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What We’re Reading

Don’t miss some of the biggest employment articles from the last days of January. Here is what JVS was reading:

Give the unemployed a second chance

Meet Bonita, a 46-year-old accounting certificate holder who feels employers don’t consider her because of her age and the two-year employment gap on her resume. Her situation is likely the result of bad timing, rather than skills gap or lack of talent. Employers must stop discriminating against applicants based on age and employment status, CNN reports and JVS agrees. Read more.

The truth behind SF’s rosy unemployment numbers

Are San Francisco’s unemployment numbers only “skin deep”? Are non-city residents moving into San Francisco to fill new lucrative tech jobs? For whom is the economic boom, asks The Examiner’s Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez in this Sherlockian quest. Read more.

 

Bay Area finally ready to tackle income inequality

San Francisco organizations and businesses are joining efforts to offer solutions to city’s income inequality problem. The San Francisco Foundation, the Tipping Point Community, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and other corporate partners create opportunities for nonprofit and for-profit skills programs. Read more.

 

The President’s Blueprint for Middle-Class Economics

America’s resurgence is real and the economy is growing, says President Obama. “Will we accept an economy where only a few of us do spectacularly well? Or will we commit ourselves to an economy that generates rising incomes and rising chances for everyone who makes the effort,” he asked. The President’s budget proposal aims to bring middle-class economics into the 21st Century. Read more.

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