The City of Winston-Salem is offering temporary part-time training for young people who are facing obstacles to employment.
These are women who have lost a spouse — often the sole breadwinner of the family — during the pandemic. Now they are faced with hospitals bills and daily living expenses. Who will help them?
Amazon plans to invest $700 million to train a third of its U.S. workforce for higher-skilled jobs. The company acknowledged that workers could use their new skills to seek jobs outside Amazon.
The Freelancers Hub in New York City opened in October, offering classes as well as tax and legal assistance for independent workers. It's free, and the first of its kind in the country.
Vermont veterans cook up a brewery and a bourbon distillery that not only lifts spirits, but gives back to the community and creates a model that may encourage other vets to try entrepreneurship.
A privately funded program provides higher education to about 300 students in New York state prisons. Graduates are less likely to get in legal trouble after prison but getting hired is a challenge.
The Obama administration has said no to many states' requests to take more control over Medicaid. But the incoming Congress and new White House team may be more amenable.
What can a city in decline do to make a comeback? In Springfield, Ohio, a new school is trying to turn the tide. But local leaders say keeping young people from moving away is key to economic revival.
The Labor Department is handing out $5 million in grants to fund job centers for people coming out of jail. The program is part of a broader effort to reduce recidivism.