Highlights and News

Jul 16, 2014

Millenials stressed by debt, especially women, study finds

Millennials are struggling with debt, with a significant discrepancy between genders in earning, investing and saving, new reports show.

The 2014 Wells Fargo Millennial Study, which details young Americans' attitudes and practices on savings and investments, finds the most common source of financial stress is debt-related, primarily concerning credit card, mortgage and student loan burdens.

Jul 14, 2014

Retirees plan on working, some for fun, some for need

Almost half of American retirees are working or plan to work, and 72 percent of workers contemplating retirement say they want to work after they retire, according to a report by Merrill Lynch and Age Wave, a "thought leader on population aging."

Jul 11, 2014

Congress OK's Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act

We are pleased to report that both chambers of Congress have overwhelmingly passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. This bipartisan legislation reauthorizes the federal Workforce Investment Act, which includes a number of critical workforce and education/training programs serving adults, youths and dislocated workers. The legislation now goes to the president for his signature.

Jul 10, 2014

State prepares students to succeed in 'middle-skill' jobs

We've written previously about "middle-skill" jobs and how important they are to Colorado workers, their families and businesses across the state.

These are good-paying positions – licensed practical nurse, carpenter, claims adjuster, to name just a few – that require some education above high school but not a four-year college degree. They are jobs that pay good wages, jobs that sustain families and put them on a path to self-sufficiency.

Jul 2, 2014

Fewer working moms may be tied to high child-care cost

Mothers have been working less in recent years, possibly because of the high – and rising – cost of child care, according to Supporting Low-Income Workers Through Refundable Child-Care Credits, a recent report by the Hamilton Project.

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