Immigrant persons compose a large share of the United States labor force. In the 1990’s one out of every two new workers was an immigrant. Many, however, did not speak English or have strong academic credentials and skills (Capps, 1). In this article you will read about the immigrant persons’ skills position in America, what their occupational choices are, and a …Read More >
The InStepp Blog: Our Perspective
Visit the InStepp Blog often to get our perspective on issues and local events. Our bloggers continually scan the internet looking for news, ideas and other information of potential interest to our readers.
Employment opportunities for teens and early twenties have plummeted in recent years, according to a new study by the Brookings Institution. Just 26% of teens ages 16 to 19 had a job in 2011, down from 45% in 2000. That's the lowest rate on record in the post-World War II era. The Brookings study tracked youth employment among the 100 largest metro areas using …Read More >
If you find yourself looking for immigrant persons’ rights support groups, there are three which could be of great help. They are the North Carolina Chapter of the National Organization for Women, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the Ford Foundation. I will describe these groups and also tell you about immigrant persons’ housing rights in the United States. NC …Read More >
Is making the right food choices important? Do I need to be aware of the kinds of foods I am eating? Why should I stress about it? Is eating what I want a big deal? I have asked myself these questions and now, along with you, I will find the answers to them and the information I need to make better food choices. In an article tittled, Women’s Nutrition Needs Special …Read More >
A new resource is being offered by the United Way of the Greater Triangle to help low-income families pay for health insurance. In essence, they serve as a third party payer for six Blue Cross silver-level plans (and they are hoping to add other companies soon) to cover the costs of the premium for eligible families so that all families have to pay is their copays and …Read More >
Welcome to Our Perspective, the InStepp Blog. Initially, this blog will be updated on a bi-weekly basis. We hope to increase the frequency of our posts as time goes on. Our volunteer bloggers will be blogging about issues relevant to our mission and issues that are relevant to the client populations that we serve which include female survivors of domestic violence, …Read More >