Digital Works Hit 1,000 Job Placements: Here’s How They Celebrated

Fort Campbell, Ky (August 12, 2020) – Last Thursday, Aug. 6, Digital Works (DW) and Connected Nation (CN) employees gathered to celebrate the major milestone of hitting 1,000 job placements. The celebration took place at the Digital Works location in Oak Grove, Ky., across from Fort Campbell, where classes for military spouses and veterans were launched in February 2020. The celebration …

Digital Works Launches a New Program at Fort Campbell, This is Why It Matters

Oak Grove, KY (March 12, 2020) – Military spouses and veterans in the Fort Campbell area have the opportunity to take part in a new job training and placement assistance program that allows them the flexibility to work anywhere. Digital Works, a program of Connected Nation (CN), launched its newest facility in February located across from Fort Campbell and is …

National Nonprofit Applauds Second Lady’s Work to Create Employment Solutions for Military Spouses

Oak Grove, Ky. (February 28, 2020) – Second Lady Karen Pence is visiting Fort Campbell today to highlight new efforts to create employment solutions for military spouses.  According to the Spouses Employment and Education 2017 Survey of Active Duty Spouses, military spouses face a 24 percent unemployment rate and a 25 percent wage gap compared to their civilian counterparts. “The …

Digital Works at Fort Campbell Seeks to Lower High Unemployment Rate among Military Spouses

Oak Grove, Ky. (February 13, 2020) – The good news for 2020 is that the economy is booming. The U.S. labor market added 225,000 jobs in January and wages climbed 3.1 percent from a year earlier. Eric Winograd, senior economist at AllianceBernstein, told the Wall Street Journal that “the labor market and the consumer are the strength of the economy …

Digital Works Marks its First Day of Classes in Fort Campbell Facility

Fort Campbell, KY (February 4, 2020) –Digital Works (DW) opened its doors yesterday to ten participants for the first day of classes at a new facility. It’s located across from Fort Campbell in southern Kentucky. This  location is focused specifically on bringing work-from-home jobs training and placement assistance to military spouses, veterans, and select dependents. Military spouses have some of …

New Report: Expanding Broadband, Digital Skills Critical to America’s Future

by Jessica Denson, Communications Director Connected Nation Louisville, Ky. (November 21, 2019) – The Benton Institute for Broadband & Society recently released a report that calls broadband (high-speed internet) “the most transformative technology of our generation.” It can grow the American economy, empower workers, and strengthen communities. “For many Americans, lack of broadband access means having less opportunity than their …

Kentucky’s Military Affairs Executive Director Honored with Broadband Visionary Award

Frankfort, Ky. (August 19, 2019) – Connected Nation (CN) honored Colonel M. Blaine Hedges, USA (Retired) on Monday, August 19, with the 2019 Broadband Visionary Award. This prestigious, national award recognizes individuals who demonstrate exceptional and innovative leadership in the application of broadband and its related technologies. “Colonel Hedges saw early on how high-speed internet could help address a chronic …

Connected Nation and Second Lady’s Staff Discuss Military Families

Washington, D.C. (June 6, 2019) – Connected Nation visited the offices of the Second Lady of the United States, Karen Pence, today to discuss the needs of military families. Retired Col. Blaine Hedges joined CN’s Chairman & CEO, Tom Ferree, and Vice President of Government Affairs, Brent Legg, for the visit. The trio met with Mrs. Pence’s staff members to …