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Making sense of the manufacturing skills gap

Manufacturing careers pay about $15,000 more than the rest of the private sector, and manufacturing can provide job security and upward mobility like no...

Advanced manufacturing: Industry emphasis on skills, not degrees

Pre-pandemic, manufacturing made up roughly 12 percent of the U.S. economy and 11 percent of the nation’s workforce. And despite the increasing encroachment of...

The employment issues have accelerated, but there are solutions

WorkingNation founder and CEO Art Bilger is this week's guest on The Caring Economy podcast hosted by Toby Usnik. Bilger started WorkingNation, a nonprofit media...
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Cracking the code: IT-Ready opens the tech industry door

September 2020 Update: Since the onset of COVID-19, Creating IT Futures has moved its no-cost, classroom-based IT-Ready curriculum online, while taking into account various...

Tech skills are still at a premium; These jobs are in...

Last week marked the 13th straight week that new unemployment insurance claims topped one million. 1.5 million first-time claims were filed across the country,...
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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...

Upskilling now gives you an advantage as the economy reopens

The warning has been out there for a few years: there is a growing mismatch between the skills that employers want and the skills...

TGR Foundation: A Tiger Woods Charity champions free online STEM education

As the nation's students settle into a remote learning mindset, at least for the near future, there are some amazing opportunities for kids—and teachers—to...

Returning medics often are unable to immediately translate their skills into...

More than 200,000 military men and women make the transition into civilian life each year. Unemployment among veterans is relatively low, but underemployment continues...

Could a common language solve the skills gap puzzle?

When it comes to effective job hunting, education and training, talent recruiting, and a city’s economic development, what is the most important common factor? It’s...