When it comes to workforce planning, it’s all about the numbers – of people, that is. Demographic data suggest impending labor shortages and increasingly tight labor markets, due to projections of weak growth in the working age population over the next 15 years. Continued immigration will help to fill some of the gaps, however, an increasing number of older workers are healthy and motivated to continue working. They could fill some of these deficits in the talent pool, and might want to do so for several reasons: to supplement their current income or retirement funds, obtain health insurance benefits, pursue an encore career, or just to remain active in the world of work.
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Alumna Darlene (MacIsaac) Hinojosa, a nurse practitioner and colonel in the Army Nurse Corps, U.S. Army Reserve, has been honored with the Connell School of Nursing’s 2016 Dean Rita P. Kelleher Award. Read the complete story
They’ve auditioned for American Idol, started international social media campaigns, and harvested crops on sustainable farms. Some of them are entering the “real world” with jobs lined up; others have direction but looser plans. But despite their varied interests—and whether they’re heading to Rockland, Maine, to work as a butcher’s assistant or New York City with hopes of making it big on Broadway—these eight class of 2016 graduates have two things in common: They’ve all called the Boston area home for the past four or so years, and they have some of the neatest post-grad plans around.
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It was past midnight, and all was quiet inside Robsham Theater, a sprawling performance space at Boston College.
Fred Vautour sponged down sinks, scrubbed toilets, and polished mirrors. Pushing a yellow cart loaded with a mop, broom, and cleaning supplies, he moved on to the hallway, where he swept up paper scraps and cleaned the large windows looking onto the campus. In the distance, the Gothic towers of Gasson Hall and Bapst Library faded into the dark sky. Read more about this story
Maura Lester McSweeney ’17, a philosophy major and international studies minor involved in advocacy work on behalf of social justice issues, has been awarded the 2016 Archbishop Oscar A. Romero Scholarship. Read more about this story
In 1981, Alex Truesdell‘s aunt Lynn Valley suffered a spinal injury that left her hands paralyzed. Watching (and helping) her uncle turn inexpensive, readily available materials into devices that enabled Valley to accomplish her daily activities inspired Truesdell to do the same for students at the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts, where she worked. Read the complet story.