City Makers: Getting to Work
What's next in workforce development
An unusual nonprofit for disadvantaged youth combines real-world work experience with counseling to overcome past pain.
In 2009, the U.S. Navy started offering a career break to help retain service members. Now the other armed forces—and private companies—are following suit.
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About 70 million Americans have criminal records, and some of them struggle to find jobs decades after their offense. Advocates of expungement say it levels the playing field—and boosts the economy.
Help with navigating everyday challenges—like housing, transportation, and child care—can be key to completing job training, a new report finds.
Departing from a focus on pure craft, more schools are helping students learn how to turn a profit.
From mock customer-service scenarios to simulations of technical procedures, VR is branching out in the workplace.
The country’s largest employer—the U.S. military—is switching to a new retirement and savings system, with big consequences for troops and their families.
Shared work spaces are popping up far away from urban cores.
After the initial hype fizzled, “Silicon Alley” thrived by playing to the city’s strengths as a financial powerhouse.
For would-be scientists and engineers underrepresented in those fields, interning at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is often a key first step.
Community health workers take a 360-degree view of the barriers that stand between their patients and better health—and their numbers are growing.
In South Texas, the Mission Economic Development Corporation is taking an unusually hands-on role to raise the STEAM skills of its current—and future—workforce.
Rookie and would-be teachers explain what made them choose a profession known for low pay and high stress.
A sharp critic of the gig economy says a “portable safety net” would help today’s untethered workers.
Despite state laws, employees can still be terminated for testing positive for weed.
A Chicago community college has invested in new architecture and high-tech simulations to prepare its students for jobs in health care.
At one charter school in Washington, D.C., grown-ups work alongside children in an unusual two-generation model.
No security, no employer benefits, always having to hustle: these downsides of self-employment are well known. But what about the workload?
A San Francisco startup that hoped to replace college with real-world experience switches to a middle path: an intensive, post-high-school “gap year.”