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Better Work Providing On-Site Unemployment Assistance

Better Work Providing On-Site Unemployment Assistance

Key Points BETTER WORK Columbus is launching a new service allowing us to assist clients on-site. BETTER WORK provides connections to local resources and work opportunities.  Listening and responding to the needs of our community is how BETTER WORK better serves those...

Jobs For Life Collaborates With BETTER WORK in Columbus

Jobs For Life Collaborates With BETTER WORK in Columbus

A Partner For Life Several of the Chattahoochee Valley Poverty Reduction Coalition (CVPRC) member organizations attended the May 26th Jobs for Life class to share information on resources and talk with students about overcoming the roadblocks they face. Some of the...

Reality is Likely to be Far Less Rosy

Reality is Likely to be Far Less Rosy

Reality is likely to be less rosy... Some economists are hoping that inflation has peaked and will tick down in the coming months, after the pace of inflation slowed slightly in April. But Erik Randolph, director of research for the Georgia Center For Opportunity...

Why Nonprofits Should Care and What to Do

Why Nonprofits Should Care and What to Do

Key Takeaways: Welfare cliffs and marriage penalties are discouraging people from work and forming families. The cliffs and penalties may mean that our clients are locked into poverty for much longer than they would be otherwise and despite our best efforts. GCO has...

U.S. Gross Domestic Product Update

U.S. Gross Domestic Product Update

U.S. Gross Domestic Product update U.S. Gross Domestic Product declined at a 1.4% rate in the first quarter of 2022. The numbers surprised economists, who had predicted a 1% gain.The Georgia Center for Opportunity's (GCO) take: "The tab is coming due for all the...

An epidemic of teen depression (and what to do about it)

An epidemic of teen depression (and what to do about it)

An epidemic of teen depression (and what to do about it) Key Takeaways: In the last 10 years, the number of teens identifying as having "experienced persistent feelings of sadness and hopelessness" doubled. School connectedness was a key barometer of how well teens...

Passed: House Bill 517

Passed: House Bill 517

The Georgia General Assembly passed a bill, which increases the cap on our state's Tax Credit Scholarship Program On Monday, the Georgia General Assembly passed House Bill 517, which increases the cap on our state's Tax Credit Scholarship Program from $100 million to...

State Unemployment Rate Stands At a Record Low of 3.2%,

State Unemployment Rate Stands At a Record Low of 3.2%,

Unemployment rate stands at a record low of 3.2% On Friday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released state employment numbers for Georgia. They show that our state unemployment rate stands at a record low of 3.2%, the lowest since the BLS began tracking in 1976....

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Georgia nonprofit: New labor numbers show Georgia is benefitting

New data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics found that total nonfarm payrolls nationwide increased by 372,000 jobs in June, a higher-than-expected increase. At the same time, the national unemployment rate remained at 3.6%. A Georgia nonprofit says the real...

Georgia’s unemployment rate now stands at a record low of 3.0%

Key Points Georgia is one of 14 states to fully recover from pandemic-related job loss. States with severest lockdown are still struggling.  There's been a decline in labor force participation.  Georgia's unemployment rate now stands at a record low of 3.0% in...

America’s Labor Force Problem Goes Beyond Economics

Key Points Separation from the workforce is impacting mental, physical and social health of our communities. Some employees are choosing to leave or refuse work to stay ahead on bills. Government safety-net programs must be reconfigured to move people into work for...

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Deep Red Valleys Report

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Georgia's Welfare System Reference Guide

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An Alternative To Incarceration

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A High Price To Pay

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Increasing Employment Opportunities For Ex-Offenders

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Prisoner Reentry | The State of Corrections

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Prisoner Reentry

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Increasing Access to Quality Healthcare for Low-Income Uninsured Georgians

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Disincentives for Work and Marriage in Georgia's Welfare System White Paper

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Disincentives for Work and Marriage in Georgia's Welfare SystemExecutive Summary

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