September 2016, Part I

September 2016, Part I NATIONAL ROUNDUP Advancing Education, Advancing Employees. Ellen Davis, Senior Vice President of Research and Strategic Initiatives and Executive Director of the National Retail Federation Foundation, penned an op-ed for Huffington Post Voices on Sept. 1 to … Read More

August 2016, Part III

August 2016, Part III NATIONAL ROUNDUP NRAEF Study Highlights Advantages Of First Jobs In Restaurant Sector. This week, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) unveiled new data from a skills study detailing the opinions of nearly 5,000 Americans who … Read More

August 2016, Part II

August 2016, Part II NATIONAL ROUNDUP Positive Changes Rolling Across The Service Industry. In “10 Refreshing Ways The Service Industry Is Changing,” Thrillist’s Jen Murphy details ten ways that restaurants are reshaping the service industry. A few list items echo … Read More

August 2016, Part I

August 2016, Part I   NATIONAL ROUNDUP   Celebrating Women In The Retail Industry. On July 27, the National Retail Federation teamed up with QVC at the Democratic National Convention for an event celebrating Women in Retail. The event, which … Read More

July 2016, Part II

  July 2016, Part II NATIONAL ROUNDUP Education Wins At Cleveland Restaurant. As part of a story leading up to the Republican National Convention,The Washington Post profiled Cleveland restaurant Edwins (short for “education wins”), which is mostly staffed by ex-offenders to give them a … Read More

July 2016, Part I

July 2016, Part I NATIONAL ROUNDUP Ohio Restaurant Gives People A Second Chance. On July 5, The Columbus Dispatch reported on Hot Chicken Takeover, a local restaurant that employs individuals who might face a barrier to employment. The story, “Ex-offenders … Read More

June 2016, Part II

June 2016, Part II NATIONAL ROUNDUP The Benefits Of Valuing Employees. On June 20, Bill Thorne, Senior Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs at the National Retail Federation, penned an op-ed on the benefits and value of employees as … Read More

June 2016, Part I

June 2016, Part I NATIONAL ROUNDUP Restaurants Projected To Create 515K Summer Jobs. According to the National Restaurant Association’s 18th Annual Eating and Drinking Place Summer Employment Forecast, restaurants are projected to add 515,000 jobs this summer. This year marks … Read More

May 2016, Part II

May 2016, Part II NATIONAL ROUNDUP Celebrating The “Season For Success”.  With hundreds of thousands of teenagers and college students beginning Summer jobs in May, Path Forward’s Monthly Spotlight has been on the role the service sector plays in creating … Read More

May 2016, Part I

May 2016, Part I NATIONAL ROUNDUP Retail And Restaurant Employees Work Hard To Celebrate Mothers.  The National Retail Federation (NRF) and the National Restaurant Association (NRA) both conducted surveys ahead of Mother’s Day to measure how Americans honor their mothers. … Read More

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