VIEW OUR COVERAGE
WorkingNation documentary shares success stories in in-demand tech field
Glory in Overcoming, directed by Melissa Panzer, highlights three women of color, all single mothers, who completed the Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator.
August 18, 2023
Study on older workers and job satisfaction is an "eye-opener"
"I'm surprised by the findings. The number of older workers who feel like they've been discriminated against because of their age — the evidence seems overwhelming." - Ramona Schindelheim
August 18, 2023
‘The American Dream is being redefined right now'
“I do believe we can get back on track through the education of where the opportunities will be. It’s not just about the bottom 20%, it’s about the heart of America." - Art Bilger, Founder & CEO
July 18, 2023
A four-day workweek can keep employers seeking talent competitive
“I think the word 'flexibility' has really come front and center in terms of talent acquisition and talent retention since COVID,” according to president Jane Oates.
July 3, 2023
Single mothers overcome odds to build careers in tech
Melissa Panzer discusses Glory in Overcoming, the WorkingNation documentary on a tech training program from Goodwill and Google.
June 20, 2023
The Infrastructure Act requires skilled workers in all industries
Joan Lynch explains how employers and government officials are creating a mix of programs and initiatives to train workers and move them quickly into these open jobs and careers.
April 5, 2023
Employers are still having trouble filling open jobs
Jane Oates discusses which industries are hiring, what jobs we’ll need in the future, and the type of skills they require at the virtual Wall Street Journal Jobs Summit 2023 in March.
March 31, 2023
There are plenty of jobs in sports that don't require you to be a star athlete
In their new video series How to Make Money Doing What You Love, Melissa Panzer and Joan Lynch examine jobs in fan-favorite fields and how to get them.
March 29, 2023
AI can help job seekers get noticed and hired
“Whether it is written directly by a job seeker or written with the help of an AI program, it comes down to this: Employers put a premium on employees who communicate well and show attention to detail.” - Ramona Schindelheim
January 31, 2023
The state of today’s labor relations
“If predictions are true that the next economic downturn is going to hit harder on white collar workers, it’s going to be interesting to see if these workers have a renewed interest in some kind of organizing capability.” – Jane Oates
December 8, 2022
The transition to civilian life can be hard for vets
With the renewed emphasis on skills-based hiring, there’s never been a better time for veterans to show potential employers the skills they have acquired in the military, according to Joan Lynch.
November 12, 2022
Employers can create a stronger workforce
Ramona Schindelheim moderates the Opportunity@Work LinkedIn Live discussion on the importance of looking at the skills and talent of STARs – workers Skilled Through Alternative Routes – to fill open jobs.
October 20, 2022
Encouraging employers to stop demanding BA degrees
There are 70 million-plus workers without a four-year college degree. The Tear the Paper Ceiling campaign encourages employers to stop using a diploma as a job-screening tool, explains Joan Lynch.
October 10, 2022
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