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Telecommuting is on the rise and workers like it

As technology has evolved, it’s become easier and easier for people to work remotely. The number of people who don’t go into the office—instead...

Recognizing skills earned in the workplace

How do hiring managers measure talent? Traditionally, the resume has been seen as a proxy for success, along with a college degree. But those measurements...

Integrating and leveraging the skills of older workers

Workers 65 and older are the fastest-growing segment of the nation’s workforce. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that between 2014 and 2024...

Constructing a skilled worker pipeline

Three out of four construction companies will have job openings this year. Water and sewer construction projects, bridge and highway, schools and hospitals are...

Exploring the #PowerOfWork with Goodwill’s CEO

When you think of Goodwill Industries, your first thought may be of the ubiquitous stores that sell gently-used clothes and household goods. While that...

Employers, you’re leaving great talent on the table

In this day and age of near record lows of unemployment, it’s no secret that companies are struggling to recruit qualified candidates to fill...

Bridge the opportunity divide with 21st-century tools

We are two of the lucky ones. We both found careers that we love and are passionate about. However, sometimes, we can’t help but...

Jane Oates: Associations play a critical role in addressing workforce challenges

In a December episode of Association Chat, host KiKi L'Italien interviewed WorkingNation President Jane Oates about the "role associations play in facing workforce challenges and some...

Students don’t feel their high schools prepare them for careers

High school students, their parents, and potential employers seem to agree on one important issue — high schoolers are not well prepared to enter...

Skill shapes: A new way to talk about workforce needs

A new vocabulary is emerging in an increasingly complex labor market, according to the Strada Institute for the Future of Work. One that will...