From Boots to Business

October 3, 2017

By Monique Satterfield, Ready To Work Business Collaborative When it comes to unemployment rates, numbers don’t tell the whole story. As of July 2017, the veterans unemployment rate was down to 3.5% – the lowest July veterans unemployment rate in 16 years. While this is certainly positive news, the low unemployment rate doesn’t take into […]

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Power Up, Lights on: It’s Solar September

September 27, 2017

By Joan Andrews, Ready To Work Business Collaborative As September comes to a close and summer sunshine still shining bright, we aim to carry the momentum of the Solar September movement forward. With the support of the Solar Foundation, the National Association of Workforce Boards is promoting Solar September, a campaign to raise awareness about […]

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Community Colleges Forming Employer Partnerships, the New DNA (of skills gap solutions)

September 20, 2017

By Joan Andrews, Ready To Work Business Collaborative With the motivation and inspiration of our June leadership roundtable, Employers + Educators = Skills Gap Solutions fresh in mind, I was excited to come across an article highlighting brand new research published last month by Elizabeth Mann of the Brookings Institute on the success potential of […]

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Forward thinking spurs economic growth

September 11, 2017

By Ashley Smith, Contributor, Ready To Work Business Collaborative 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. Walla Walla, Washington….the wine […]

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Partnership and the Skills Gap: Employers and Educators Unite

August 10, 2017

By Joan Andrews, Ready To Work Business Collaborative The Skills Gap Hiring Problem Addressing the skills gap is crucial in developing a strong, skilled workforce and hiring the best talent that fills employers’ needs. But given the scope of the problem, it’s hardly possible to go it alone. Earlier this year I read an article […]

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