Heard on the Street: social impact revolution, the middle-skills job gap, and the value of co-ops

Heard on the Street – here’s what we were reading last week:

The Social Impact Revolution Is Here: Following the Great Recession of 2008, more people care about how their organizations can create positive impact in the world. Today, more than 75% of business leaders see “citizenship and social impact” as critical.

Filling in the ‘Missing-Middle Skills’ Jobs Gap in Chicago: Middle-skills jobs are those that require schooling and training beyond a high school diploma, but less than a four-year college degree. Over the past 30 years, the US has lost its capacity to create and sustain these jobs.

In Booming Brooklyn, Who’s Getting Left Behind?: “Brooklyn has the fastest income growth of any borough in the city–and the second-lowest household income. Its unemployment rate is the lowest in decades, but one in five of its households still lives below the poverty line.”

If Apple Were A Worker Cooperative, Each Employee Would Earn At Least $403K: “Worker cooperatives are a great option for Americans to achieve the “American Dream.” The United States was built upon entrepreneurialism and control over our own destiny. This vehicle is way for every American to realize that opportunity.”