Year: 2021

New Verizon Reskilling Program Led by JFF Aims to Place Underrepresented Groups in Tech Jobs

With support from Verizon and in collaboration with nonprofit training provider Generation USA, JFF is leading a pilot group of 9 colleges to accelerate entry into tech careers. The free, online reskilling program—part of Citizen Ve...

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Second Chance Business Coalition Working to Lower Barriers to Employment for People with a Criminal Record

With one in three Americans having an arrest or conviction record that can significantly impact their ability to get a job, a group of employers and national organizations recently launched the Second Chance Business Coalition to ex...

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Mathematica’s New Report and Tracking Tool Reveals Inequalities in Youth Employment Exacerbated By the COVID-19 Pandemic

At the height of the pandemic, the youth unemployment rate was more than double that of the general adult population. As the country recovers, BIPOC youth face greater inequities than past recessions. Mathematica, with support from...

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Entry-Level Work as a Stepping Stone, Not an End Point

ON FEBRUARY 10TH 2021, BURNING GLASS TECHNOLOGIES, WITH SUPPORT FROM THE SCHULTZ FAMILY FOUNDATION, RELEASED A REPORT EVALUATING THE POTENTIAL FOR ENTRY-LEVEL WORK AS A STEPPING STONE, NOT AN END POINT, FOR A CAREER. AS THE U.S. NAV...

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