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    By Dianne Anderson Seeing how Blacks suffered the worst of all racial groups during the pandemic only made Dr. Nosakhere Thomas more determined to get the community on the right career track into good-paying union jobs. Through the Inland Empire Black Workers Center, lower-skilled workers are moving into the High Roads Training Partnerships through a ...
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    By Aldon Thomas Stiles This past Friday, the California Labor & Workforce Development Agency joined forces with both Riverside and San Bernardino County at the first annual Inland Empire Workforce Development Summit. “I can assure you… that the Inland Empire is a very serious priority for Secretary Palugyai and Gov. Gavin Newsom,” said Dr. Angelo ...
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    By Dianne Anderson This month marks the 110th anniversary for Rialto, which has come a long way from its historic vineyards and orange groves since it was first incorporated as a city in 1911. Next up, add a high-end hotel to several projects in the works that will make friends and family as proud as ...
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    By Charlene Crowell Closing gaps would create 1.7M jobs, add $300-450B to the economy As the global pandemic continues to take lives and infect multiple generations, virtually every dimension of life is challenged. And people with the fewest financial resources before COVID-19 are being challenged more than ever before. It is both a challenge and ...
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    More than 500 formerly incarcerated individuals will have the opportunity to clear their records and get the resources and connections they need to secure employment opportunities during an Expungement and Hiring Event later this month. The event will be held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on May 27 at The Way World Outreach, 4680 Hallmark Parkway ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Any excursion this summer to break through the four walls of pandemic constriction is sure to feel like an exciting vacation getaway for kids and youth. It’s been an ugly pent-up year, but the city of Long Beach parks is getting kids safely back together again with what looks like the start ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Another round of unemployment benefits may be on the table, but not everyone is eligible to receive the extra $300, possibly $400, weekly payout expected to come down through the latest extension that may carry on until December 31. For all those still looking for work, Pastor Paul Jones has been holding ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Be ready to open the door when, not if, the Census comes knocking. But there is a way everyone can avoid that knock. Unlike any other time in history since the Census began, this generation has one advantage. They can fill out their census questionnaires online. The Census Bureau is telling everyone ...
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    By Dianne Anderson It’s that time of decade again when people tend to pull down the shades and pretend they don’t hear the knock. But rest assured, the Census enumerators will miss no door, and will likely come around more than once until that form is filled out. Community leaders are urging the Black and ...
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    Representative Pete Aguilar announced that Citadel Community Development Corporation, a San Bernardino-based nonprofit, received a grant of $1,500,000 from the United States Department of Labor. The grant funding will allow Citadel to carry out its mission of helping formerly-incarcerated Inland Empire residents re-enter the workforce by funding on-the-job training and support for new hires. “Whether it’s ...