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We must help make college more affordable for low-income Americans

The worldwide proliferation of coronavirus has prompted a global recession. Colleges and universities, particularly community colleges, will be called upon to provide the knowledge...

Finding purpose in the time of the coronavirus

This is a dark age for many of us. The coronavirus pandemic has put global populations at risk, stripped millions of people from jobs...

The most vulnerable workers are being hit the hardest

The COVID-19 pandemic has already led to a significant increase in layoffs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There were 281,000 new unemployment...

How will we respond to this crisis? It’s time to fix...

I joined the U.S. Department of Labor in the throes of the 1991 recession, and served as the Division Chief in charge of the...

Nurses are already in short supply as demand grows

An already-strained U.S. health care system is under additional pressure, as it takes an all-hands-on-deck approach to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the country. The...

New unemployment claims are soaring

Filings for unemployment benefits are soaring because of coronavirus related layoffs, putting stress on state jobless claims systems. Last week, new claim filings rose...

How COVID-19 is impacting the workforce

WorkingNation is following the impact of the COVID-19 on the workforce and the future of work. As businesses and schools temporarily shut their physical doors...