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Free to succeed: The Last Mile trains the incarcerated to become...

Formerly incarcerated. It is a title that follows the check mark on the job application question “Have you been convicted of a criminal offense?” The...

Training veterans for entrepreneurship, one dessert at a time

A Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit is helping service-disabled veterans transition back into civilian life through a training program based on the conviction that "no veteran,...

Entrepreneurship as an economic pathway for the laid-off workforce

The deep job cuts due to COVID-19 have resulted in more than 30 million Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits over the past...

Small business creating living wage jobs for the formerly incarcerated

There are an estimated five million formerly incarcerated Americans. And for many, finding a job after leaving prison or jail is a challenge. The unemployment...

Seeding small business and job growth

At a time when the nation's headline unemployment rate sits near an all-time low, firms with fewer than 20 employees experienced the largest growth...

Latino entrepreneurs are growing in number

An incredible momentum is building for a sector of entrepreneurs, with little indication of slowing down. It’s great news for Latino business owners; their...

“We need to develop a people-centered, rather than task-centered, economy.”

There is no question that across the country there is great uncertainty about what the future will look like and much debate about how...

Weekly Changemaker: Ron Busby

"I tell young people, 'I would not look at a job as just a job but instead as a new list of learned skills.'"⁠ This...

Weekly Changemaker: Carmen Tapio

This week, WorkingNation's #WeeklyChangemaker is Carmen Tapio, the president & CEO of North End Teleservices. In partnership with the Omaha Economic Development Corp., Carmen created...

Helping entrepreneurial veterans finance their dreams

Historically, starting their own business has been a good career path for men and women after they leave the military service. That’s changed over...