What if someone held an election without political parties and no one showed up?
Heat Wave by Eric Klinenberg
University of Chicago Press, $27.50, 305 pages
The city’s desperate need for job training is finally getting some attention, but progress won’t come until the suits join bureaucrats and advocates at the table.
A review of Hands to Work: The Stories of Three Families Racing the Welfare Clock by LynNell Hancock
William Morrow, 308 pages, $25.95.
If new job training contracts run afoul of the law, the city’s haste to finally open job centers could lead to loss of federal job training funds.
Long-delayed, new contracts to start up six new job training centers might run afoul of the law.
The Workforce Investment Act is supposed to help the unemployed and underemployed get on track to solid careers. Now Congress has gouged its budget–and pokey New York may be one of the biggest losers.
What could New York City’s long-awaited new job training network look like? Look no further than Rochester, where taking care of businesses is job one.
Queens Borough Public Library exhibits Civil Rights photographs.
The Working Families Party, with more than 100,000 votes on the slate for Hillary Clinton, claims victory.