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Back to Work: This week, we found pathways in teaching, nursing,...

WorkingNation is always looking for new workforce opportunities around the country. Here is some of what’s happening in Alaska, New Mexico, Ohio, the Virgin...

Has COVID-19 finally brought skilled trades into the spotlight?

It’s no secret that the skilled trades—plumbers, electricians, welders—are not thought of as the most exciting jobs the labor market has to offer. Nearly...

High school apprenticeship program puts students on track to a career

Even before the pandemic, railroad equipment maker and track servicer Atlantic Track in Memphis faced a hiring challenge: it had plenty of open jobs...

Apprenticeships are the pathway to in-demand careers in the skilled trades

As unemployed Americans across the country are figuring out ways to rejoin the workforce, the skilled trades is a path to consider. The sector “can...

An Alabama high school gives students pathways to careers and home...

In a once-thriving Alabama neighborhood, high school students are combining work-based learning in the construction and real estate trades with in-classroom courses with an...

Back to Work: Opportunities include job training in infrastructure, tech, health...

New weekly unemployment claims have dropped to a pandemic-era low. For the week ending April 10, the Department of Labor reports new claims totaled 576,000....

Back to Work: Training programs address worker shortages

The number of new jobless claims for the week ending April 3 came in higher than anticipated. The total reported by the Department of...

Focus on Fontana: Training young people for the skilled trades

As the nation looks toward a post-pandemic economic recovery, WorkingNation is speaking with the nation's mayors about job creation, training programs, and in-demand industries...

Back to Work: Programs are using virtual reality to train workers

The number of first-time jobless claims remains high, but there was a bit of movement last week. New unemployment claims for the week ending...

Path to Pro boot camp: A pathway into the skilled trades

If you live in the metro Atlanta area and are interested in working in the construction trades, there is a recently launched five-day, remote...