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STRIVE: A holistic approach to bridging the digital divide

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced employees to work from home, it forever changed the way we work. It also exposed stark digital divides and...

Learning language skills to access economic mobility

“Research estimates by 2030, 97% of net workforce growth is going to be immigrants and their children. All the baby boomers will have reached...

Using augmented and virtual reality to teach workers new skills

Augmented and virtual reality aren’t just for games anymore. More and more companies are turning to them to teach their workers new skills. Now,...

Amazon Career Choice: Focused on removing career barriers

Thirty-eight-year-old Samuel Muraguri was an entrepreneur in his home country of Kenya before moving to the Seattle area to join his mother who had...

Military spouses are ready to get to work

“As a result of COVID-19, we’re seeing about 32% unemployment for military spouses.” That startling statistic from Meredith Lozar, the director of military spouse...

Are you looking for a new job? These states are providing...

Employment increased by 638,000 jobs last month, but the country is down about 11 million jobs since February. The unemployment rate in October saw...

Jobs are local. What’s happening in your state?

New U.S. jobless claims filings totaled 787,000 for the week ending October 17. This figure is the lowest since mid-March. It also represents a...

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...

#WhatsWorking: How to build a more just and equitable economy, the...

Thought leaders in education, business, workforce development, training programs, and more gathered on Thursday for a Twitter Chat to share their strategies as Americans...

Connecting the unemployed with jobs and upskilling opportunities

An ambitious new initiative is working to help the recently unemployed gain the training that they need for jobs and careers in higher-paying, in-demand...