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About Our Areas of Work
We organize our work into three areas to help low-income youth & adults:


Thursday May 15, 2014
Business offices
The issue of unemployment persistently remains one of our government’s greatest challenges. Policymakers are well aware that economic growth is largely dependent on finding gainful, sustainable employment for as many people as possible. While recent data suggests improving economic prospects—unemployment decreased from 6.7 percent to 6.3 percent in April—millions of unemployed Americans are perpetually unable to find jobs.Without discounting the positive impacts of the slight decline in unemployment, a negative fact remains problematic and undetected by conventional economic...
Tags: Labor Market Information, Manufacturing
Thursday January 12, 2012
Some Good News on the Jobs Front
The latest jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) brought some good news to start the New Year: There were 200,000 new payroll jobs and unemployment continued to trend downward at 8.5% in December 2011. BLS reported that, from June 2010 to June 2011, employment increased in 215 of the 322 largest U.S. counties. Interestingly, one of the regions of the country hardest hit by the recession, Ottawa, MI, posted the largest rate of employment increase, with a gain of 4.7% over the year, compared with national job growth of 0.9%. Within Ottawa, the largest employment increase...
Tags: Health Care, Labor Market Information, Manufacturing