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What the June inflation numbers mean for the poor

What the June inflation numbers mean for the poor

The inflationary environment in the U.S. and around the world continues to go from bad to worse. On July 13, the U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics announced that in June the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose by 1.3%, not seasonally adjusted.

Meet Eric Watson of Express Employment Professionals

Meet Eric Watson of Express Employment Professionals

Eric Watson and his wife started Express Employment Professionals almost two decades ago. They focus primarily on long-term contract staffing in manufacturing, warehousing logistics, office administration, and professional placement.

Don’t miss our upcoming family Breakthrough event

Don’t miss our upcoming family Breakthrough event

Helping people have healthy relationships will result in nothing less than full community transformation. That’s the theme of an upcoming Breakthrough event focused on family and relational health sponsored by the Georgia Center for Opportunity.

Roadblocks to work make the world a sticky place

Roadblocks to work make the world a sticky place

Key Points The hindrances to people finding work goes far beyond an unwillingness or inability to work. Those looking for work face many barriers that range from circumstantial to systemic and even policy roadblocks. It is important that we understand the roadblocks...

It’s Graduation Day!

It’s Graduation Day!

Key Points First graduating class of Jobs for Life and BETTER WORK Columbus partnership Jobs for Life and BETTER WORK are joining forces to get help lift people out of poverty On July 7th the first group 11 men and women graduated from the Better Work Jobs for Life...

What freedom and liberty mean through the eyes of the poor

What freedom and liberty mean through the eyes of the poor

We just celebrated Independence Day in the United States., a time to reflect on the blessings of freedom and liberty that we enjoy as citizens of this great nation. It is also time to look through the eyes of our neighbors to ensure they have access to opportunities.

Why one woman turned down a $70K job due to the benefits cliffs

Why one woman turned down a $70K job due to the benefits cliffs

Key Points Frankie made an unexpected choice when she turned down a $70,000 a year job opportunity while living in hotel housing. Oftentimes people on safety net services make rational choices to stay on these services because the system would punish them before they...

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...

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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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