Opportunity Knocks has become Work for Good—GCN’s brand new vision for bringing together mission-driven organizations and talent across Georgia and nationwide. We’re excited to build on our 16-year legacy—supporting 30,000 employers and engaging 400,000 professionals—as we build the next-generation hiring resource and career destination for the purpose-driven community.
Yesterday, the long-awaited update to the U.S. Department of Labor’s overtime rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act was released. As expected, there is a substantial increase to the threshold at which eligible employees, regardless of duties, must be paid overtime. GCN will provide resources to the nonprofit community to assist employers with compliance with this rule.
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The odds are stacked against too many children across America today. In Georgia, 47 percent of children live in families considered low-income. The Atlanta metropolitan area is still one of the hardest places for children to climb out of poverty: In South Fulton County, where the Future Foundation is based, one in four families live below the poverty line.