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  • Faces of the Long-Term Unemployed in the U.S.

    Almost five million are caught in the vicious cycle of long-term unemployment, but they are not numbers. They are people with stories who need help getting off of what one person described it as ‘unemployment island.’ (June 27, 2013)

  • Long-Term Joblessness: One Year Later

    A look at three people’s stories of long-term unemployment after twelve months and there is some good news. (August 4, 2014)

  • Senator Blumenthal on Long-Term Unemployment

    Full sit-down interview with Senator Richard Blumenthal on the issue of long-term unemployment in the U.S. (June 7, 2013)

  • Hurt and Hidden: Out of Work for More than 99 Weeks

    Two men named Bob both worked three decades before losing employment in 2009 and were out of work for more than 99 weeks. Now a glaring difference: Mr. Greeney is employed; Mr. Sullivan is still fighting to get back into the workforce. (April 24, 2013)

  • Obama Presses CEOs to Help the Long-Term Unemployed

    President Obama met with CEOs from some the largest companies in the U.S. to discuss ways to help the long-term unemployed. (January 31, 2014)

  • Off of Unemployment Island but the Waters Still Rough

    While the number of people facing long-term unemployment is still searing, there are signs of hope: of the six graduates of the P2E Program that we have followed, all of them now have at least part-time work. (August 6, 2014)

  • ‘Missing Workers’: A Lost Piece in the Unemployment Puzzle

    Over 5 million Americans are not working and are not looking to work. This group is also not included in Bureau of Labor Statistics data, points out economist, Heidi Shierholz. (March 5, 2014)

     

  • Forgotten Americans: Can Anyone Rescue the Long-Term Unemployed?

    In the wake of the recession, millions are facing long-term unemployment; one program called Platform to Employment is trying to help. (June 27, 2013)

  • How Housing for the Chronically Homeless May Save Taxpayers Money

    The numbers behind the campaign called 100,000 Homes reveal that, from a business perspective, it may be more cost effective to help this vulnerable group than to leave them without housing. (July 7, 2014)

  • Female Entrepreneurship Growing Faster Than Ever

    More women are bringing their entrepreneurial talents to the forefront, according to recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. (June 27, 2014)

  • The American Factory Revival: Not a Manufactured Hope

    Is there a manufacturing resurgence in the U.S. or is the “Made in America” rebound no more than anecdotal? One economist says unequivocally that a revival is under way. (December 20, 2013)

  • Struggling for Solutions to Combat Vicious Long-Term Unemployment Crisis

    Efforts to combat the plight of millions of Americans desperate to get back in the workforce are seeing some results. (July 29, 2013)

  • Generation Wait and Its Implications

    With U.S. mobility at a 50-year low, more young Americans than ever are holding off on major decisions that earlier generations made sooner. (December 12, 2013)

  • How Animal Farms Create a New World for People with Autism

    While underfunded, two farms specialized in autism plow through and generate incredible social benefit in their wake. (July 18, 2014)

  • Student Debt: Crippling for All Ages and Not Going Away Soon

    Student debt in the U.S. is morphing into a multi-trillion-dollar problem — and while many think it’s a young-person’s issue, new research suggests older age brackets are also drowning in it. (July 29, 2013)

  • Startup Advice Straight from the Source

    From Etsy to WordPress to Warby Parker to Paperless Post, this is a compilation of entrepreneurial advice from some of the most successful young risk-takers of the last decade. (April 22, 2013)

  • Groupon and the Power of Crowds

    Andrew Mason had a vision to harness the power of crowds in attempt to get consumers a good price: a behind-the-scenes look at the early days of the internet-startup, Groupon. (May 7, 2012)

  • Urban Growers: Going Back to the Roots

    These co-founders are hoping their startup helps others realize the importance of growing food, whether or not there is a back yard to do it in. (October 23, 2012)