Employers are looking to hire people with more advanced skills, especially in STEM fields, but job seekers are often struggling to figure out which skills they need and where they can learn them.
Shantel Burres grew up in New York, in the South Bronx, earning a high school equivalency certificate. But she was having trouble finding a job while juggling … Continue Reading
Unemployed (USURTOT) and pregnant with her second child in late 2013, Shantel Burris knew she needed to make a change. In a year, the 24-year-old went from jobless benefits to earning double the New York minimum wage.
Her first step was getting a high school diploma, and a chat with a counselor sparked a “nonstop” process of preparation centered on … Continue Reading
SOUTH BRONX — A coalition of antipoverty organizations and community members is set to launch in the borough with the goal of helping kids get healthy and college-ready.
The South Bronx Rising Together network, comprised of the The Children’s Aid Society and Phipps Neighborhoods, as well as JPMorgan Chase and other community members, aims to help create new economic … Continue Reading