America’s workforce has evolved since the nation celebrated its first Labor Day in 1894. Learn what skills tomorrow’s workers will need.
As Labor Day approaches, we take a closer look at the nation’s evolving workplace. The U.S. recently celebrated a 16-year low unemployment rate of 4.4 percent. Yet, employers are still looking to fill a record-breaking 6.2 million open jobs.
So with millions of job opportunities still available, where are the qualified workers? And what skills do workers need to compete for current and future employment?
The Town of Sahuarita, Arizona, is in the planning stages of building the Sahuarita Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center (SAMTEC).
Freeport-McMoRan’s Sierrita copper mine is located near Sahuarita, AZ and has granted $165,000 to aid in constructing the 32,000 square foot building that will host the Technology Center. SAMTEC has also received a federal grant through the U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration. The new tech park is expected to create new jobs and retain jobs for the community.
by Theo Ferguson; founder, Healing Living Systems and Stuart Valentine; founder, Centerpoint Investment Strategies
Imagine you are seated on a patio in the Tuscan countryside. The fresh mozzarella coupled with sweet tomatoes, ripe from the warm sun, pairs beautifully with the garlic sourdough bread and crisp local wine. The setting opens the heart and soothes the soul. The vineyard you overlook is in its crucial stage of ripening, that last conversion of acid to sugar, and the company of friends and family couldn’t be better.
Five-year investment aims to bridge the gap between high school students and summer job training
NEW YORK, May 22, 2017 /3BL Media/ – JPMorgan Chase & Co. today announced a $17 million, five-year commitment to U.S. cities working to increase the number of teens with access to quality summer work experiences that put them on a path to greater economic mobility. As part of the firm’s more than $325 million global investment in skills development, this nationwide effort will help equip young people with the skills and experiences they need to succeed and bridge the gap between the demand for summer jobs and the number of available positions.
Barclays has partnered with the Unreasonable Group to create Unreasonable Impact accelerators around the world. Together, we’re investing in entrepreneurial innovation to create some of the 212 million new jobs it’s estimated our global economy will need by 2020 to tackle expected levels of unemployment*.
Investing $14 Million in New Cruise Automation Development Facility
Expanding Self-Driving Technology Research and Development
SAN FRANCISCO, April 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ — General Motors today announced that it will add more than 1,100 new jobs and invest $14 million in a new research and development facility for Cruise Automation in San Francisco. These investments will allow Cruise Automation to expand development of self-driving technologies that will transform personal mobility.
Efforts to weaken fuel-economy and GHG rules rules risk slowing the economy
BOSTON, March 3, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Major U.S. businesses are urging the federal Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt to leave in place vehicle standards for passenger cars and light trucks.
In a letter delivered this week to Mr. Pruitt, the businesses pointed out that the standards are good for business and for the economy as a whole.
Aims to reduce youth unemployment in cities through first jobs, internships, business training and leadership development
NEW YORK, February 22, 2017 /3BL Media/– Citi today announced a global expansion of the Pathways to Progress initiative led by a Citi Foundation investment of $100 million to connect 500,000 young people, ages 16-24, to training and jobs over the next three years. This is the largest philanthropic commitment in the Citi Foundation’s history. Pathways launched in 2014 with a $50 million effort that helped more than 100,000 young people across 10 U.S.