Category Archive: Employment Roundup

Sep 21

Celebrate Apprenticeship and Work-Based Learning

Jobs for the Future will kick off National Apprenticeship week and formally launch its Center for Apprenticeship and Work-Based Learning at a luncheon with national and international leaders in the field. The event will celebrate the history of the expanding movement to support apprenticeship and other forms of work-based learning in mainstream workforce development and talent solutions for …

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Sep 19

Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch: Investing in All Our Workers, including Our Inmates

The Cap Times By Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch Fourth-grade students from across Wisconsin visit the lieutenant governor’s Capitol office throughout the school year. In the office, a wooden box displays all the challenge coins I’ve been given. There are coins representing military, fire and police, each a reminder of the sacrifices they make to keep …

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Sep 03

Call for Participants: National Employment Social Enterprise Census Survey

REDF, a venture philanthropy that invests in social enterprises focused on employment, is conducting its first annual National Employment Social Enterprise Census. REDF defines employment social enterprises as organizations (both non-profit and for-profit) that have a mission of employing individuals with significant barriers to employment, including those who have experienced homelessness, incarceration, substance abuse, mental illness, …

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Aug 31

Five Things You Didn’t Know about Clearing Your Record

The Marshall Project By Christie Thompson A Nashville lawyer hopes to wipe clean some arrest records for 128,000 Tennesseans. The lawyer, Daniel Horwitz, who has worked on multiple cases regarding incarceration and re-entry, has filed a class-action motion in county court to have the case files destroyed for hundreds of thousands of arrests and charges that never …

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Aug 31

Register for Webinar: National Apprenticeship Act

Hosted by Jobs for the Future In recognition of the 80th anniversary of the National Apprenticeship (Fitzgerald) Act, Jobs for the Future’s Center for Apprenticeship and Work-Based Learning, its partners, and leaders from throughout the national apprenticeship system will explore the history of apprenticeships in the U.S., highlight successes of key leaders and programs, focus on recent innovations, and look …

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Aug 30

Colleges Shouldn’t Ask about Applicants’ Criminal Histories, but Most in Philly Do

Generocity By Julie Zeglen Ban the box and Clean Slate initiatives have gained statewide traction in recent months as means to eliminate barriers to employment for formerly incarcerated folks. But what about those folks facing barriers to education? This morning, Community Legal Services (CLS) released its report “Opening Doors: How Philadelphia Area Colleges Can Promote Access …

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Aug 30

Nevada’s New Record-Sealing Law: “One of Broadest” in U.S.

The Crime Report By Suzanne Potter Nevada is the kind of place where a lot of people end up needing a second chance. It’s a state where the booms and busts of the gaming industry have led many into poverty, drug abuse, even jail time. So, as it slowly recovers from the 2008 recession, legislators …

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Aug 30

Improving Access to Career Pathways for Philadelphia’s Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice System Involved Youth

This report from the Juvenile Law Center takes a focused look at the barriers to career pathways that system-involved youth encounter. Based on an in-depth needs assessment of the Philadelphia community, the report offers five strategies to improve access to career-focused programs and early work experiences for youth in the child welfare or juvenile justice system, …

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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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Jul 27

Ban the Box and Beyond: Ensuring Individuals with a Criminal Record Have Access to the Labor Market

This report from the Center for American Progress discusses the reforms needed to ensure people with criminal records have equitable access to the labor market and economic security. It outlines the collateral consequences of mass incarceration and recent advancements in the U.S. criminal justice system’s approach to reentry. Also discussed are federal, state, and local “ban the box” policies …

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