NOT REGISTERED? REGISTER HERE
Hide Advanced Search - Show Advanced Search +

We found 81 results for:

Employment ×
Clear

Title
& Description

News Outlet
& Journalist

Date
& Location

MEDIA TYPE
& LENGTH

WBEZ News

Patrick Smith

6 June 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Radio

5-15 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

An anti-violence program in Chicago called the Rapid Employment and Development Initiative, or READI, identifies and engages with those most vulnerable to partake or be a victim of gun violence, and provides them with...

WABE

Martha Dalton

17 May 2019

Georgia, United States

Radio

3-5 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

In Georgia, about half of inmates don't have a high school diploma or GED. At Lee Airendale State Prison, a charter school offers inmates a chance to earn a high school degree. “The thing about the diploma is it’s fro...

The New York Times

Christina Goldbaum

13 May 2019

Utica, New York, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Places like Utica, New York are working to convince refugees and new immigrants to move to their cities to stimulate the local economy and counteract population decline over the decades. Through more comprehensive ser...

WGME

David Singer

25 April 2019

Windham, Maine, United States

Broadcast TV News

3-5 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Maine's only offender re-entry program for women in Windham is on its way to replicate the success of similar programs in Texas and Nevada. Federal justice research has shown that offenders that go through re-entry pr...

Los Angeles Times

Soumya Karlamangla

18 April 2019

Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Sheroes’ Hangout is a cafe entirely run by acid attack survivors in Agra, India. Acid attacks are unfortunately still prevalent worldwide, usually as a result of a woman turning down a man's advances, but punishment f...

Yes! Magazine

Keith Griffith

9 April 2019

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Stand With Dignity, a grassroots, community organizing group in New Orleans, has coordinated warrant clinics for those driving with suspended licenses. These clinics have forgiven $2 million worth of traffic fines and...

The New York Times

David Brooks

4 April 2019

Canada

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Canada's poverty level has decreased by at least 20% between 2015 and 2017, helped in part due to a new methodology in solving poverty. Rather than disincentivizing collaboration, advocates got together to create comm...

The Notebook

Melanie Bavaria

11 March 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Video

5-15 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

A Philadelphia program to provide free pre-school, specifically targeting those from low-income families, is showing preliminary results that it improves wellness and employment, despite roadblocks from lawsuits regar...

The Colorado Sun

Aisha Down

19 February 2019

Colorado, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

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...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

15 February 2019

Canada

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

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...

Governing

Graham Vyse

13 February 2019

United States

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

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...

Apolitical

Jennifer Guay

HUB MEMBER

9 January 2019

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

The government of Victoria, Australia partnered with businesses across the state to workshop ways cultural, gender, and other biases could be eliminated in workforce interview processes. By creating anonymous CVs, usi...

The Huffington Post

Jordan Heller

27 November 2018

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Evergreen Cooperative in Cleveland is on a path to make wealth and business ownership more accessible. They operate several cooperative businesses: a laundry and a solar panel firm among them, all of which choose to w...

The New York Times

Michael Paulson

6 November 2018

New York, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

For women working in theatre, child care remains one of the biggest barriers to advancement, but groups of mothers are working to change that and make a more welcoming work place. These solutions include work breaks l...

Next City

Sandra Larson

HUB MEMBER

2 November 2018

Washington, D.C., United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

When Juan Reid had a hard time finding a job after his release from prison, he finally founded a worker cooperative called Tightshift Laboring Cooperative. He wanted to create sustainable employment opportunities for ...

Technical.ly Philly

Roberto Torres

HUB MEMBER

26 October 2018

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

As Philadelphia struggles to make a dent on its high poverty rate, it can look to solutions in Albuquerque, New Mexico. One key is putting many support providers under one roof: the New Mexico Workforce Connection is...

OZY

Fiona Zublin

19 October 2018

France

Multi-Media

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Restaurants like 1000 & 1 Signes in France, and Sign It in Germany, are challenging stereotypes people have about the deaf community. The restaurants are part of handful of cafes around the world where the staff is a...

NPR

Kirk Siegler

19 October 2018

Hotchkiss, Colorado, United States

Radio

5-15 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

After “the shock” that laid off many coal miners in Delta County, Colorado, the area is experiencing a resurgence. Population is growing, finally, and a fiber optic internet company has stimulated the economy with new...

FastCompany

Eillie Anzilotti

19 October 2018

Huntington, West Virginia, United States

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Generation West Virginia, a nonprofit created “to support opportunities for young people to build up their own careers and the economy in the state overall,” has expanded its programming. Its newest initiative is a te...

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Annie Banerji

15 October 2018

Jaipur, India

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

The Gandhi Nagar train station is India’s first station to be run solely by women. This is groundbreaking in a country where “female employment is startlingly low, in large part due to social prejudices and general di...

Ensia

Nate Berg

9 October 2018

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Each year, roughly 500 million tons of waste from the tearing down of buildings goes into landfills in the United States. Deconstruction, the idea of dismantling old buildings instead of the traditional method of tear...

Yes! Magazine

Fran Korten

25 September 2018

Washington, D.C., United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Over two million baby boomers own their own companies, and with retirement looming, the government stepped in with a solution. A portion of a 2018 federal bill included language that will push the Small Business Admin...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

21 September 2018

Washington, D.C., United States

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Chris Finlay, who manages a real estate company in Washington, D.C., decided to try hiring homeless people to work in his buildings. His goal was to provide a job alongside significantly discounted housing as a benefi...

Pacific Standard

Anne Kidmose Jensen

19 September 2018

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
2
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

In Dar es Salaam, the percentage of female engineers has leaped from 4% to 9% after the creation of a program providing mentorship opportunities and a monthly grant to encourage women to join the field. The program, p...

The Christian Science Monitor

Sara Miller Llana

19 September 2018

Kincardine, Ontario, Canada

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

In Canada, where the legalization of marijuana will become official in mid-October, some towns are gearing up by creating employment opportunities related to the now burgeoning industry. The so-called "green rush" is ...

SJN'S CRITERIA FOR GOOD SOLUTIONS JOURNALISM:
  • Comes from a news outlet; has a date and a byline.
  • Focuses primarily on a response to a problem.
  • Conveys insight, so that its lessons are relevant and teachable to others.
  • Provides evidence of an approach's success or failure.
  • Addresses an approach's shortcomings or limitations.
  • Avoids advocacy, PR, and hero worship—instead focusing on credible, objective reporting.
SUBMIT A NON-ENGLISH STORY

Great suggestion! So great, that we already have that story listed in the Solutions Story Tracker®. View it here.

It may take a few weeks to see your piece in the Solutions Story Tracker®, as we have a backlog of submissions longer than Ben Hur that we’re diligently working to eliminate. We appreciate your patience.

I WORK IN, TEACH, OR STUDY JOURNALISM Not a journalist, but I want to learn about solutions.
AS A MEMBER, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:
  • Access our training curriculum or attend a training
  • Share your stories
  • Join a local community of journalists
  • Attend story workshops and events to hone your craft
  • Get funding and additional support
  • Access the full Solutions Story Tracker®
  • Save favorite stories and create collections in your user profile
  • Receive emails containing the above offerings via occasional email throughout your membership
TO JOIN, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION (*=REQUIRED)

Not a journalist? Register here instead.

Your information will be used to better support and enable your membership. We care about your privacy and, in accordance with GDPR regulations, request your consent before giving you access to the membership services described above. You will also receive customized communications tailored to your interests as described by your selections. We will never sell your information to 3rd parties. You can cancel your membership and change your communications preferences at any time, though this may prevent you from participating in the opportunities provided by this program. View our full privacy policy here. By clicking submit, you accept these terms.

Here is what you will get:
  • Unlimited access to thousands of stories from around the world
  • First look and access to new features, tools, and resources
  • Curated newsletters with top stories
  • Invitations to SolutionsU community events
  • Receive emails containing the above offerings via occasional email throughout your membership
  • And much more to come…
It’s easy and will take less than 2 minutes.

Journalist or J-School? Register here instead.

Your information will be used to better support and enable your membership. We care about your privacy and, in accordance with GDPR regulations, request your consent before giving you access to the membership services described above. You will also receive customized communications tailored to your interests as described by your selections. We will never sell your information to 3rd parties. You can cancel your membership and change your communications preferences at any time, though this may prevent you from participating in the opportunities provided by this program. View our full privacy policy here. By clicking submit, you accept these terms.

Our issue area taxonomy was adapted from the PCS Taxonomy with definitions by the Foundation Center, which is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 4.0 International License.

Photos are licensed under Attribution Non Commercial 2.0 Generic Creative Commons license / Desaturated from original, and are credited to the following photographers:

Fondriest Environmental, David De Wit / Community Eye Health, Linda Steil / Herald Post, John Amis / UGA College of Ag & Environmental Sciences – OCCS, Andy B, Peter Garnhum, Thomas Hawk, 7ty9, Isriya Paireepairit, David Berger, UnLtd The Foundation For Social Entrepreneurs, Michael Dunne, Burak Kebapci, and Forrest Berkshire / U.S. Army Cadet Command public affairs

Photos are licensed under Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 2.0 Generic Creative Commons license, and are credited to the following photographers:

Ra'ed Qutena, 段 文慶, Fabio Campo, City Clock Magazine, Justin Norman, scarlatti2004, Gary Simmons, Kathryn McCallum, and Nearsoft Inc

Photos are licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication Creative Commons license / Desaturated from original, and are credited to the following photographers:

Burak Kebapci and SCY.

Photos are licensed under Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) and are credited to the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Conference attendee listening to speaker, Jenifer Daniels / Colorstock getcolorstock.com.

Photo Credit: Kevork Djansezian via Getty Images

Photo Credit: Sonia Narang