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Cardiff Garcia

17 June 2020

United States

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Varying tactics have been adopted in response to the worldwide pandemic, prompting financial implications; some more successful than others. Germany and Japan, in particular, have been able to maintain low unemploymen...

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Valerie Vande Panne

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20 April 2020

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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As communities around the United States face major job losses, those that have kept their economies local, like in Albuquerque, NM and Springfield, MA, are seeing more resilience in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

The Washington Post

Michael Birnbaum

11 April 2020

France

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European countries like France and Germany have been able to keep their unemployment rates low because of pre-existing programs that have been called to action during COVID-19. In France, the government subsidizes up ...

FastCompany

Kristin Toussaint

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25 March 2020

United States

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In an effort to pay employees as COVID19 containment efforts take a toll on businesses, CEOs and corporate management are taking pay cuts, or giving up their pay altogether. Companies like Delta, United, Marriott, Hya...

BBC

Holly Honderich

3 December 2019

Kentucky, United States

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Since 1892, Berea College in Kentucky has not charged students for tuition. The school avoids adding the "shiny amenities" that other schools may use as selling points and requires that students work a job on campus a...

Quartz

Sarah Todd

19 November 2019

New York, New York, United States

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Using machine learning to test potential job candidates for particular traits, as opposed to having humans screen their resumes, can help to reduce bias in recruiting. Resumes tend to focus on the past and reflect soc...

Bitterroot

Jodi Hausen

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8 November 2019

Jackson, Wyoming, United States

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A company called Vertical Harvest in Jackson, Wyoming employs people with developmental and physical disabilities to work in their 3-story greenhouse to address the exclusion of people with disabilities in the labor p...

Southern California Public Radio

David Wagner

31 October 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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As of 2017, more than 130 California-based construction companies have created Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP) as a way to ensure the future viability of a small business and ensure stability and buy-in for thei...

CityLab

Linda Poon

18 October 2019

Tallahassee, Florida, United States

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Tallahassee is coordinating its youth development, violence prevention, and climate adaptation efforts to help out-of-work and out-of-school youth earn their GED and secure jobs helping to shape the city's climate res...

Yes! Magazine

Isabella Garcia

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11 October 2019

Berkeley, California, United States

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For some businesses with unclear plans of success when owners retire, converting to employee ownership can be a compelling choice. Now, non-profits like Project Equity are helping to make that conversion easier and sp...

NationSwell

Monica Humphries

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30 September 2019

San Jose, California, United States

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Providing access to a permanent address allows individuals experiencing homeless to break the “Postal Paradox.” In San Jose, California, individuals without an address can use The Window, a program operated by the Cat...

Wall Street Journal

Andrew Beaton

25 September 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The Philadelphia Eagles' management thinks outside the box - and field - with their hiring practices, searching for a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds. The team's forward-thinking hiring approach has led to a...

Things That Work Uganda

Christine Kabazira

2 August 2019

Bidibidi, Uganda

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Refugees in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement need a new source of income after relocating, so a program with NGO Mercy Corps has now given a number of farmers seeds for a cash crop: cotton. Farmers received a special modif...

WBEZ

Patrick Smith

6 June 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Radio

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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

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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

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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-TV

David Singer

25 April 2019

Windham, Maine, United States

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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

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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

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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

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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...

University of Oregon

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Corrin Avchin

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Winter 2019

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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The Eris Conflict Resolution life-coaching company is using conflict mediation and resolution to help those experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace. The company works with both stakeholders and the businesses ...

The Washington Post

Paul Kane

12 March 2019

District of Columbia, Washington, United States

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Paying Congressional interns gives lower income students a chance to engage with the legislative process. By bringing increased attention to the lack of paid internships on Capitol Hill, the nonprofit, Pay Our Interns...

The Notebook

Melanie Bavaria

11 March 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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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...

Richland Source

Tracy Geibel

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28 February 2019

Perrysville, Ohio, United States

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By making listening and communication a priority, employers can improve employee retention. In Ohio, Mansfield Plumbing Products designated an employee liaison whose job is to listen to employees and facilitate commun...

Mississippi Today

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22 February 2019

Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States

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To address Mississippi's teacher shortage, a nonprofit has started to look to the source of the problem--many would-be teachers are repeatedly failing to pass the teacher ceritifcation exam. Coupled with several new s...

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