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Getting to Work

by Hargobind Khalsa

While Massachusetts’ unemployment rate of 4.7% sits below the national level of 4.9% according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the unemployment rate for minorities, people with disabilities, and recently returned veterans ranges from 7-12% throughout the state.[1][2] In order to remedy this issue, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has recently announced the state’s intent to allocate “$5 million in job training initiatives for people who face chronically high levels of unemployment” in the 2017 fiscal year.[3] While allocating funds is commendable and necessary, more research needs to be conducted on the usefulness of these job-training programs in order to ensure that these funds get used in impactful ways and that the chronically unemployed, individuals who have been out of work for a year are more, get placed into industries where they can thrive and retain employment long term. 528 more words

Economic Development

State Senator Matt Murphy on GOP robocalls: "If you ignore politics Mike Madigan will steamroll you"

State Senator Matt Murphy (R-Palatine) joins Justin to recap the continuing drama surrounding the Illinois state budget crisis. Senator Murphy discusses Speaker Madigan’s unbalanced budget, the Democrats having to stand up to Speaker Madigan, the need for Governor Bruce Rauner to compromise on his turnaround agenda, the CPS rally in Springfield for better education funding and the Illinois GOP making robocalls today. 29 more words

The Download

CQC looks beyond providers at the quality of care in two local areas | Care Industry News

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published two further prototype reports looking at how it might assess the quality of care in a local area in order to… 17 more words


Jeep Relief Team Assisting Flood Victims

The Jeep Relief team was in full swing from the 18th to the 23rd of May 2016 providing much needed relief to the flood victims who had to undergo the worst natural disaster since the tsunami struck in 2004. 65 more words

Help the Homeless Art Auction - June 11th

Ever wanted to bid on an artwork by Salvador Dalí; Pablo Picasso; Charles Blackman or Robert Juniper and help the homeless at the same time? Now is your chance at the Soroptimist Art Auction! 141 more words


Grace Ikiua

Title: Chief Executive Officer
Company: Good Seed Trust
Location: Mangere, Auckland, New Zealand

For the past decade, Grace Ikiua has spent her time working in government departments with social services and education. 272 more words