By Johnny C. Taylor , Jr. Published February 06, 2019 Opinion FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print video US job growth highest in 11 months NatWest Markets’ Michelle Girard, Capital Wave’s Shah Gilani and Future File Legacy Planning System’s Carol Roth discuss the numbers from the January jobs report. As the unemployment rate hovers at four percent, American businesses continue to experience a tightening labor market. There are seven million job openings in the U.S. right now, and hardly enough skilled workers, or people to fill them. Continue Reading Below The fact is, companies need more workers. And it’s time we stop overlooking valuable yet vulnerable talent pools, such as those with criminal records. MORE FROM FOXBUSINESS.COM... US COMPANIES PLEDGE TO CONSIDER FORMERLY INCARCERATED FOR JOBS TRUMP'S SOTU TOUTS JUICED JOB MARKET There are 2.3 million Americans behind bars. Every year, … [Read more...] about Employers should give job seekers with criminal records a second chance
PUBLISHED: 06:00 27 January 2019 | UPDATED: 16:16 27 January 2019 English teacher and Vice Principle for student welfare, Elanor Westbury, helping year 11 student Jaileigh Allen, in the new 'Forward Step' exclusion centre at King's Lynn Academy. Picture: Ella Wilkinson Archant A west Norfolk school is blazing a trail in care and education for children on the verge of exclusion with a groundbreaking £200,000 centre – where pupils say they are given “a second chance”. Forward Step at King’s Lynn Academy opened in September 2018 to provide a learning space for pupils at risk of being excluded, as part of a long-term plan to improve behaviour and performance across the school.Built in a former classroom block, the centre currently has 22 students taking all or most of their lessons there while they work towards reintegrating into the main school. A ‘last resort’Principal Alan Fletcher says the entire school is reaping benefits, as well as the … [Read more...] about ‘They have given us a second chance’
By Philip Pullella PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis visited a juvenile jail in Panama on Friday to comfort young people who could not leave to attend a global gathering of Catholic youth, and the pontiff urged society to give offenders everywhere a second chance. Francis, 82, travelled by car to the town of Pacora, east of Panama City, for a prayer service with the 200 juvenile inmates at the institution, considered a model one for Latin America. The young inmates are required to take vocational training courses and are helped by a team of social workers, psychologists and teachers. Francis, a strong supporter of rehabilitation of inmates and an opponent of life imprisonment, has visited many prisons in Italy and on his overseas trips. He has called for a worldwide ban on the death penalty and under his watch last year the Catholic Church formally changed its teaching to declare capital punishment inadmissible in any circumstance. "Friends, each of us is much more than our labels," … [Read more...] about Pope visits youth jail in Panama, urges second chance for all inmates
Bobby Cherry, KCRA Published 8:14 am PST, Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Rudolph survived euthanasia drugs in an overcrowded animal shelter in Oklahoma. Rudolph survived euthanasia drugs in an overcrowded animal shelter in Oklahoma. Photo: Kings Harvest Pet Rescue No Kill Shelter Photo: Kings Harvest Pet Rescue No Kill Shelter Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Rudolph survived euthanasia drugs in an overcrowded animal shelter in Oklahoma. Rudolph survived euthanasia drugs in an overcrowded animal shelter in Oklahoma. Photo: Kings Harvest Pet Rescue No Kill Shelter 'Miracle dog': Puppy wakes up after being euthanized, earns second chance at life 1 / 1 Back to Gallery A puppy … [Read more...] about ‘Miracle dog’: Puppy wakes up after being euthanized, earns second chance at life
Opinion PUBLISHED: 05:30 12 January 2019 Paul Geater Mr Holdcroft has come under fire from many who point out Ipswich's attractions like Christchurch Park opening on to Ipswich School. Picture: PAUL GEATER Archant Irritation is growing over the reports that Suffolk Coastal’s deputy leader Geoff Holdcroft appeared to describe Ipswich as a “cesspit” during a heated planning meeting earlier this month. New investment has seen fountains installed on Ipswich Cornhill. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNBut there is also growing concern that his comments reflect a general feeling among people living in rural Suffolk – including local politicians.It’s been said that a few years ago Suffolk Coastal councillors in private meetings described the county town in even less flattering language – using words that we could not countenance publishing!This all suggests that for all the millions spent on improving Ipswich – the … [Read more...] about Why do Suffolk people dislike Ipswich so much, or give it second chance?