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May 6, 2014 > Finding jobs

Finding jobs

Submitted By Severn Williams

Finding solutions for persistent unemployment among East Bay residents is the subject of a new report by the East Bay Community Foundation. The report spotlights practical ways in which employers, government job-training programs and jobs-focused nonprofit organizations can all work together to increase employment among individuals in the shadows of unemployment.

The report is a follow-up to the FoundationÕs 2009 study, Putting the East Bay to Work. The 2009 research and the new report are aimed at reducing poverty in the East Bay -- specifically among the 325,000 residents of Alameda and Contra Costa counties, 12 percent of the total population, living below the Federal Poverty Level.

Both the full current report and executive summary are available on the FoundationÕs website at www.ebcf.org.

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