Learn about new research from the Brookings’ Workforce of the Future initiative on upgrading the career prospects of America’s low-wage workers.
Every person deserves the opportunity for dignified employment that provides living wages and potential for advancement. However, for many in America today, this is far from reality, as they are caught in a cycle of low-wage work, earning poverty wages and unable to move up in the economy.
Local leaders, firms and workers need to adapt quickly to keep pace with rapid technological innovation and its transformative impact on the U.S. economy. Using reskilling as a focal point, this report aims to provide policymakers with tools to do so by answering the following questions:
Stretching from Baltimore, MD, to Richmond, VA, the Capital Region surrounding Washington, D.C. has the third largest economy in the United States, with 53 Fortune 1000 companies and 115 federal labs and federally funded R&D centers, and is ranked third among the country’s top tech hubs based in employment. Yet digital technology workers only make up 6.2 percent of the region’s workforce – and there is more growth coming.
TürkTraktör, the joint venture between CNH Industrial and Koç Holding, recently announced the results of a pioneering Virtual Reality (VR) Training Lab for blue collar employees at its Ankara and Erenler plants.
STRATFORD, Conn., Aug. 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ – At the closing ceremony for the Teamsters/Sikorsky Career Pathways Program, Teamsters Local 1150 in partnership with Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), Connecticut State Department of Education and Connecticut Department of Labor, announced the program’s newly registered Aircraft Manufacturing pre-apprenticeship.
What insights can a government defense engineer and contracts supervisor gain from six months onsite in the private sector? And how can public-sector immersion prepare private-sector professionals for their next leadership role?
During the first half of 2019, two Booz Allen professionals and two federal defense employees found out as part of the Public-Private Talent Exchange, an opportunity for DoD and private-sector participants to expand their understanding of each other’s business operations.
The World Health Organization describes burnout as “extreme workplace stress.” According to Harvard Business Review, it has six main causes: workload overload, perceived lack of control, a mismatch between efforts and payoff, lack of a supportive community, lack of recognition and/or fair treatment, and a values mismatch.
Grant supports expansion of 3DE schools in metro Atlanta and first-time launch outside Georgia
ATLANTA, July 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The SunTrust Foundation today announced a three-year grant of $2 million to 3DE National to continue the nonprofit’s expansion in metro Atlanta and launch 3DE schools outside of Georgia for the first time, bringing the innovative high school model to Florida, Texas and the District of Columbia.
Death and taxes may be certain, but food and shelter are non-negotiable. In the United States, we waste a lot of food, but we’re running out of houses. In a society ostensibly dedicated to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, the right to protection from the elements seems distinctly absent.