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New Reports: Promising Practices

Promising Practices is a group of three briefing reports that highlight innovative initiatives that increase the ability for students – especially low-income and traditionally underserved students – to access and...

View recording from the Finding Time event

As work demands more of employees' time, many are asking: How can I earn a living while making sure my family doesn't fall behind? Workers across all income brackets struggle with the United States’ outdated work-life policy...

View recording from the Inclusive Economic Development Event

Traditional economic development focused on attracting large companies promising many jobs has left behind many people in communities across the country, including working people, low-income individuals and families, people of...

New Report: Connecting Young Adults To Employment

This report captures the insights of a variety of service providers helping to connect young adults to jobs in today’s labor market.

New Report: Working Poor Families Project

This brief reviews the major forces shaping the future of work, including changes in labor and employment practices, business models, access to income and benefits, worker rights and voice, education and training, and...

New Report: Working Together and Making a Difference

Low- and moderate-income workers pursuing new career paths need support for both their academic and financial needs. Partnerships between community colleges and nonprofit workforce organizations can help, especially when...

Did Short-Term Thinking Harm the Long-Term Success of U.S. Workers?

Americans work harder than almost anyone else in the world, putting in more hours per week and more weeks per year than workers in most other developed countries. But eventually, the powerful economic growth America’s...

View recording from The 1099 Economy event

Headlines about work abound with projections that employment as we know it is quickly fading away. Jobs are sliced-and-diced into “micro-tasks,” and employees are replaced by an army of contractors. Some blue-collar workers...

WSI launches Courses to Employment (C2E) partnerships website

Visit the Courses to Employment website to learn how community college-nonprofit partnerships are advancing opportunities for low-wage workers.