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Erie seeks to amend its reputation as the 'worst' city for African Americans

For decades, Erie has proven to be a melting pot within the northwestern Pennsylvania region, with diversity noticeable throughout the city’s workforce and history.

Despite this reputation, according to a recent index created by… 1,423 more words

Erie Refocused

Sarah Sanders Calls Obama Taking Credit for the Economy Laughable, Brings Along Facts to Prove It

ㅤô¿ô …The working class has not seen a significant increase in pay for decades. The President’s policies will make the increases significant. However, it’s uncertain whether or not inflation will rise and negate the effects of the pay increases. 32 more words

Politics

The NLC Road Trip In Partnership With LinkedIn: Houston Gives Young People Opportunity to ‘Earn and Learn’

As a strong and vibrant community, the city of Houston, Texas, has a lot to celebrate.

In just one year, Mayor Sylvester Tuner and the City of Houston in partnership with the Houston Independent School District and the Greater Houston Partnership have scaled their summer jobs program from 450 employment opportunities to over 5,000. 706 more words

General

Requiring Internships at College

Earlier this month, Gallup published a fascinating piece on why college should make internships a requirement. Noting that Gallup data shows that parents, students, and the public believe the top reason for higher education is to get a good job, reflecting on the fact that only about a quarter of students (27 percent) had a good job waiting for them after earning a bachelor’s degree, and determining that almost another 25 percent had to wait at least six months (6 percent waiting seven to 12 months and 16 percent waiting at least a year) before finding said good job, Gallup’s authors could come to only one conclusion. 961 more words

Higher Ed

All aboard for layoffs

Erie Pennsylvania was built by the railroad.  GE Transportation fueled the Erie economy for many years by providing jobs building locomotives.  That all changed in 2011 when GE announced that it would be moving all production from the Erie plant to a new location in Fort Worth Texas.  270 more words

Economy