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New Workforce Readiness Program helping to find solutions for family homelessness and home insecurity.
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Columnist Arthur Johnson addresses wage theft, who is vulnerable to it and District government’s response: The Wage Theft Amendment Act.
Mayor Muriel Bowser presented her fiscal year 2018 budget to the District’s Council April 4. Focusing on public education, affordable housing and relief for District taxpayers, government officials and advocacy groups alike have questioned all D.C. residents’ ability to share in the city’s “inclusive prosperity” under the proposal.
Ms.Smith hadn’t been selling the paper due to a new temporary job. But, now she’s back and excited to see her customers.
D.C.’s Committee on Labor & Workforce Development held a performance oversight hearing on March 15 where public and government witnesses testified on the work of D.C.’s Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity, the Workforce Investment Council and the Department of Employment Services. Much of the dialogue centered on the District’s implementation of the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act, a 2014 federal law that aims to help job seekers and employers find each other efficiently.
Street Sense vendor Jeff McNeil shares his thoughts on raising the minimum wage and how it may be harmful to the poor.
Eviction companies are still illegally paying the homeless below minimum wages to put out other people on the street. Street Sense editor reported his first hand experience on an eviction truck. Reprinted with permission from Washington CityPaper.
Feature interview with legendary journalist Gay Talese, best known for defining the style of literary journalism. Talese touches on what the growing number of people experiencing homelessness says about our society, his endeavors to help panhandlers modernize their signs, and how he came to know his neighbors on the street in East Manhattan.
Nancy Ware from CSOSA discusses how D.C. residents under supervision can be especially vulnerable to homelessness, and the work CSOSA and other agencies do to help citizens returning from incarceration find stable housing and employment.
A social worker explains struggles homeless individuals face when seeking employment.
Street Sense vendor believes Trump could be the answer to his unemployment.
A vendor profile on Juan Callejón.
Moving Up discusses how the new presidential administration could impact jobs, wages and healthcare.
Vendor/artist Aida Basnight describes her experience with Together We Bake, a micro-baking business that provides empowerment classes for women.
The DCRA honored Daniel Gibson and Quanya Reese, two graduates of the DCRA pre-apprenticeship program at Dunbar High School who have been hired as housing inspectors. Reese and Gibson discussed their experience in the program, and representatives from District government touted the program as a path to a middle-class jobs.
Nonprofits rely on unpaid volunteers and interns to serve the community. But for volunteers assaulted or harassed on the job, a confusing web of laws and regulations can make seeking justice a Herculean task.
Joseph Jackson shares his frustration with the outcome of the election.
Arthur Johnson tells readers how to rebuild their credit.