Today’s Solutions: June 19, 2024

Smiling businesswoman taking interview of a job applicant.

3 questions to ask at the end of a job interview (and 3 to avoid)

Suppose you, like many others these days, are re-evaluating your priorities and looking to make changes in your professional life. This may mean that you are applying for new jobs and if all goes well, will soon be facing an interview for an exciting new job.  At the end of the interview, many Read More...

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Major US companies commit to hiring and training Afghan refugees

As the first group of 37,000 Afghan refugees begins arriving in US states, a group of more than 30 US companies have agreed to make the transition smoother with the commitment to hire and train these refugees. According to Tent Partnership for Refugees, the organization spearheading the Read More...

BNLP connects animal agricultu

BNLP connects animal agriculture workers with more sustainable jobs

Plant-based diets are becoming more popular for a number of factors—there are plenty of health benefits to going veggie or vegan, plus the planet would benefit from less demand for meat and animal byproducts as this industry is one of the biggest contributors to CO2 emissions. However, the Read More...

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Breaktime: Eradicating homelessness through employment and empowerment

Recent Harvard graduate Tony Shu recalls his freshman year at the prestigious Ivy League school. He was struck by the affluence and access to resources at the elite institution juxtaposed with the homelessness he saw in Harvard Square, where many homeless youths are the same age as local college Read More...

A Second U Foundation is empow

A Second U Foundation is empowering the previously incarcerated

For the formerly incarcerated, starting again can be an immense challenge. However, Hector Guadalupe, who was only 23 when his 10-year prison sentence began, found a way to help himself and others rediscover who they are and how to begin again. “When I was serving my time, throughout the Read More...

Why more companies should cons

Why more companies should consider adopting open hiring

The global pandemic has shaken up the world, restricted our movements, gave us time to reflect, and, in many ways, exposed the flaws of the systems we have in place that perpetuate social inequalities and disparities. Moving forward in a post-pandemic world requires us to tweak some of these Read More...

A green recovery could create

A green recovery could create as many as 400m jobs by 2030

As scientists and business leaders from different industries, as well as religious and medical institutions, have recently stressed, driving a post-pandemic economic recovery that focuses on the environment is paramount in our efforts to solve the climate crisis. Now, a report brings in new data on Read More...

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This nonprofit teaches former felons digital media to boost job prospects

Each year, around 8,500 people in New York City are released from prison, more than half of which are rearrested within three years. Of those who have jobs a year after release, the recidivism rate drops to 31 percent. The problem, however, is that for someone who’s just gotten out of prison, Read More...

Ontario’s Basic Income Pilot

Ontario’s Basic Income Pilot brings new evidence about the benefits of UBI

Over the last couple of years, Universal Basic Income (UBI) has become increasingly popular, with an increasing number of cases backing up the benefits of such government programs. In Finland, for instance, people who received unconditional free money on a monthly basis did not only see their Read More...

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The global renewable energy sector employed 11 million people in 2018

As the world prepares to hop onto the clean energy wagon, the renewables job market is set for a boom in the coming future. Just in 2018, 11 million people around the world were employed by the renewable energy sector - an increase of 700,000 jobs from 2017, growing nearly seven percent in just one Read More...