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The National Fund has supported 67,500 job seekers and 25,000 incumbent workers in developing new skills for high-demand jobs and securing 65,000 industry-approved credentials.



The National Fund network has engaged more than 7,500 employers to develop collective solutions through industry partnerships.



National Fund investments have catalyzed $315 million in matched or aligned investments from 700 local and national funders.

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Guest Column: Join us in supporting the Youth Employment Project

10.4.18  •  by Maggie Topping at Wichita Business Journal  •  

United Way network aims to address racial inequity

10.1.18  •  by Ayana Jones at Philadelphia Tribune  •  

United Way’s Job Opportunity Investment Network aims to be a national model for racial equity training

9.27.18  •  by Julie Zeglen at Generocity  •  

National Fund Newsletter- September 2018

9.27.18  •  by Josh Enoch  •  

Celebrating Workforce Development Month




Investing in Long-Term Care Workers Improves Retention and Patient Satisfaction

10.15.18  •  by Josh Enoch  •  ,

In the U.S., the average retention rates for long-term care workers ranges between 50 and 60 percent. By comparison, Syracuse-based healthcare provider Loretto’s retention rate of 79 percent is substantially…

Identifying a New Worker Pipeline to Address Demand for Addiction Treatment

10.8.18  •  by Josh Enoch  •  ,

In 2017, approximately 22 million teenagers and adults in the United States struggled with alcohol or drug addiction in the previous year, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health…

Workforce Solutions: Investing in Purpose and People with Janice Urbanik

10.4.18  •  by Josh Enoch  •  , , ,

It takes $50,000 to support a family of four, but only 1 out of 4 jobs pays that kind of salary. Something is very wrong with this picture. A business should…

National Fund Working with Partners to Advance Racial Equity

9.25.18  •  by Josh Enoch  •  , ,

This week in Atlanta and Philadelphia, community and workforce leaders will come together to learn how they can support and advance racial equity in their communities.   The National Fund’s network member in Philadelphia, the United Way’s Job Opportunity Investment Network, or JOIN, will host ‘Advancing Racial Equity.’ The workshop…