Assumptions about why unemployment is so high could be totally wrong, says a recent editorial in the Wall Street Journal by Peter Cappelli, a professor at U. Penn’s Wharton School of Business. According to Manpower Group, 52% U.S. companies report difficulty filling jobs and 47% of companies blame job seekers’ lack of hard skills. But Cappelli’s editorial argues that the problem doesn’t lie squarely on the shoulders of un-skilled job seekers or a lacking educational system, but on inflexible employers and out of date hiring practices. Cappelli writes, “Finding candidates to fit jobs is not like finding pistons to fit engines…Jobs can be organized in many different ways so that candidates who have very different credentials can do them successfully.”
Among his proposed solutions:
• Companies should work with community colleges and educators to tailor coarse work to the specific needs of employers.
• Bring back apprenticeships providing on the job training to new employees at a significant pay reduction/cost benefit to employers.
• Promote from within and create pathways for advancement within companies reversing the trend of filling more than two-thirds of vacancies from outside job seekers.
The Native Health Initiative (NHI) youth presentation titled “Youth Leading the Way” at the New Mexico Public Health Association’s annual conference on April 27th, 2011.
High School students will presented on their efforts to create healthier, more sustainable communities.
Youth Producer Thema Fenderson of Generation Justice interviews United States Congressman Ben Ray Lujan at the 18th Annual Cesar Chavez Celebration and Festival.
Victor Torres of Generation Justice interviews Dolores Huerta, co-founder of The United Farm Workers Union, at the 18th Annual Cesar Chavez March. The event took place at the Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
On April 5, 2011, New Mexicans came together on the University of New Mexico campus to give Governor Susana Martinez a message: Sign House Bill 172 and Ban Corporal Punishment in New Mexican Schools. A few community members share their thoughts here.
By Jonquilyn Hill
I’ve been avoiding making this post for sometime now. Because I hate the cliches associated with it. And once you post it people always think you’re dopey, corny, pining, angry, etc. I promise I’m none of those things. This is just something that’s been on my heart, and hopefully it’ll touch the right people at the right time. So, here it goes:
It’s everywhere. At least the idea of it is anyway. Turn on the radio, read a book, even look at your tumblr dashboard and you’ll see it.Read more...
By Thema Fenderson
After interacting with our guests and hearing their amazing stories, I have to admit I did a lot of searching. The car ride that followed was probably filled with more thought than I’ve done in a long time, and to be honest, I was definitely not expecting this going in.
I was raised Christian and was taught, growing up, that anything Jewish or Israeli is our friend. Until I was about eight, I attended a Christian Synagogue with my grandmother where I was taught about the Torah, the Hebrew language, Jewish prayers, and other various parts of Jewish culture. We celebrated Passover every year and I was a master at playing dreidel. So, when I was told about the speakers, I knew I would have to do a little more research to lessen my bias. I went in with an open mind.
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KUNM Youth Radio Project partners with the Native American Professional Parent Resources, Inc. (NAPPR) and Everyday Democracy to document the Strong Starts for Children Initiative.Read more...
KUNM Youth Radio partners with the UNM Family Development Program and Everyday Democracy to document the Strong Starts for Children Initiative.Read more...
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“People living through the wars ask me what I do this for, put the world in its place before it puts you in yours”- Voices of the Voiceless (Lowkey MC)
Lately, I’ve been getting remarks from people in my life wondering why I do what I do when it comes to my activism and solidarity for the Palestinian Cause. It’s hard for me to reply to them, because to me this cause is so much more than me wanting to stand in solidarity with my people.
So right here is my answer to why I do what I do:
Everyone has interesting stories about days at school that go differently than planned. These stories, are no exception. The KUNM Youth Radio Project collected various stories about in-school experiences and here are a couple student's perspectives. Read along while students describe particularly interesting days at their schools. School names, teacher's names and student's names are left anonymous. Several of these stories may strike you as relatable and several of you may even remember similar circumstances in your schools. If you have any experiences that you would like to share as readers, it is encouraged to share those stories.Read more...
By Ghadah Jawad
The first thing that you question is “What is the DREAM Act?” The DREAM Act stands for the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors. The DREAM Act is a legislation that would allow and give an opportunity for immigrants to get an education and live here in the United States. That way the immigrants could have a good paying job and go to college. There are only a few states, including New Mexico, that allow immigrants to come to the U.S. and get an education.Read more...