Six Workforce Trends to Watch in 2021

The Center for State and Local Government Excellence (SLGE) helps local and state governments become knowledgeable and competitive employers so they can attract and retain a talented and committed workforce.

Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce Conference A Huge Success

The Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce (ILBCC) hosted two days of insightful symposiums and impactful workshops during its annual convention, themed “Surviving the Pandemics Virtual State Convention.” While the current climate has forced most organizations to scale down operations ...

PayPal Announces Additional $5 Million Grant Program for Black-Owned Businesses as COVID-19 Crisis Continues

PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL) recently announced an additional $5 million grant program that will further the company’s support for Black-owned businesses in the U.S., which have been disproportionately affected by the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new ...

Ben & Jerry’s and Colin Kaepernick Unite to Change the Whirled

Ben & Jerry’s is honoring Colin Kaepernick, one of the most prominent social activists, with his very own flavor: “Change the Whirled.”

Ideabar Awards $250K of In-Kind Services to The King Center through Empowering Equality Marketing Program

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center) has been awarded $250,000 of in-kind marketing services through “Empowering Equality,” a marketing program sponsored by Ideabar, a national marketing and media agency and Cox Enterprises company.

Mutual of America Announces Five Recipients of the 2020 Community Partnership Award

Mutual of America has announced the recipients of its 2020 Community Partnership Award, marking the 25th anniversary of the prestigious national competition. This year, five nonprofit organizations were selected for their outstanding contributions to society, in partnership with public, private ...

Women More Likely to Face Housing Insecurity in Pandemic-Led Recession

The pandemic-led recession is disproportionately hurting women in the workforce and is more likely to threaten their housing security.

Survey: Companies 3 Times More Willing to Hire Remote Workers Anywhere in US or World

With remote work becoming the new normal for many, more companies are now willing to not only hire remote workers, but hire them from anywhere.

Illinois Department of Insurance announces the start of ACA Marketplace Open Enrollment

Illinoisans can shop for health insurance on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Health Insurance Marketplace. Open Enrollment began Sunday, November 1 and runs through December 15, 2020.

#SheCanThrive2020 Grant Program to Support Black-Women Owned Small Businesses During COVID-19

McBride Sisters Collections, Inc. has launched their #SheCanThrive2020 grant program to support Black-women entrepreneurs whose businesses have been impacted as a result of COVID-19.

SHRM Research Shows Employers Offering Paid Leave Has Increased

A voluntary, comprehensive, and uniform federal paid leave framework is necessary to meet the needs of a modern, 21st century workplace, SHRM (the Society for Human Resource Management) recently wrote in a response to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Women’s ...

BMO Harris Bank Launches Community Impact Webinar Series

BMO Harris Bank recently announced the launch of its new Community Impact Webinar Series. The ongoing series will serve as a free resource for members in the community to obtain important information on key financial topics.

Hospitals Hit Setbacks on Road to Recovery

August was a challenging month for hospitals nationwide as margins declined across the board, reflecting continued volatility in the sixth month of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Kaufman Hall September National Hospital Flash Report.

African American State & Local Government Employees Have Higher Concerns About Health and Financial Risks of COVID-19

A national poll of state and local employees finds that African American workers are more concerned than their colleagues about the potential health and economic impacts of COVID-19. Thirty-nine percent of African American state and local employees are worried about ...

GetSmarter Unveils Findings on the Future of Work with New Report

GetSmarter, a 2U, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWOU) brand, recently announced the results of a survey exploring the future of work, as accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The “Future of Work is Here” data highlights the value of continued learning as technology ...