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What the Jobs Numbers Don’t Tell Us—and Why It Matters

Official unemployment rates may be low, but they don’t reflect the number of people out of the workforce, underemployed or lacking the skills to get good jobs. “We need to disaggregate these numbers,” LISC CEO Maurice Jones said in a front page article in The Guardian newspaper. By 2025, the US will have 16 ...

From National LISC:

Going Back to School to Get Back to Work

Developing the right skills to compete in growing employment sectors is critical to families and to local economies. But what really works to build up long-term financial stability? LISC’s Chris Walker takes a look at the outcomes of research on workforce development programs—especially those that bundle education, training and placement with a broader ...

Bank of America supports Houston LISC's efforts to spur economic gains

The Houston office of Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) today announced a $35,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to support programs focused on reviving local economies, including efforts to help residents increase their financial stability and build employment skills required to compete for middle-class jobs.