Labor Day honors American workers and the contributions they make every day to this country. That contribution remains invaluable, but so many individuals in this economy no longer have this opportunity.
Yesterday, I participated in what can only be described as a thrill ride of ideas about how to help Americans get back to work and succeed in a post-recession economy. The session was titled, somewhat tamely, “Post-Recession Workforce Innovations: Smart Ideas for the Public, Private, and Philanthropic Sectors.” In reality, it was one of the [...]
The economy is showing signs of recovery but for millions of Americans unemployment and/or low wage, dead end jobs are still a reality. Companies are apprehensive about hiring, which is keeping the unemployment rate near 10 percent — and much, much higher in many communities. Yet, one thing is certain, smart investments in human capital make [...]