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Public Programs Leverage Goodwill® to Address Long-Term Unemployment

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Public Programs Leverage Goodwill® to Address Long-Term Unemployment

A recent piece in The New York Times, “The Human Disaster of Unemployment,” noted that the number of people who have been out of work for longer than six months has increased significantly due to the recession, from 0.8 percent of the workforce in 2007 to 4.2 percent in 2010.

“Long-term unemployment is experienced disproportionately by the young, the old,

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Proposed Legislation Could Hurt Programs That Help Job Seekers

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Proposed Legislation Could Hurt Programs That Help Job Seekers

Twelve-and-a-half million people in the United States are currently unemployed, and 5.1 million have been out of a job for over six months. For individuals struggling to find work, federally funded employment and social services programs are crucial resources on the road to employment.

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives Budget Committee worked to advance

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Job Creation and Skills Training Should Be a Priority this Election

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Goodwill® Remains Hopeful about Bipartisan Job Training Bill

Goodwill® knows all too well the various employment challenges that many Americans face. As the election season heats up, voters want candidates to focus on getting people back to work. A recent poll conducted by Glassdoor, an online jobs and career firm found two-thirds of respondents believe this should be a top priority of the presidential candidates.

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