A Boulder Daily Camera commentary outlining the findings of the national report, "Working Hard, Falling Short: America's Working Families and the Pursuit of Economic Security," which describes the difficulty low-income families have working their way to self-sufficiency.
A Boulder Daily Camera commentary summarizing the findings of the Bell Policy Center's "Opportunity Lost" report, which found: Coloradans work hard, but too many working folks struggle to get by; education and skills are the best predictors of whether hard work pays off; and Colorado does not invest enough in services that help adults improve their job skills.
DENVER, CO???.More than one in five working families in Colorado struggle to get by in jobs that do not enable them to meet their basic needs, according to a new report released today by the nonprofit Bell Policy Center. Yet Colorado does not invest enough in programs that help working adults gain the necessary skills and education to escape poverty and contribute more to the state's economy.