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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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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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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...

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Janosch Delcker

2 January 2019

Helinski, Finland

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The government of Finland is positioning its country as the leader in practical applications of Artificial Intelligence technology by providing its citizens with a free course. Recognizing the potential in AI technolo...

The Guardian

Helen Pidd

1 January 2019

Elland, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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In the midst of controversy surrounding large gender pay-gaps in the United Kingdom, a wholesale company called Suma adopts a "co-op" mentality and pays everyone - regardless of gender, experience, or age - the same s...

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Anoush Darabi

24 December 2018

Victoria, Australia

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As climate change has led to more frequent droughts and volatile weather in Australia, climate-dependent jobs like farming are increasingly imperiled. In response, the Australian state government of Victoria launched ...

The Christian Science Monitor

Jessica Mendoza

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19 December 2018

Jefferson, Iowa, United States

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An interesting advocate for spreading tech jobs into small towns comes in the form of Silicon Valley’s congressman. Representative Ro Khanna hopes that investing in small towns will stimulate local economies as well a...

NBC News

David Hall

17 December 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Community members, city officials, and local organizations work together to address the complex factors behind Detroit's recession. While land developers work to demolish and rebuild abandoned properties, the city loo...

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Liz Brazile

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14 December 2018

Oakland, California, United States

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An Oakland nonprofit incubator, The Runway Project, addresses racial and economic injustices in entrepreneurship by offering flexible loans for people of color and low-income individuals looking to start a business. B...

The New York Times

Amie Tsang

9 December 2018

England

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A percentage of the licensing fee paid by British television watchers to BBC is now being earmarked to support the salaries of reporters. In order to receive funding, newsrooms must assign staff paid by these funds to...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

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Brandon Stahl

9 December 2018

West Valley City, Utah, United States

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In West Valley City, Utah, the police department has transformed how they handle sex crimes. Department reforms include mandatory training on trauma, required testing of all rape kits, and the development of a set of ...

Politico Magazine

Max Blau

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6 December 2018

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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An entrepreneur and activist in Atlanta, GA runs an urban farm and employees former prisoners in an attempt to tackle Georgia's incarceration and recidivism problems. The program, called Gangstas to Growers, employs f...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

29 November 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Philadelphia, a program based on a similar initiative in Cleveland is on its way to success. PAGE (Philadelphia Anchors for Growth & Equity) will direct spending from large institutions locally. Specifically, it wi...

New Hampshire Union Leader

Shawne K. Wickham

3 November 2018

Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States

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A New Hampshire business is an exemplar of a new state push to create “recovery friendly” businesses. For the Chameleon Group, this takes the form of managers attending drug court hearing o support workers, holding 12...

Science Africa

Henry Owino

19 October 2018

Hawinga, Kenya

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The emergence of solar lamps are changing the way of life for many in a remote village in Western Kenya. Not only creating a safer commute to and from work, solar lamps are also helping fuel the creation of jobs for m...

Colorado Springs Gazette

Liz Forster

18 October 2018

Colorado, United States

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In Colorado, trash either ends up in a landfill or is recycled by being shipped to another state. To increase efficiency and implement better recycling practices, an Iowa-born company that turns recycled cartons into ...

Detroit Free Press

Jamie L. LaReau

9 October 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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GM's new twelve-week paid program, called "Take 2," is helping people who've been away from the workforce for more than two years to re-acclimate and train for jobs at their company. The initiative helps people learn ...

BBC

Rachel Nuwer

27 September 2018

Zimbabwe

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Akashinga translates to "the Brave Ones," and is the name given to an all women anti-poaching unit in Zimbabwe. Although not the first anti-poaching group lead by women, it is the first armed unit. However, since it's...

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Matt Foley

6 September 2018

United States

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NASCAR, which has been traditionally been dominated by white males, knows it needs more women and minorities, so it launched a program in 2009 to do just that. The Diversity Crew Member Development program has so far ...

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Alejandra Molina

28 August 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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COOP LA in Los Angeles is a commercial space featuring business commonly found across the city but with a distinct difference: they are all worker cooperatives. These cooperatives effectively create jobs and develop l...

Public Radio International

Arthur Nazaryan

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17 August 2018

Oakland, California, United States

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AnnieCannons, is a nonprofit that teaches sex traffic survivors computer software skills so they can be employed as developers. It also emphasizes networking and tries to secure job placement. “I’ve never been happier...

Forbes

Willy Foote

14 August 2018

Central African Republic

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Hundreds of millions of farmers in sub-Saharan Africa live on a mere two dollars per day, making it difficult to not only support themselves and their family, but also stay relevant in a market that requires expensive...

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Harriet Noble

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13 August 2018

Lagos, Nigeria

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Waste has value, says Bilikiss Abiola, founder of Wecyclers. Her team travels through the slums in Lagos on bicycles, paying families cash in exchange for their recyclable trash. The business has made the city cleaner...

Pacific Standard

Delece Smith-Barrow

26 July 2018

Dallas, Texas, United States

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Dallas' Paul Quinn College is changing the dated perception of work colleges. At the first urban and historically black work college, students are graded on both academic and workforce performance. In the next few yea...

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