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Category: Income Inequality

How To Make High-Quality Jobs Available To More Americans

This post originally appeared on the Aspen Institute blog as “How to Increase Access to and Availability of Good Jobs.” Paul Osterman is a Nanyang Technological University Professor and a Professor of Human Resources and Management at MIT Sloan Institute for Work and Employment Research. He also serves as the co-director of the MIT Sloan […]

How Employers Can Help Bridge The Youth Access Gap

If you ask a hiring manager for job search tips, one word is sure to be at the top of the list: networking. More than 75 percent of jobs are filled through networking, which should come as no surprise. If you have a relationship to an employer, even if it’s second- or third-hand, that employer […] Read More

$0 To $60k In 7 Weeks

In September, Adero Knott was out of school and out of work. Then she leveraged re:work training, a nonprofit I run out of BLUE1647, and in seven weeks earned a software sales job. Adero now makes over $60,000 annually, more than the average household in the U.S., and more than double the average individual in […] Read More

New Book Provides Suggestions On How Capitalism Can Be Made More Equitable

The gaping economic divide in the US has many lamenting the death of the “American Dream.” But authors of a new book argue that the notion of the American dream is only lost when the capitalist lens is focused short range. Re-Imagining Capitalism for the Long Term aggregates contributions from academics, businesspeople and members of […] Read More

Beyond Empowerment: Engaging Opportunity Youth Through A Team Effort

When leaders in corporate America decide to become engaged on a social issue, they bring a corporate “can-do” mindset to the challenge. So in the case of providing jobs for Opportunity Youth, it’s only natural that many will try to utilize the training practices that have worked for them in the past with their current […] Read More

How Grads of Life Is Supporting The President’s #FirstJob Compact

Grads of Life is delighted to share President Obama’s announcement today on the progress of the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) initiative and the new commitments made by the private sector to expand job opportunities for all of the nation’s young people. In February 2014, the President launched MBK, which called on communities to act to […] Read More