Why Underrepresented People are Best Equipped to Rebuild Our Economy

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We stand today on the cusp of the most transformative labor market evolution in a century.  Until recently, this shift has been primarily defined by what’s been called the “4th Industrial Revolution.” This is the confluence of robotics, automation, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, and related advances that have already massively disrupted many industries…

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Case Study: Bridging the Opportunity Divide with Year Up Puget Sound

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Introduction In September of 2019, we brought on our first strategic workforce development partner, Year Up. They were the first of several and have paved the way for our mission-aligned, community based partnerships to help differentiate underrepresented job seekers in the interview. WholeStory’s introduction into Year Up’s program added significant value. A 2020 study showed…

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Hiring the unemployed, a competitive edge?

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As of yesterday, hundreds of thousands of people have either been laid off or their jobs lay in the balance, here in Washington State. As the rest of the U.S. responds to slow the spread of COVID-19, we may see millions of people laid off from almost every industry. Does that mean those people are…

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