juvenile court entrance

Back to Work: Opportunities for people facing barriers to meaningful employment

Check out this week’s workforce pathway findings

WorkingNation looks for workforce opportunities around the country. This week our finds target incarcerated youth in California, veterans in Iowa, and health care workers in New Hampshire.

From California: Marketplace reports that the state’s incarcerated youth who have trained to fight wildfires – may find employment upon release.

From Iowa: Iowa City Press-Citizen reports a federal grant is giving a boost to Goodwill Industries of the Heartland’s efforts to get veterans into the civilian workforce.

From New Hampshire: New Hampshire Bulletin reports a plan is being implemented to support health care workers including retaining staff with wellness programs and professional mentorships.

From Oregon: Resource Recycling reports a program is training people who have had barriers to employment to work in hauling and recycling collections.

From Texas: KTSM reports El Paso Children’s Hospital has received a grant to assist with the workforce development of nursing students.

Did you miss our previous Back to Work stories from around the country? Catch up here.