employment http://wfpl.org en Louisville Ranks 4th Among Peer Cities For Women In Science, Engineering, Tech and Math Jobs http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-ranks-4th-among-peer-cities-women-science-engineering-tech-and-math-jobs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When Suzanne </span>Bergmeister<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was young, her parents said she could be anything she wanted. &nbsp;</span></p><p>So she became an engineer.</p><p>When she graduated from Rutgers’ University College of Engineering in 1984 “less than 20 percent” of women were pursuing a career in engineering, she said.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9600 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Ranks 4th Among Peer Cities For Women In Science, Engineering, Tech and Math Jobs Code Louisville Aims to Expand the Region's Available Tech Talent http://wfpl.org/post/code-louisville-aims-expand-regions-available-tech-talent <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Aaron Wyatt wanted to learn how to develop computer software so fiercely that he almost went to San Francisco to spend $18,000 on a six-month program. &nbsp;But then, a similar program was offered in Louisville.</span></p><p>"It kept me home," he said.</p><p>Plus, it was free and took nearly half the time.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jacob Ryan 8900 at http://wfpl.org Code Louisville Aims to Expand the Region's Available Tech Talent Ford Grants $100,000 to Promote Career Readiness Among High Schoolers http://wfpl.org/post/ford-grants-100000-promote-career-readiness-among-high-schoolers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A $100,000 grant from Ford Motor Company will help transform some&nbsp; Jefferson County high schools into career-themed academies.</span></p><p>The grant comes after 18 months of collaboration between &nbsp;JCPS &nbsp;officials and community leaders to develop a plan that will help prepare students for life after graduation.</p><p>JCPS Superintendant Donna Hargens said the <a href="https://fordngl.com/">Ford Next Generation Learning</a> program will help connect the classroom to the workplace.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 15:25:50 +0000 Jacob Ryan 8776 at http://wfpl.org Ford Grants $100,000 to Promote Career Readiness Among High Schoolers Winter Weather Chills Donations to Goodwill Stores in Kentucky http://wfpl.org/post/winter-weather-chills-donations-goodwill-stores-kentucky <p>A donation deficit at Goodwill stores across Kentucky is putting pressure on the organization’s budget.</p><p>Business traditionally slows down during winter months, but this year has been unusually affected by the cold weather, said Heather Hise, spokesperson for <a href="http://www.goodwillky.org/">Goodwill Industries in Kentucky</a>.</p><p>“Compared to last year, we are down 10,000 donations,” Hise said.</p><p>The decreased numbers of donations has led to more than just a smaller selection on shelves—it has also affected &nbsp;employees.</p> Sun, 02 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Jacob Ryan 8725 at http://wfpl.org Winter Weather Chills Donations to Goodwill Stores in Kentucky Strange Fruit: LGBTQ People of Color in the Workplace http://wfpl.org/post/strange-fruit-lgbtq-people-color-workplace <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/124010644&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><br /> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 17:33:25 +0000 Laura Ellis 7839 at http://wfpl.org Strange Fruit: LGBTQ People of Color in the Workplace Kentucky Unemployment Rate Stays Flat at 8.2 Percent http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-unemployment-rate-stays-flat-82-percent <p><a href="http://www.workforcekentucky.ky.gov/cgi/dataanalysis/labForceReport.asp?menuchoice=LABFORCE">The latest numbers</a> show Kentucky&#39;s unemployment rate staying flat from May to June.</p><p>The Office of Employment and Training says the jobs rate remained at 8.2 percent, which matches the national jobless figure.</p><p>This ends a long trend of monthly declines in the unemployment rate. The rate was 8.8 at the beginning of this year, and 9.6 in June of last year.</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 16:09:00 +0000 Gabe Bullard 1064 at http://wfpl.org Speed Museum Begins Staff Re-Organization http://wfpl.org/post/speed-museum-begins-staff-re-organization <p>The Speed Art Museum has eliminated eight full-time staff positions. The cuts were made in anticipation of the Speed&rsquo;s $50 million renovation and expansion project, which will close the museum to the public until September 2015.</p><p>The affected positions are spread throughout the museum&rsquo;s divisions and include jobs in visitor experience, collections, facilities, education, IT and security.</p> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 20:24:28 +0000 Erin Keane 565 at http://wfpl.org Legal Protection in Louisville: Diane Moten, Defining Fairness http://wfpl.org/post/legal-protection-louisville-diane-moten-defining-fairness <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When asked to describe herself, Diane&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Moten</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;says: "I’m just a simple person. I work with the homeless. I’m a part time nanny. I like to bike, I like to run and walk. Actually, I’m also a minister. The church ordained me last year. I say that in some situations to be helpful to folks when I do jail visits or hospital visits. I’m a pretty outgoing person, and I’m the type of person, if you’re willing to ask me a question, I’ll answer any question anyone wants me to answer."</span></p><p>Years before the city of Louisville offered legal protections to residents based on their sexual orientation and gender identity, Diane Moten was working at a daycare center when coworker asked her if she was a lesbian. She answered yes, and was fired within a week; her employer said she could no longer be trusted around children.</p><p> Thu, 10 May 2012 10:30:00 +0000 Laura Ellis 481 at http://wfpl.org Legal Protection in Louisville: Diane Moten, Defining Fairness