Posts Tagged by jobs
|September 2, 2011||Posted by M. P. under Budget, Education, News|
Today’s news that zero jobs had been added to the national economy in the month of August acts as a wet blanket on the hopeful chatter about the end of the recession, particularly for the un-and underemployed and their families. The continuing impact of the recession and related budgetary cuts on Pennsylvania’s middle class is outlined in a new report from The Keystone Research Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania entitled, Under Attack: Pennsylvania’s Middle Class and the Jobs Crisis. The report details the economic challenges facing millions of Pennsylvania residents as they face the age of austerity in the form of severe budget cuts, less access to benefits, declining pay for most and higher costs, especially in college education.
The Center released some highlights of the report, including,
- The 2010 unemployment rate in Pennsylvania (8.7%) was the highest rate in the state in 30 years.
- Pennsylvania’s higher education in-state tuition average ($10,761) is far above the national average of $6,829.
- The average debt ($27,066) of Pennsylvania college graduates entering the workforce was the 7th highest in the nation.
The report, co-published by Keystone Research Center and the national policy center Demos, is available for download at the Center’s website.
|January 6, 2011||Posted by M. P. under Technology||
The Technology Collaborative (TTC), a non-profit, technology-based economic development organization with a mission to grow companies in the areas of robotics, cyber-security and digital technology, recently released the 2010 data on their activities with member companies across Pennsylvania. Points of interest include:
- Funding 11 project teams a total of $1.2 million for technology commercialization
- Providing subsidies to 25 Collaborative member companies for worker training and/or internships
- Receiving a grant to assist in making Southwestern Pennsylvania a desirable region for world-wide robotics companies
Learn more about The Technology Collaborative (TTC) programs and accomplishments at their website.
|November 10, 2010||Posted by M. P. under Children and Family, Education, News, Philanthropy, Youth Development||
BNY Mellon is launching a $6 million, five-year workforce development initiative to assist youth transitioning into independence and adulthood. BNY Mellon will partner with public and non-profit agencies in the United States, United Kingdom and Asia to enhance education, vocational training and career development opportunities for these at-risk youth.
In Pittsburgh, BNY Mellon is partnering with Auberle, Familylinks, Family Services of Western Pennsylvania and Holy Family Institute to assist with the transition of youth aging out of the foster care system. Each organization will receive $250,000 for programming during the first year of the initiative.
Hear more about this global initiative from Bob Kelly, CEO of BNY Mellon: