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New Report from The Benchmarking Project

Jul 23, 2013 No Comments by

A new report from The Benchmarking Project examines the results of community-based efforts to help disadvantaged job seekers find and keep employment. The report presents themes based on an analysis of aggregate data from workforce development programs in some 200 organizations over a multi-year period, and offers meaningful comparisons for programs according to their size, […]

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ACA Employer Mandate Postponed

Jul 03, 2013 No Comments by

Yesterday the Obama administration announced its decision to postpone enforcement of the employer “pay or play” provision of the Affordable Care Act until 2015. The delay will allow time to simplify employer reporting requirements related to the health insurance coverage they offer and their employees’ enrollment. Since the reporting is needed to enforce employer penalties, […]

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Planning for Health Care Reform, Part 3

Jun 27, 2013 No Comments by

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes a provision to expand Medicaid coverage in 2014 to adults with incomes up to 138% percent of the federal poverty level, including adults without children (in 2012, $15,414 for an individual and $31,809 for a family of four).  Most of the newly eligible individuals will be low-income adults.  Food […]

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TeenForce opens doors to employment for foster kids

Jun 05, 2013 No Comments by

The foster care system does little to support employment of youth in care as they move into adulthood. TeenForce’s alternative staffing model provides crucial job connections and mentoring to address this gap and help foster youth enter and succeed in the workforce.

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Goodwill Staffing Services helps culinary students earn while they learn.

Jun 03, 2013 No Comments by

Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia’s Helms College School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts is designed to train entry-level job seekers with a passion for food for high-demand middle skills jobs. During their training, temporary assignments with Goodwill Staffing help them earn income and add experience to their résumés.

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