The Economic Benefit of Paid Leave for the LowcountryMay 5, 2021
Federal law has, since 1993, required businesses with 50 or more employees to provide unpaid family and medical leave. That leaves 40% of workers ineligible, and of the rest, nearly half report they cannot afford the time away. Unpaid family leave is equivalent to little or no leave for many single mothers and women in low-income jobs.
COVID-19 May Spark Uptick in Child AbuseApr 3, 2020
Domestic violence and child abuse are expected to spike during the COVID-19 crisis as families are confined together under the stress of diminished income and complex new routines. Adding to the problem is the difficulty facing women and children who want to escape the abuse but are sequestered in their homes. Research has demonstrated a…
SCTechEdMar 9, 2020
The technology industry in the Lowcountry has created a resource in Charleston Open Source to attract skilled workers in the field.