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David Singer

20 June 2019

Portland, Maine, United States

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A company in Portland, Maine works to "dignify temp-work" through the employment of former convicts, addicts, and other individuals in rough transitional phases of life. The company operates as a for-profit business w...

The Guardian

Stephen Burgen

10 June 2019

Jerez de la Frontera, Andalusia, Spain

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A haute cuisine restaurant in the Spanish city of Jerez offers employment only for people with disabilities who are left out of the mainstream workforce. The restaurant employs 20 people with conditions ranging from D...

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David Roberts

5 June 2019

Salem, Oregon, United States

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A bill in Oregon has the potential to transform the way greenhouse gases are treated in the Pacific Northwest and potentially across the country. The Clean Energy Jobs Bill is an extremely detailed attempt to build a ...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jill Harkins

3 June 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A new social enterprise called rePurpose asks consumers to estimate their plastic usage and pay to offset it. Then, the organization funds worker cooperatives in India that provide more stable employment and pay for ...

The Colorado Sun

Tamara Chuang

27 May 2019

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

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The Cybersecurity industry in Colorado has started recruiting and training veterans, finding that ex-military members gave what it takes to combat digital "bad guys" and other cybersecurity issues. While Colorado has ...

Pine Tree Watch

Peter Weed

4 May 2019

Portland, Maine, United States

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Organizations and local governments in Maine put together the complex puzzle that is immigrant employment status. By connecting varying pieces, from providing English classes to establishing professional credentials, ...

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David Singer

18 April 2019

Portland, Maine, United States

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3-5 Minutes

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An organization in Portland, Maine ensures Baby Boomers who want to work are adequately trained and accepted in the work place. The Boomer Institute works with social security caps and flexible work hours, both of whi...

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Dan Hancox

5 April 2019

London, United Kingdom

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An organization in London called the Participatory City Foundation funds projects and initiatives that give local control to residents and inspire economic and social equity. One such project, "Every One, Every Day,"a...

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Maria Gallucci

4 April 2019

Colorado, United States

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Dozens of states across the US are adopting programs that offer solar power for low-income communities in order to cut down on their utility costs and provide renewable energy that they previously would not have had a...

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David Singer

26 March 2019

Portland, Maine, United States

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As an effort to bolster the economy and help teenagers join the workforce, the Maine Department of Labor launched a pilot program that gives organizations stipends for hiring teenagers into the seasonal workforce. Whi...

The New York Times

Michael Corkery

22 March 2019

Combined Locks, Wisconsin, United States

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Rather than close their doors for good, Wisconsin paper mills have adapted to the booming internet business and begun making something even Amazon needs: cardboard. Though traditional glossy paper sales have plummeted...

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Elizabeth McGowan

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21 March 2019

Harlan, Kentucky, United States

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As jobs in America's coal mines dwindle, local Appalachian communities put resources and opportunity into the sustainable energy business. A nonprofit in Kentucky called the Mountain Association for Community Economic...

The New York Times

Steve Lohr

15 March 2019

Queens, New York, United States

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A nonprofit in Queens trains low-income New Yorkers to work in successful tech companies. The program, which focuses on training folks without four-year degrees to provide access to higher wages, places graduates in t...

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Ruth Reader

14 March 2019

Brooklyn, New York, United States

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Manufacturing takes on a whole new meaning as urban companies shift from tough industrial worksites to clean, friendly buildings with well-paid positions. One such site, piloted in Brooklyn's Navy Yard, aims to humani...

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Oscar Perry Abello

7 March 2019

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States

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A new park plan in Washington, D.C. addresses systemic racism and inequity in current city infrastructure, digging deeper than traditional urban planning landscapes. The new plan takes into account perspectives from m...

The New York Times

Susan Dominus

21 February 2019

Santa Monica, United States

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For many people with autism, the modern workplace does not accommodate different needs and workplace etiquette is an artificial barrier to being able to get the job done. Auticon is a U.S. based company that has creat...

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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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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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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...

Public Radio International (PRI)

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...

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...

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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...

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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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Alan Thompson

Hallie Steiner

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...

90 Days, 90 Voices

Sehar Sufi

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25 January 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Blue Tin Production Co-operative taps into the sewing talents of immigrant and refugee women in Chicago by offering a living wage to produce work for designers and eventually their own clothing line. The program also ...

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