Working From Home and Loving It

UPDATE March 16, 2020: Tammy Spring leads Connected Nation’s Digital Works program. This program  is a one-of-a-kind job creation program that goes beyond training and placement to encompass high-demand, telework professions. Spring recently provided some tips to make working-at-home easier on you. In light of self- and work-imposed quarantines for coronavirus, we wanted to share these tips with you again. Bowling Green, …

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 …

How Connected Nation Gives Back Through Job Training and Placement

Washington, DC — Connected Nation board members recently got together in Washington, DC, to discuss broadband (high-speed internet) needs for rural areas and how it can impact remote employment. Board member Grant Seiffert sat down with RFD-TV to discuss how the non-profit is working to train individuals on digital job skills – in rural areas. Through the Digital Works program, proctors teach participants a …

Digital Works Launches New Site for Digital Skills Training and Job Placement Assistance

Bowling Green, Ky. (January 22, 2020) – Digital Works (DW) just launched a new, more user-friendly website to help people reach their training and job placement goals. You can find the new website at www.digitalworksjobs.org. The Digital Works program was developed by Connected Nation (CN) to fill today’s high demand for workers who have digital skills and the desire to …

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 …

New Data: Telecommuting Could Save $700B Yearly Across the US

by Jessica Denson, Communications Director Connected Nation Louisville, Ky. (September 24, 2019) – The number of people working-at-home regularly has grown 159 percent since 2005. That’s eleven times faster than the rest of the workforce. Some other staggering numbers: 40 percent more US employers offered flexible workplace options than they did five years ago; 4.7 million employees (3.4 percent of …

Why Remote Work Can Help Bridge the Hiring Gap, Especially for Rural Professionals

The following was published in Entrepreneur on August 26, 2019 by Sara Sutton, Guest Writer, CEO & Founder of Flexjobs Editor’s note: Connected Nation agrees with this opinion piece and has seen first hand how remote jobs can change lives through our Digital Works program – which provides digital job training and placement assistance for everyone from young adults to seniors …

The System Critical in the Expansion of Broadband Infrastructure Across the Nation

Bowling Green, KY (March 11, 2019) – As the globe gets increasingly connected with broadband technology and more and more people realize the benefits that come with it, it seems apt to detail a key system helping to bring about that expansion.  It’s a system that works behind-the-scenes in many ways to drive decisions across essentially every industry where a geospatial, …

Smith Presses Perdue on Rural Health, Broadband, Dairy

Published by Minnesota Ag Connection on March 1, 2019 U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) told U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue that improvements to the dairy program and to rural health care–passed as part of last year’s bipartisan Farm Bill–should be implemented as soon as possible to help get the farm and rural economy back on its feet. On Thursday, Smith–in …

Want to close America’s rural-urban divide? Digital infrastructure is the key.

Published by The Washington Post on February 20, 2019 By Jam Spectar  In his State of the Union speech earlier this month, President Trump touched briefly on an area where he and Democrats could easily make common cause for the sake of the country: infrastructure. Yet by skipping over the details he missed an important opportunity to connect his rhetoric …