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Women in the workforce: From ‘Shecession’ to ‘SHEcovery’

There’s no disputing that the pandemic has disproportionately affected women’s employment. The statistics have been glaring and alarming: before COVID-19 women made up almost...

Back to Work: Opportunities in cybersecurity, manufacturing, and transportation

COVID-19 continues to affect economic recovery. The national unemployment rate fell in January to 6.3% - down from 6.7% the month before, according to...

Women have lost more jobs than men have in the pandemic

At one point in early 2019, women outnumbered men in the American workforce. Since February, women have accounted for more than half of all...

Back to Work: From cloud certification programs to virtual job fairs

The jobless claims for the week ending November 21 totaled 778,000, according to the Department of Labor. That figure is higher than the 733,000...

Looking for a path to a new job? Here are some...

The number of American workers filing for unemployment benefits for the first time remains elevated, though below the highs of late spring and early...

8 programs addressing the highest unemployment rates in the U.S.

WorkingNation is always looking at stories addressing how different parts of the United States are trying to get unemployed people back into the workforce. The...

Looking for work? Here are 8 ways 8 states are trying...

As coronavirus shutdowns rolled across the country, tens of millions of people lost their jobs or were put on temporary furlough by April. Now,...

Online educator offering courses for jobs available now

When the world had to pause and pivot because of COVID-19, companies, schools, and people scrambled to find tools and platforms that not only...

“We have an unemployment crisis. Now what?”

For the past five years, WorkingNation's team of business leaders, educators, journalists, and storytellers has crisscrossed the country to learn all we can about...

Opportunity America report: Community colleges can be the primary provider of...

What is it going to take for American workers who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 to find employment? What post-COVID path should...