Apr 30, 2018

04/30/2018: Volunteering at a nonprofit is worth about $25 an hour

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(Markets Edition) With T-Mobile and Sprint planning to merge, we'll discuss the types of deals that you will (or won't) be offered from them, along with why the development of 5G wireless served as a catalyst for the planned deal. Afterwards,…

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Home Depot takes a shot at tackling the construction labor shortage

Apr 30, 2018
Home Depot is investing $50 million into residential construction apprenticeships, but that still won't address the labor shortage.
Students at Fort Stewart will be prepared for residential construction jobs after a 12-week apprenticeship with the Home Builders Institute, sponsored by the Home Depot Foundation.
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Volunteer time is worth almost $25 an hour to nonprofits

Apr 30, 2018
The group Independent Sector tracks the value of volunteer work. This year, it averages $24.69 per hour, up more than 2 percent from last year. Independent Sector says 63 million Americans volunteer about 8 billion hours of their time per…

(Markets Edition) With T-Mobile and Sprint planning to merge, we’ll discuss the types of deals that you will (or won’t) be offered from them, along with why the development of 5G wireless served as a catalyst for the planned deal. Afterwards, we’ll look at what the dollar value of volunteer time is to nonprofits, and then talk about Home Depot’s $50 million investment in apprenticeships to help with the construction labor shortage. 

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC