City Makers: Getting to Work
What's next in workforce development
Usually, the public benefits of gambling deteriorate over time. But many American cities still pin their economic hopes on casinos.
Across the country, the same hurdles keep students from obtaining degrees, often putting middle-class jobs with good wages out of reach.
When older adults expect to encounter age discrimination, it can set off a cycle that leads to long-term unemployment.
Staffed mostly by ex-offenders, New York’s Fortune Society works to build a safety net for its clients, even before they’re released from jail or prison.
President Trump is gung-ho about the U.S. producing more goods. But what, exactly, should cities be making in the 21st century?
MIT’s Erik Brynjolfsson on the automated future of work.
At Philadelphia’s new Institute of Hip Hop Entrepreneurship, aspiring businesspeople hone their skills with the guidance of hip hop artists and moguls.
In a Kentucky suburb, student teachers are embedded in a public elementary school, helping them bond with kids and get real-time feedback while lightening the load for veteran teachers.
The U.S. still lags far behind other developed countries in allowing paid leave to new parents, but companies that have invested in more generous policies say the return is worth it.
Many of the officials who check construction plans and inspect buildings for safety are on the cusp of retirement—and they’re not being replaced.
Filling specialized roles like that of executive chef isn’t easy, even for Hilton.
Thanks to a push by the insurance industry, apprentices may be coming to an office near you.
Employers need skilled workers; young people want a path to a good job without accruing lots of debt.
Hawaii’s beauty attracts instructors from the mainland, but its cost of living and remoteness lead to high turnover.
With commercial use expected to surge, would-be operators have more options for training.
Hundreds of locals have been hired to help the city recover from its water crisis.
The solar workforce has been expanding fast, and a shift in federal policy probably won’t change that.
Lots of urban dwellers dream of a simpler life in the country, living off the land. Here’s what it’s actually like.
Faced with the negotiating power of global shipping giants, the ports 32 miles apart decided to join together—and train up the workforce they’ll both need.
How a nonprofit and a small jewelry company team up to help homeless women get back on their feet.
An unusual nonprofit for disadvantaged youth combines real-world work experience with counseling to overcome past pain.