Four Strategies Community Colleges Are Using to Connect Their Students to Employment

To connect more students to employment, college administrators need to act quickly and creatively.

Kentucky Addresses a Key Weakness in Many Prison Apprenticeship Programs

Job seekers recently released from prison face challenges that make landing a job extremely difficult.

Why We Need to Reach Young People Who Are Disconnected from School and Work

Young Americans ages 16 to 24 spend a significant portion of their time disconnected from work and school.

Innovative Analytics Could Inform Efforts to Help Workers with Disabilities Stay Employed

A new tool could provide the Social Security Administration a better picture of a person’s functional abilities.

How Atlanta’s Local Workforce System Helps Job Seekers Find Sustainable Employment

A recent episode of Urban’s podcast, Critical Value, explores Atlanta's local workforce system.

See Where Earnings Are Growing and Unemployment Is Lowest through Customizable Data Visualization

Urban's updated State Economic Monitor shows the trajectory of state labor markets as they collapsed and recovered from the Great Recession.

Envisioning an Effective Federal Job Guarantee

Guaranteed job proposals like the one in a Green New Deal are bringing new attention to a strategy for creating quality jobs.

Now Hiring: Digital Literacy Skills Required

The most recent national data show that 67 percent of adults were not digitally literate in 2012.

Corporations Have Led on LGBTQ Workplace Inclusion, but Many Challenges Remain

20 percent of LGBTQ Americans report experiencing discrimination when applying for jobs.

Leveraging the Workplace to Improve Employees’ Financial Wellness

More employers are expanding benefit offerings to include financial education and empowerment.