Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Jobs

by Ike Griffith, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Memphis youth is one of Mayor Jim Strickland’s top priorities since the beginning of his administration. During the Mayor’s first term, summer employment for youth grew from 1,000 to 1,750 (a...
by Mackenzie Lampner, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Economist Joseph Schumpeter suggests that, “the public finances are one of the best starting points for an investigation of society, especially ... of its political life.” What, then, do we learn...
Olympic Career Training Institute (OCTI) has secured the state certification to provide Commercial Driver’s License Training (CDL), and began offering its first training classes in Memphis in August. OCTI is a Department of Labor approved training provider that for the past...
Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has received the support of 16 elected county officials on an initiative raising the pay of temporary workers to $15 per hour. A memorandum of understanding supporting this action has been signed by the officials...
By George B. Cunningham, Texas A&M University (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Race-based discrimination is common in the hiring process. For example, racial minorities are less likely than whites to receive...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsN3oliLoVU When you've been out of work for a while, or even working a job that just doesn't fit anymore, there's nothing quite like hearing "You're hired!" to put a smile on your face. That's why Jeremy Chambers and Courtney...
Here’s a trick question: Two people of the same race apply for a job. Both have identical skills, education and experience. Both are referred by someone who already works at the company. Which one is more likely to be...
Mayor Jim Strickland unveiled “HireMemphis” Wednesday, a hiring initiative to get more young people working in the city. “In Memphis alone, there are 30,000 youth ages 16-24 who are neither employed nor in school,” Strickland said. “I see this as...
The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is taking another step this month to connect recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as Food Stamps) in Shelby County with meaningful work opportunities. TDHS is co-sponsoring a career, education...
Agape Child & Family Services is hiring for more than 30 jobs and is holding a career fair on Feb. 7. The local non-profit will increase its staff size by nearly 40 percent once all positions are filled. The agency...
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