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New Ten-State Demonstration Project to Rebuild Workforce Programs, Help Unemployed
The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) documents several recommendations to improve job-training programs administered by the federal government and better meet the needs of long-term unemployed...more

Salute to Senior Service Program
The Salute to Senior Service Program, sponsored by Home Instead, Inc., has recently announced that they are now accepting nominations for outstanding senior volunteers. Volunteers should be 65...more

Social Enterprise Sector Urges Connecticut Lawmakers to Recognize B-Corps
The social enterprise sector and its supporters are lobbying Connecticut lawmakers to allow social enterprises to register as B-Corps, or benefit corporations. A Hartford-based Social Enterprise...more

Nonprofits Seek Experienced Workers to Be Volunteers
According to San Francisco-based nonprofit,, people in the age range of 44 to 70 are interested in jumping from private-sector careers to nonprofit work. Nonprofits most use volunteer...more

KCET and The California Endowment\
KCET and The California Endowment's Building Healthy Communities initiative announced THE POWER OF STORIES, a new multimedia archive that includes a collection of stories and videos that will...more

GP Co-operatives Transform Into Out-of-Hours Social Enterprises
When the new NHS GP contract effectively released GP co-operatives from the duties of providing out-of-hours services in 2004, most co-operatives dispersed rapidly. From this, social enterprises...more

Big Data Analysis: Engine to Economic Development? contributing writer and CEO of Panjiva, Josh Green, discusses how "Big Data" can be utilized as an engine for economic development. Since economic development has been often been...more

Education, Not Fertility, Drives Economic Development
A new study by IIASA researchers and colleagues at the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital finds that improvements in education levels worldwide have been key drivers of...more

A New Law that Awards Incentives to Employ the Homeless
A new law passed during the 2014 General Session of the Utah Legislature enables businesses to receive tax incentives for hiring homeless people. These tax credits to businesses will amount up to...more

Children Should Be Protected from Firearm Violence
A study presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando documents differences in the types of injuries and how children are hospitalized based on...more

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