JVS News

Not Just Any Job: How Next Generation Workforce Organizations Can Improve Job Quality

February 14, 2019
Paper 3 of The Catapult Papers, a series of essays on the future of workforce development and the kinds of workforce organizations that need to be created to expand opportunity for lower-income individuals and create competitive advantages for businesses in need of workers.
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JVS Uses Financial Coaching and More to Make a Difference

February 7, 2019
Money isn’t an easy topic. Discussing a raise, negotiating rent, or getting a good deal on a car loan make for awkward, stiff, and uncomfortable conversations. For families without stable finances, such topics are even more difficult. When financially fragile individuals and families lack knowledge or experience with money matters, their situation can grow exponentially worse over time.
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Getting Workforce Development Right

February 1, 2019
In those not so distant days, employers were inundated with resumes and inquiries from job seekers, even as they cut back on hiring. In response, as Northeastern University economist Alicia Modestino and her colleagues note, many employers raised hiring standards, requiring specific postsecondary credentials or additional years of experience—regardless of whether the job actually demanded it.
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Scaling Up: Lessons from the Front Lines

January 31, 2019
Paper 2 of The Catapult Papers, a series of essays on the future of workforce development and the kinds of workforce organizations that need to be created to expand opportunity for lower-income individuals and create competitive advantages for businesses in need of workers.
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Mass. Urged to Renew its Commitment to Adult Education

January 20, 2019
We encourage the state to continue its commitment to creative solutions to assist more adults in gaining the skills they need to join the workforce. Employers benefit from a new source of talent in this tight labor market, and students come off waiting lists and into the classroom and move better prepared into the workplace.
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