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Job Training for Emerging Industries – Interview with Omar Sultan

We are looking ahead to next week, Oct. 15, when we enter a new phase of our economic recovery due to the global pandemic crisis. Visitors to the Islands will be able to bypass the 14-day quarantine under a new pre-travel COVID-19 test program.

An Economic Recovery Guide – Interview with Terry George

The University of Hawaii will announce today a new program to train unemployed workers with new job skills. The program, called Oahu Back To Work, is funded by CARES Act money from the City & County of Honolulu and is free for participants.

Talent Roadmap Launch with Rob Nobriga

The economic hardship felt by our communities due to COVID-19 is severe. Leaders now have the opportunity to take collective action to spur economic recovery, provide career pathways for economic advancement, and ensure there are qualified Hawaiʻi applicants for all job openings.

Talent Roadmap Launch on Howard’s Business Report

The economic hardship felt by our communities due to COVID-19 is severe. Leaders now have the opportunity to take collective action to spur economic recovery, provide career pathways for economic advancement, and ensure there are qualified Hawaiʻi applicants for all job openings.

Partnerships Addressing Impact of Pandemic with Bob Harrison

There's a new scholarship fund to support this year's graduating high school seniors whose school year was cut short. First Hawaiian Bank and Hawaii Community Foundation pitched in $1 million dollars each to start the "Stronger Together Hawaii Scholarship Fund."

Launch of KizunAloha Coalition with Paul Yonamine

The KizunAloha coalition, composed of more than 20 companies, government agencies and nonprofits based in Hawaii and Japan, today unveiled a communications campaign designed to support future economic recovery efforts by engaging the Japanese market during the coronavirus pandemic.

Investing in Hawaii’s Working Families

Leading economists at UHERO (University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization) and the state DBEDT (Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism) have forecast Hawaii’s economic growth over the next three years as falling to 1% or less annually.

Bills offer hope for affordable housing

Two of the eight bills in the 2020 joint legislative package, Senate Bill 3104 and companion House Bill 2542, demonstrate that there is political will for developing more affordable housing, but support among the next generation seems to be lacking.

Join to help Hawaii’s ALICE population

ALICE stands for "asset limited, income constrained and employed," describing the many hardworking residents of our state who have a job — sometimes two or three — but cannot afford the cost of living in Hawaii.