July 2, 2020

Whether it’s more so one or the other, homophily and racism share the knack for bolstering segregated flocks within the labor market, which in turn discourages minorities and the disconnected from seeking out training opportunities that can't possible deliver what...

June 29, 2020

After thirty years in the field of workforce development, I am surprised that there is little recognition for the importance of social capital building.  Especially since it is the number one way people find jobs in the U.S. 

When enrolled in a workforce developme...

June 15, 2020

Perhaps, most importantly, black and brown youth need access to people who can help them counteract many of the negative stereotypes held by employers and others. Without someone to represent them as something more than what is portrayed on the local news, young people...

March 31, 2020

Our country is in crisis, we’re facing a challenge we’ve never known before – and in all this chaos, our youth are being left behind. Youth programs and schools across the country are either struggling online or outright canceled, stranding youth in the middle of an un...

August 21, 2019

There are two types of placements: direct and indirect. A direct placement is one where the program places a job seeker directly in a job. An indirect placement is one where the job seeker places themselves. The actual number of indirect placements is unknown (estimate...

August 14, 2019

Before I jump into it, here’s a quick story:

Rayshawn (his real name is Kevin but he hates his government name) was beat. He’d been working 12-hour shifts and couldn’t find more than five minutes to himself. Work had been challenging that week, and it took every ounce...

August 5, 2019

What would you say?

“It’s not only what you know or who you know; it’s who knows and likes you”


“it’s not only what you know or who you know; it’s who you know and who they know.” 

What do you think?

It’s pretty much accepted that most good jobs aren’t found through j...

December 15, 2018

Job-seekers have tons of neighbors and family members who could be beneficial to their success, but many don't even know their occupations. Neighbors and other people they have known for years and come into contact with daily could all be sources of labor market inform...

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