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More workers lack English proficiency and have limited job options, study says

A Brookings Institution report says about 55,600 working-age people in the Kansas City area lack English proficiency. Regardless of educational attainment, limited English proficiency is their biggest barrier to job advancement and higher earnings. Local social service agencies say there aren’t enough affordable language classes available for this rapidly expanding immigrant population.

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Male-female confidence gap worth examining

Employers and potential employers have more power than they think in helping to narrow the confidence gap between men and women in the workplace. And having employers, supervisors and co-workers examine their biases, and acknowledge women’s right to have as much confidence as men in the first place, is the first step.

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