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Helping students think about work

Career Day was designed to reach the young people at three pivotal periods: students finishing seventh grade, who will be applying to high schools in the fall; high school juniors, who will be applying to colleges; and high school seniors entering the workforce who will be looking for jobs. From: The Philadelphia Public School Notebook […]

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‘I just give up’: As U.S. unemployment falls, life still hard for Philadelphians out of work

While the U.S. unemployment rate has fallen to an 18-year low, life remains difficult for the roughly 44,000 Philadelphians without jobs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ May jobs report, the U.S. unemployment rate currently sits at 3.8 percent, or about 6.1 million Americans. In Philadelphia, the unemployment rate has also been declining, but it remains higher than the national rate at 5.3 percent. From: WHYY […]

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Wake Up With WURD: Helen Gym

Philadelphia City Councilwoman Helen Gym talks to the Wake Up With WURD team about her Fair Work Week legislation and how it could impact the lives of Philadelphians who live with great economic instability. […]