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Creating Workforce-Development Programs That Work for Everyone

By Martha Laboissiere and Mona Mourshed “The land of opportunity” — that is the promise of the United States. And one of the reasons the...

Building the New American Economy: Trump vs. Sachs

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump held a listening session at the White House with representatives from the retail industry which employs millions of people. To...

A Better Metric for the Value of a Worker Training Program

By Ali Jaffer and Mona Mourshed The United States has thousands of workforce development and training programs, run by the public, social, and private sectors....

Rewiring the Labor Market

Imagine a country where all Americans can work, learn, and earn to their full potential. That's the goal of the nonprofit social enterprise Opportunity@Work. Created...

Art Bilger Talks Jobs on Baltimore Public Radio

Spreading the word about solutions to the four variables — globalization, technology, longevity (people staying in the workforce longer), and education — that are...

Raising the Profile of Careers in STEM Fields

The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program and the Siemens Foundation have joined forces to raise the profile of middle-skill jobs in STEM fields and the...

Why CEOs Are Looking at Third-Graders to Help Solve the Skills...

U.S. companies are experiencing a very real “skills gap.” More than 90 percent of Business Roundtable CEOs report that "current skills shortages present a problem...

Education Pathway Solutions Start With Divergent Thinking

When we posted a link to our story, Latest Jobs Report: On the Rise, But Many Workers Being Left Behind, on our Facebook page, a Facebook...

Bill Maher’s Question of Retraining Coal Miners Has an Answer

So far, President Donald Trump has made jobs the main focus of his first weeks in office. He has taken economic steps to preserve...

Creating a Second Act for Seniors to Help Youth Thrive Through...

"We're hoping to engage millions of people in trying to not just leave a legacy but live one through improving the prospects of the...

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