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Women in Business Challenge Pitch Highlights Five Female Entrepreneurs, Awards $10K to DyverseCity

The Urban League of Greater New Orleans Women in Business Challenge is focused on educating and empowering women entrepreneurs in the city. The Challenge Pitch that took place (March 21) is the culmination of the Urban IDEA Center four-month business program that selected ten women to participate in the inaugural 2013 cohort.
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Creating Jobs and Fighting Unemployment

Working with partners like Allstate, the National Urban League helps young people at risk enter and succeed in the workforce.

Life was a daily struggle for Owen Williams, 24, a high school dropout who lost his job at Wal-Mart two years ago. The single father from West Palm Beach, Fla., urgently needed to find a way to support his two boys, now three and four.
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Support Our Petition: Raise the Minimum Wage

Imagine working 40 hours a week, but still worrying about putting food on the table - or having to choose between paying your housing bill or your heating bill. Imagine working 40 hours a week and barely making enough to live, let alone save or plan for the future. Imagine working full-time and still being poor with no way out or up.

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Distinguished Speaker Finds Success Through Connections

The Online Rocket: Speaker Finds Success Through Connections

Many college students strive to become professionals. Many also want to find a job right out of graduation doing something they enjoy.

Rock PRoductions welcomed a young professional, Sabrina Saunders as part of their Distinguished Speaker Series on Wednesday evening in Eisenburg auditorium. Read more »

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Webinar: Unleash the Power of Mentors — March 5

Webinar: Unleash the Power of Mentors — March 5

Jobs Rebuild America: More than a Slogan

Since Jobs Rebuild America (JRA) began in May 2013, we have successfully launched two new federal employment and training programs, as well as a privately funded employer-driven training program focused on food services.  We have also continued to enroll participants from all around the country in the broad swath of employment programs united under the banner of Jobs Rebuild America.
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FAA Looking to Hire 10,000 Air Traffic Controllers

The Federal Aviation Administration announced a plan last month to hire and train over ten thousand air traffic controllers over the next decade, according to its Air Traffic Controller Workforce Plan 2013-2022.According to the plan, the FAA expects to hire 6,200 controllers over the next five years to staff its 315 air traffic control facilities and its national Command Center, with mo Read more »

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National Urban League Response to State of the Union Address

National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s fifth State of the Union Address:

We were encouraged to hear President Obama articulate a vision – and practical proposals – that speak to the hopes and aspirations of all Americans, particularly those who have yet to achieve their American dream.
 
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2014 State of the Union Twitter Watch Party

President Obama to Focus on Income Gap, Education in State of the Union Address

President Obama reportedly will focus on income inequality in his upcoming State of the Union address. He is expected to renew his call for an increase in the minimum wage as well as for an extension of federal unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed.

The president has stepped up his messaging on income inequality and economic mobility in recent months, and gave a major address in which he called income disparity “the defining challenge of our time.”

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