Category: Department of Labor

Dec 29

For an Increasing Number of Youth in Juvenile Detention, Learning Is Possible

Slate By Francesca Berardi Before Malik was locked away in a juvenile prison in Woodsbend, a small town tucked into Kentucky’s Appalachian Mountains, he didn’t care much about school. No one in his immediate family has a high school diploma and his teachers, it seemed, only cared about the successful students. Malik, who is 18, spent …

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Aug 27

Little Rock Jobs Program Helps Former Inmates

The Charlotte Observer By Eric Besson A new Little Rock program paid for with federal tax dollars will connect former prison inmates with construction, restaurant and other high-demand jobs — and cover their minimum-wage paychecks for four months, officials said. Mayor Mark Stodola has touted the $1.2 million Department of Labor grant as one way the capital …

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Apr 04

Apply Now: The U.S. Department of Labor Reentry Projects

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is seeking applications from community-based organizations and intermediary organizations to plan and implement comprehensive reentry programs for adults and young adults, with a focus on improving employment outcomes. ETA is seeking proposed strategies for addressing reentry challenges, including trying new approaches, addressing gaps in services, building or …

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