Many Americans want to work longer than they actually do

“Many older adults need to keep working to pay their bills. Unfortunately, many face some major roadblocks in their pursuit of meaningful, well-paying jobs.” – Ramona Schindelheim
September 6, 2022

Hiring slowed in August, unemployment rate ticked up

"I'm not the least bit concerned that unemployment ticked up, because it means that over 300,000 people got back in the game, and that's what we need. “ – Jane Oates
September 2, 2022

Green job opportunities expected to continue growing in Indiana

“WorkingNation released in July a promising report saying green jobs for Hoosiers would grow 29.2% in the next five years, which is far above the national average of 5.7%”
August 9, 2022

Metro Atlanta jobless rate ticks up in May, remains near historic low

Atlanta is better positioned than most places to ride out any Fed rate hikes, partly because it draws young people from around the country, says Jane Oates,
June 23, 2022

A record number of Americans quit their jobs in March

“People are talking about the Great Resignation. This is really a Reset. This is people who took jobs to get by, to make ends meet, and now they’re looking to restart their career.” – Jane Oates
May 12, 2022

Why many employers have ditched 4-year degree requirements

“A degree is not the same thing as a skill. Your experience as a problem-solver or a leader isn't determined by a piece of paper.” – Ramona Schindelheim
April 22, 2022

Unemployment hits pandemic low in March, but uncertainty looms ahead

“Two years ago, every sector was at least disrupted if not completely shut down. But we’ve had such a quick recovery that things are almost back to normal.” – Jane Oates
April 1, 2022

Potential of ‘green’ jobs cited in report; demand in state projected to rise

Efforts to protect the environment have the potential to create many job opportunities, says Paula DiPerna, citing our Green Jobs Now reporting.
March 24, 2022

Revived economy drives unemployment for less educated to record low

“Employers are recognizing that learning by working is just as effective as a degree or certificate.” - Jane Oates
March 7, 2022

Pennsylvania offers a window into green jobs opportunities

WorkingNation and Emsi Burning Glass kick off new national series with a look at green jobs in Pennsylvania
January 28, 2022

Private companies are 'critical' in fixing skills gap, unemployment woes

“Even once COVID settles down and, as a nation, we're able to leave our homes and go back to work, I do think the skills gap is going to be magnified dramatically.” – Art Bilger
January 24, 2022

5 reasons older workers aren't getting hired

Next Avenue asked Ramona Schindelheim to write about the complicated jobs future older workers are now facing
December 6, 2021

The government dramatically underestimated job growth this summer

The hiring frenzy left some employers too busy to report their new hires to the Labor Department on time, says Jane Oates
November 16, 2021

The special challenges to working mothers brought on by the pandemic

The kids are home. Day care is suspended. How can a working mom cope, and how can she re-engage once the pandemic has passed? An interview with Melissa Panzer
August 5, 2021

Op-ed: There’s another reason for the labor shortage

CNBC invited Art Bilger to explain why employers have problems finding the workers with the skills they need for high-paying jobs
July 21, 2021

Map to the Middle: Indianapolis’ explores Indy’s changing workforce

Local TV news special airs based on our original reporting on the city’s efforts to keep its middle class alive
June 27, 2021

WorkingNation’s mission breaks the stigma of unemployment, helps people find purpose

Read about the origins and ongoing mission of WorkingNation in this interview with two of our leaders, Joan Lynch and Ramona Schindelheim
May 7, 2021