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10 Million Reasons for Work and Career Readiness Education
Blog from JA USA

 By Jack E. Kosakowski, President & CEO of Junior Achievement USA

Corporate Responsibility

Recently, and for the first time, the number of job openings in the United States exceeded 10 million, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary (JOLTS) Report. At the same time, there are more than 7 million who are eligible to work but who are...

Inflation, Scarcity, and Teachable Moments
Blog from JA USA

 By Jack E. Kosakowski, President & CEO of Junior Achievement USA

Financial Literacy

Most Americans under the age of 40 are experiencing something they haven’t before; inflation. With the exception of a brief period at the beginning of the Great Recession in 2008, inflation has been restrained for nearly four decades. That means prices rising at a pronounced rate in a short amount of time is a new experience for many Millennials and members of Generation...

Welcoming Marlaina Trepanier to the JA Team

 By Jeffrey Pelletier

Corporate Responsibility

Junior Achievement of Southern Massachusetts is excited to announce the addition of Marlaina Trepanier as our Regional Education Manager. This newly created position will focus on the expansion of Junior Achievement's education programs across Greater Fall River, Greater Taunton and Greater...

Why Work Needs Meaning
Blog from JA USA

 By Jack E. Kosakowski

Corporate Responsibility

Much has been made in recent months about “The Great Resignation,” the tendency of young workers, primarily Millennials and Generation Z, to quit their jobs to pursue higher-paying, higher growth...

The Payoff Behind Time Management
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry

Work Readiness

From the start of life, we learn how to prioritize daily events. From waking up to dinner time to bedtime, we become accustomed to routines. Time management, or what some may say “personal management,” follows the same guidelines, only we adjust our day to fit the non-routine elements better. While this soft skill benefits children of all ages in their learning, it has the long-term impact of...

Qualities and Skills that Transfer to Entrepreneurial Success
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry

Entrepreneurship

Every parent wants their child to succeed. To find their "niche" where their personality and skills will pay off in the long run. Fortunately, there is a professional space that is full of possibility and innovation for...

Job Vacancies' Reaching an All-Time High & What it Means for Teens
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry

Work Readiness

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the last business day of March 2021 brought a record high of 8.1 million job openings in the United States. Among those hiring, industries including accommodation and food services, state and local government education, arts, entertainment, and recreation experiences experienced the most significant workers'...

JA Supporter of the Week: Michael Correia

 By JASM

Community Involvement

For his service on our Board of Directors and his outstanding efforts as a JA volunteer … we are excited to announce JA Board Member Michael Correia of BankFive as our JA Supporter of the...

JA Supporter of the Week: Patricia Kane

 By JASM

Community Involvement

For her dedication to preparing students for success through engaging learning opportunities like Junior Achievement … we are excited to announce Patricia Kane of Dartmouth High School as our JA Supporter of the...

JA Supporter of the Week: John Lapointe

 By JASM

Community Involvement

For his service on our Board of Directors, his outstanding support of our programmatic and fundraising events, and his dedication to our mission … we are excited to announce JA Board Member John Lapointe of The Lapointe Insurance Agency as our JA Supporter of the...



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