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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...

Op-Ed: Why can’t employers fill 9.2 million open jobs?

Last month, 9.5 million people around the U.S. were looking for employment, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. At the same time, there...

Closing the skills and gender gap in engineering

Today is International Day of Women and Girls in Science. In the United States, there is a massive shortage of science, technology, engineering, and math...

The pandemic exposed cracks in our workforce development ecosystem

There's a lot of discussion around the challenges workers and jobseekers are going to face in 2021 as we navigate a jobs recovery that...

A new education model addressing the equity pandemic

"The question is not whether Lincoln truly meant 'government of the people' but what our country has, throughout its history, taken the political term...

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,...