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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 supports more than 2,000 employers in 70 active partnerships helping area businesses develop collective solutions to shared labor issues.



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

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Five Cities Selected to Participate in National Job Quality Initiative

7.19.18  •  by Josh Enoch  •  

Grantees will assist local employers in changing their business practices to improve hiring, retention and engagement of frontline workers Washington, DC (July 19, 2018) – The National Fund for Workforce…

CareerEdge Seeking Help to Study Industry Skills Gap

7.18.18  •  by Staff at SRQ Magazine  •  

National Fund for Workforce Solutions Awarded Grant to Promote Economic Mobility for Low-Wage Workers

7.17.18  •  by Staff at HR Dive  •  

National Fund for Workforce Solutions Awarded Grant to Promote Economic Mobility for Low-Wage Workers

7.17.18  •  by Josh Enoch  •  

A new three-year grant from Ballmer Group will promote systemic improvements to workforce, educational, and business practices WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 17, 2018) – Despite eight years of economic growth, too…




#LIAW - Why Retail Matters

6.27.18  •  by Josh Enoch  •  , , , ,

The retail industry has, historically, rarely been an area of focus for the public workforce system and workforce development programs, even though according to the National Retail Federation, the retail…

Blossoming Financial Wellness Market Means Opportunities for Small and Mid-Sized Firms

6.25.18  •  by Josh Enoch  •  ,

Atlanta electronics manufacturing
In our first blog post, we noted that small and mid-sized employers were less likely than larger businesses to provide workers with financial wellness services. In this post, we discuss…

The Future of Retail

5.31.18  •  by Josh Enoch  •  , ,

Did you know the cost of replacing the average hourly retail worker is $25,000? The annual turnover rate for hourly retail workers is 49 percent resulting in more than $1…

#LIAW - The Value of Inspiring Employers

5.30.18  •  by Josh Enoch  •  , , ,

Across the nation, there is a high demand for workers in trade occupations, but millions of these jobs are left unfilled due to a lack of skilled workers. The wages…