Category Archive: Employment Roundup

Mar 25

Recidivism Drops, but So Has Ex-Offenders’ Employment Rates

Sentinel & Enterprise By Katie Lannan, State House News Service BOSTON — Recidivism dropped slightly after the state banned employers from inquiring about job applicants’ criminal records but the employment rates of ex-offenders has also dropped since the legal reform was adopted, according to Federal Reserve Bank of Boston researchers. A new research report, presented …

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Mar 04

Download free software from NASA

    “NASA released a catalog yesterday packed with free software products that startups and academics can use to build companies in sectors like autonomy and data processing without any royalty or copyright fees. NASA’s Technology Transfer oversaw the release that includes a wide ranging portfolio of applications in sectors such as propulsion, data and image processing, …

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Mar 02

Bevin Launches Pilot Project Developing Work Skills for Prisoners

WKMS By the Associated Press and Matt Markgraf Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration is starting a pilot project aimed at making sure more of Kentucky’s prisoners get the skills needed to find jobs once they’re released. The initiative is called “Justice to Journeyman.” It will put inmates on track to earn credentials in skilled trades that …

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Feb 27

Three Organizations File Amicus Brief with NY State’s Highest Court in Case Affecting Criminal Record Employment Discrimination by Third Parties

Legal Action Center By Abigail Woodworth Last Thursday, The Legal Action Center, Community Service Society of New York and NELA/NY (the New York affiliate of the National Employment Lawyers Association) jointly filed an amicus brief with the New York State Court of Appeals in the case of Griffin v. Sirva, Inc. et al. Several organizations …

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Feb 26

Lots of People Donate Their Cars, but This Owner Donated His Auto Repair Shop

NPR By Mary Rose Madden Down Baltimore’s Greenmount Avenue, across from a hair braiding salon and a crab shack, the lights for the One Stop Auto Shop flash around the clock, much like shop owner Jerry Greeff’s work ethic. Greeff has been putting in his last days after working with cars for more than …

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