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COVID-19 job losses cut across all industries

No industry has been left untouched by the COVID-19 job losses, even industries that were once considered safe. The Washington Post has taken an in-depth...

In search of a new career while balancing family responsibilities

Working mothers are a major part of the workforce. Two-thirds of moms in married couple families and three-quarters of unmarried moms are employed, according...

A food industry training program is cooking up success

The state of Illinois started the new year making history, marking its lowest unemployment rate to date at 3.7 percent, according to the U.S....

Futuro Health: Meeting the demand for certified health care workers

When you think about healthcare careers, doctors and nurses probably come to mind first. But there is a looming demand for allied health care...

When our youth lead, communities thrive

February is Youth Leadership Month, a month dedicated to celebrating young people who take on leadership roles and focused on encouraging those who have...

Could a common language solve the skills gap puzzle?

When it comes to effective job hunting, education and training, talent recruiting, and a city’s economic development, what is the most important common factor? It’s...

Access equals opportunity: The WGU higher ed model

Western Governors University describes itself as “education without borders”. The fully online university is the nation’s first and largest competency-based university designed to give all...

Reinventing the path to tech careers

Due to millions of Americans facing overwhelming student loan debt, the nation is turning towards alternatives to a traditional college education. Just as Make...

Reimagining the role of career services on campus

For the majority of young adults who enroll in college, the expected outcome is simple: a good career that will earn them a good...

Businesses should be leaders in training workers

Preparing the workforce of the future can’t happen in silos. Reskilling and training workers for the changing nature of jobs in the near and...