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Let’s talk about work

Introduction America’s workforce is undergoing unprecedented change. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated impact on the labor market, workers and job...

Workforce-aligned programs for Chicagoans

To fill the urgent employment needs brought on by the pandemic, City Colleges of Chicago has launched a collection of short-term college programs to...

Back to Work: Opportunities in health care and medical science

New jobless claims for the week ending January 16 came in at 900,000, according to the Department of Labor. That figure is down from...

Back to Work: New job programs designed to help members of...

As 2020 draws to a close, there are 10.7 million unemployed U.S. workers. Surges in cases of COVID-19 and increases in hospitalizations have led...

The pandemic has been hard on the immigrant workforce

As 2020 draws to a close, it’s stunning to reflect on the effects brought on by the world health crisis. The pandemic has generated...

Community and technical colleges can help boost economic recovery

“Some of the most exciting innovation in higher ed is going on at community colleges, especially around workforce preparation. That's great for America. It's...

The Table: Look at veterans’ work skills, not military job description

When active duty members are preparing to separate from the military, how do they articulate to employers the skills they've learned while serving? And...

Credential pollution: Workers need better information to navigate a hazy labor...

Although recent U.S Department of Labor data suggests that many of the more than 40 million American workers filing for unemployment may be only...

Industry certifications: “Breaking down the linear model of postsecondary education”

There is much discussion in the education and workforce spaces about opportunities for post-high school pathways. That conversation is being further fueled by the...

Building an inclusive workforce, creating opportunity for all

The unemployment rate in May dropped to 13.3 percent from April's 14.7 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as more than two...