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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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The National Fund is proud to support 33 regional funding collaboratives located across the country. These collaboratives generate attention and investment in their community’s biggest labor and economic issues.

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Automotive industry job fair on Tuesday

6.12.18  •  by Staff at Tuscaloosa News  •  

Workforce Development Organization Starts New Leadership Training Program

6.11.18  •  by Staff at Sarasota Magazine  •  

Rethinking retail: Once-maligned industry aims to lure career-minded workers

6.7.18  •  by Patt Johnson at Des Moines Register  •  

CareerEdge Launches Training Program for Leaders in Manufacturing

6.6.18  •  by Staff at SRQ Magazine  •  




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…

Philanthropy Can Start the Next Generation of Workforce Development

5.30.18  •  by Josh Enoch  •  

In early May 2018, the Philanthropy Roundtable held their Better Skills, Better Jobs conference in Dallas, TX. They brought dozens of philanthropic organizations together to discuss the role philanthropy will…

Training the Next Generation of Workers

5.21.18  •  by Josh Enoch  •  , ,

Apprenticeships continue to be a hot topic in workforce development across the country. As the labor market tightens, and the in need for highly-skilled workers grows, many employers are turning…