By Beverly M. Riddick, RTWBC

Rannell Robertson, 24 years old, was a short order cook when he learned about CODEIT, a coding bootcamp for young adults who reside in New Jersey public housing. 

By Joan Andrews, Ready To Work Business Collaborative

Companies are currently facing an interesting dynamic in terms of talent acquisition: their workforce is comprised of Millennials, Gen Xers, and Baby Boomers, and now even Gen Z is entering the mix. With this dynamic in play, does a company’s diversity strategy contain a component of generational inclusion in addition to varying demographics?

By Beverly M. Riddick, RTWBC

The manufacturing industry faces several major challenges, notably a widening skills gap and an aging workforce. U.S. companies will be facing two million job vacancies by 2025 in manufacturing. So why is this a good thing?

By Beverly Riddick, RTWBC

Picture this: You’ve just nailed the interview. The affable ‘Gen X’ hiring manager is walking you out to the elevator. Suddenly she stops, looks around the open-plan office layout and then turns to you: “Do you think you will fit in here?”

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  • Industry Manufacturing

By Joan Andrews, RTWBC

As the nation honored and thanked our past and present members of the armed forces this Veterans Day, the Ready To Work Business Collaborative reflected on the employment challenges service members face as they complete their duties and re-enter the civilian workforce. As unemployment has decreased across all sectors, so have unemployment rates among the veteran population as well. Or so it seems.

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  • Industry Banking

By Joan Andrews, Ready To Work Business Collaborative

The high tech industry is rife with examples of companies that take pride in being on the ‘leading-edge’ of technology solutions. The most prized technologies are advanced, sophisticated, and innovative. But who are the companies that are addressing the leading-edge of talent acquisition?

By Monique Satterfield, RTWBC

Diversity in the workforce remains a hot-button issue. However, if we apply the diversity lens to the bigger picture of workforce evolution since the 1950s – when social upheaval triggered seismic shifts in our society and economy – tremendous progress has been made.

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  • Industry Manufacturing, Banking, Technology, Energy, Automotive, Healthcare

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LaGuardia Community College is based in Queens, NY. They serve 50K students a year with most of their population being mostly low income, immigrant, and young adult students. They help their students in many ways over a student's career pathway with varying levels of service.  

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  • Industry Healthcare

By Ashley Smith, Contributor, RTWBC

Coding boot camps? That’s old news. The boot camp model is ubiquitous in the coding space these days, and for good reason. They are garnering continued momentum due to their measured success and obvious ROI. But what about boot camps for Career and Technical Education

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  • Industry Manufacturing, Banking, Technology, Energy, Automotive, Healthcare

By Monique Satterfield, RTWBC

Is a career in banking desirable to millennials? Trends over the last decade years indicate that the lure of this career track has been waning amongst college graduates. While a career in banking may not hold the same excitement and allure it once did, the reality is banking 

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  • Industry Manufacturing, Banking, Technology, Energy, Automotive, Healthcare
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