Employment

Educational initiative hopes to jumpstart workforce

By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer A group of education administrators, politicians, and business leaders gathered for a luncheon and dialogue at the top of

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College-educated Blacks have harder times than whites finding jobs

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) —Blacks with college degrees continue to fare worse than college-educated whites in the labor market, according to

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The difficult math of inequality
By William Spriggs Guest Columnist Thousands of fast-food workers took to the streets this week, staging strikes in protest over their low pay. In states where the minimum wage has not been ...
Unemployment rate for Black women falls to single digits
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — During another slow month of economic recovery, the unemployment rate for Black women 20 years and older fell to 9.9 percent in February, ...
Higher Ed not paying off for Black men in the job market
By Frederick Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from The NorthStar News and New America Media) – Although more Black men have graduated from high school and college, their educational achievements have not increased ...
Katrina Pain Index in 2013
By Bill Quigley Contributing Writer Eight years after Katrina, nearly a hundred thousand people never got back to New Orleans, the city remains incredibly poor, jobs and income vary dramatically ...
Unemployment may very well get worse for Black workers
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent (NNPA) — The economy beat expectations in February by adding 236,000 jobs nearly, doubling 119,000 jobs created in January, according to the Labor Depart­ment. Overall, the ...
Black unemployment still needs to be addressed
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist The unemployment rate report that was released November 2 was good news for President Obama. The unemployment rate ticked up just a tiny bit, from 7.8 ...
Ain’t nothin’ goin’ on but the rent
Why an agenda on job creation in education should lead Obama’s second term By Dr. Andre Perry Contributing Columnist People of color and in particular poor, people of color have fallen in love ...
Jobs report shows slow but steady growth
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) —Voters were still waiting to elect the next president of the United States when the Labor Depart­ment’s monthly jobs report, issued four days before ...

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