fair in fall 2019 and educated the employer...

The Atlantic

Deborah Fallows

17 September 2019

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States

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Public libraries can serve as vital community resources. In Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the Forsyth County Public Library operates as a multi-use facility thanks to investments from a voter-approved bond and state ...

Greater Greater Washington

Natasha Riddle

10 July 2019

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Providing housing that serves as an affirming, empowering space with access to resources can help young LGBTQ people overcome homelessness. Organizations in Washington D.C. such as Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advoc...

Columbia Missourian

Alexis Allison

3 July 2019

Branson, Missouri, United States

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Overcoming the causes of social isolation plays a crucial role in combating food insecurity. From faith-based community meals paired with job programs in Branson, to food recycling initiatives that tap into local mark...

Bitterroot

Jake Bullinger

21 June 2019

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

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Hope for Prisoners helps more than 500 people per year adjust to living and working productively after serving sentences in jail or prison, thanks in large part to a team of mentors – many of whom are police officers....

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Julian Hernandez

26 March 2019

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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A Phoenix nonprofit called Chicanos Por La Causa serves the Latino communities across the Southwest through education, housing, health services, and more. Their job fair, created to celebrate the opening of their new ...

FastCompany

Lydia Dishman

6 February 2019

Paris, France

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Companies that value diversity invest in women leaders through comprehensive approaches. Leadership programs that go beyond generic seminars and instead focus on long-term career development strategies can help empowe...

The Huffington Post

Nick Wing

23 November 2018

Cheverly, Maryland, United States

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The Capital Region Violence Intervention Program uses the "golden moment" when gunshot victims are receptive to guidance, in the initial hours of their hospitalization, to steer them away from retaliatory violence and...

WyoFile

Andrew Graham

15 November 2018

Devils Lake, North Dakota, United States

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In rural North Dakota where clinical treatment centers are hard to find, a program called Free Through Recovery "seeks to drive down North Dakota’s prison rates by creating networks of sobriety and support around peop...

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Molly Fosco

13 November 2018

United States

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Handshake, a growing career development platform, is working to democratize the job search process for all college students and move away from the LinkedIn model that relies on established networks. So far, 700 univer...

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