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David Singer

21 February 2019

South Paris, Maine, United States

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The Maine Department of Labor and the Maine Department of Health and Human Services have joined forces in Oxford County with the hopes of recruiting veterans with medical skills training to the healthcare field. Known...

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Yermi Brenner

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21 February 2019

Berlin, Germany

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Berlin, Germany, hosts Europe's largest job fair for refugees, connecting refugees looking for jobs with employers trying to fill empty positions. For many, learning English and navigating German bureaucracy are among...

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Fred de Sam Lazaro

21 February 2019

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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In the rural landscape of Wisconsin dairy farming, a local nonprofit organization connects American farmers with their immigrant employees to build a bridge with language and comprehensive job training. While the immi...

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Priyanka Borpujari

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21 February 2019

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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To combat the rapidly growing youth unemployment rate in Bosnia and Herzegovina, youth take advantage of the growing tourist economy by becoming local tour guides. While the tourism industry allows young employees to ...

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Shirin Jaafari

20 February 2019

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Changes in the law and social expectations encourage women in Saudi Arabia to enter the workforce outside of the home. With sales-representative positions now open to Saudi women, more women are entering the workforce...

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Eillie Anzilotti

19 February 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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The National Domestic Workers Alliance created a platform called Alia to deliver job benefits to home cleaners. Now, the NDWA is partnering with Thumbtack, a gig economy platform, in order to deliver this service to t...

The Colorado Sun

Aisha Down

19 February 2019

Colorado, United States

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UpRoot, a new Colorado startup, is working to help farmers fill the labor gap and feed the hungry. Farmers across the state face a labor shortage, leaving huge amounts of produce to go to waste – and thus contribute t...

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Patrick Dunn

19 February 2019

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Milwaukee Junction, a neighborhood in Detroit, focuses on urban renewal and business promotion as it seeks to become the next "up-and-coming" area in the city. Developers seek out abandoned lots and old auto manufactu...

Yes! Magazine

Lynn Freehill-Maye

18 February 2019

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Cities around the US, Canada, and the United Kingdom are removing asphalt to make space for nature. From creating rain gardens that reduce flooding to planting flowers along the edges of alleyways, residents and publi...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

15 February 2019

Canada

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Talent Beyond Boundaries is an organization that connects refugees with specialized skillsets to employers who can offer them jobs (and visas) in Canada and Australia. For many such refugees, employers traditionally a...

The Marshall Project

Simone Weichselbaum

14 February 2019

United States

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As police departments across the country face a shortage in recruitments, states like Tennessee and Colorado have lifted the ban on non-citizens from becoming officers. As a result, jurisdictions that allow this hav...

The Guardian

Milli Legrain

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14 February 2019

Villa Altagracia, Dominican Republic

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In the Dominican Republic, employees at the Alta Gracia factory are paid 2.5 times the national minimum wage, a salary that is widely unheard of in the garment factories that make t-shirts and sports merchandise for A...

The Christian Science Monitor

Eva Botkin-Kowacki

14 February 2019

Coral Gables, Florida, United States

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The Million Orchid Project has been reintroducing native, endangered plants into urban areas. From planting in school yards, to city parks, to the sides of busy roads, the initiative aims to preserve biodiversity by c...

Governing

Graham Vyse

13 February 2019

United States

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Denver, Minneapolis, and San Francisco are a few of the cities zeroing in on the millennial desire for purpose in their careers by incorporating purposeful narratives in recruitment. Viewing government more as a brand...

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Oscar Perry Abello

13 February 2019

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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In an initiative to level the playing people for women- and minority-owned businesses, cities and businesses work together to evaluate and address racial and gender disparities in the private sector. By performing stu...

Mongabay

Janet Njung'e

8 February 2019

Kilifi County, Kenya

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In Kenya and Tanzania, butterfly farming is emerging as a viable alternative to those seeking employment beyond illegal logging or hunting practices. While up to 1,200 farmers have participated in various butterfly pr...

Under-Told Stories Project

Fred de Sam Lazaro

7 February 2019

Thailand

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A unique boarding school in Thailand has inspired close to 200 more of its kind. At Mechai Bamboo School, students benefit from a combination of traditional classroom instruction and hands-on activities, including sta...

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Lydia Dishman

6 February 2019

Paris, France

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Companies that value diversity invest in women leaders through comprehensive approaches. Leadership programs that go beyond generic seminars and instead focus on long-term career development strategies can help empowe...

PBS NewsHour

Fred de Sam Lazaro

6 February 2019

Thailand

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At the Bamboo School in rural eastern Thailand, students have direct control over their learning and complete coursework that emphasizes the importance of leadership and empathy. The hands-on curriculum, which include...

Chalkbeat

Melanie Asmar

5 February 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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In 1999, Denver, with the backing of the teachers union, rolled out a merit pay pilot program. Twenty years later, the pay-for-performance system has teachers on the verge of a strike for higher pay. Chalkbeat explore...

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Allison Herrera

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5 February 2019

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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By reducing daycare costs to nearly nothing, Québec's universal child care program allows more women than ever to join the labor force, rather than stay home and care for their children. The United States now looks to...

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David Sands

5 February 2019

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Like many institutions of higher education, Marygrove College in Northwest Detroit has faced significant financial strains in recent years. However, perhaps unique to Marygrove, the college is in the process of transf...

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Alan Thompson

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4 February 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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After a highly successful pilot run, Denver formally instituted Denver Day Works, an initiative that pays homeless residents to clean up and landscape the city during the day. So far, the program has helped over 150 p...

High Country News

Jessica Kutz

1 February 2019

Portland, Oregon, United States

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A community in Portland, Oregon piloted a sustainable housing initiative that looks a lot like a micro-scale of the touted Green New Deal. While the Cully neighborhood's local sustainability nonprofit, Verde, already ...

CityLab

Brentin Mock

1 February 2019

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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A new community center and greenspace are reviving a West Atlanta neighborhood by providing a safe space for children to play. Developers have also received suggestions from community members to expand the greenspace ...

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