Long Term Unemployed

LTU Toolkit for HiringThis guide for employers provides an overview of LTU issues, tapping into this frequently overlooked talent pool, a Maturity Model of assessing your company, and a toolkit with resources for hiring the LTU. By Deloitte / 77 Pages

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By Ashley Smith, Contributor, RTWBC

When it comes to student loans, Americans are facing a crisis of epic proportions. It is even worse than most people think. According to Forbes, the amount of outstanding federal student loan debt reached $1.31 trillion in 2017. Student loan debt is now the second highest consumer debt category, 

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  • Industry Manufacturing, Banking, Technology, Energy, Automotive

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The MN Urban League is a non-profit organization in Minneapolis that was founded in 1926. The MNUL works in conjunction with employers such as Best Buy, Comcast and several banking institutions. As a result of training programs, MNUL has been fortunate enough to provide direct hires.

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  • Industry IT

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Jobs for the Future is a national education building organization.  Working with schools to design and deliver the training that is being required by employers to fill the skills gap while advancing the career opportunities of students in a cost effective ROI.

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  • Industry 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
November 02, 2017

Year UP

A study says that 1 in 8 of teens and young adults are considered ‘opportunity youth’ ( http://www.measureofamerica.org/disconnected-youth/ ). The term applies to young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 who are neither working nor in school.

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  • Industry IT

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BankWork$ was started in 2006 in Los Angeles by The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation with the goal of training young adults from low income and minority communities for lasting careers in the financial services industry. The program is part of a five-year, $4-million national expansion in partnership with Bank of America, U.S. Bank and Wells Fargo.

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  • Industry IT, Banking

By Ashley Smith, Contributor, RTWBC

The domestic wine industry is booming and it seems there is fertile economic ground to grow on. Wine Business Monthly reported last year that the United States has 8,702 wineries, a 5 percent increase from the 8,287 in operation the previous year.

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  • Industry Manufacturing, Technology

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Association House of Chicago is a community based organization founded in 1899. Association House of Chicago is non-profit and offers a variety of community services and additionally, training. Association House of Chicago has two job training programs:

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