Urban League of Pittsburgh http://wesa.fm en Older Unemployed Get New Opportunities http://wesa.fm/post/older-unemployed-get-new-opportunities <p>According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the unemployment rate for persons ages 55 and older has increased steeply since the 2008-09 recession. Many were laid off in favor of younger employees, who are more familiar with new technology, leaving older workers with obstacles to support themselves and their families.</p><p>The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh is working to improve the lot of older, lower-income job seekers with the Mature Workers Program, which gives eligible workers on-the-job training for up to four years at local non-profits.</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Kaye Burnet 30449 at http://wesa.fm Training the Next Generation of African-American Leaders http://wesa.fm/post/training-next-generation-african-american-leaders <p></p><p>Pittsburgh is one of the few major cities in the northeast that has not had an African American mayor. At present there are only two African Americans on its city council. Where will the next generation of community leaders come from? Mon, 17 Jun 2013 23:41:26 +0000 Marcus Charleston 11625 at http://wesa.fm Training the Next Generation of African-American Leaders Week-Long Institute Focuses on Leadership Skills for Young Pittsburgh Black Men http://wesa.fm/post/week-long-institute-focuses-leadership-skills-young-pittsburgh-black-men <p>On Sunday, 75 black high school students, mostly from the Pittsburgh area, began intensive training sessions to become community leaders.</p><p>The young men are taking part in the 7th annual Black Male Leadership Development Institute now through June 23 at Robert Morris University in partnership with the Urban League of Pittsburgh. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 15:05:47 +0000 Kevin Gavin & Mark Nootbaar 11468 at http://wesa.fm