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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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CareerSTAT Newsletter- Summer 2018

8.9.18  •  by Josh Enoch  •  

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Marion Mayor uses tools to prep residents for Alabama Works Success Plus Initiative

8.7.18  •  by Staff at The Selma Times-Journal  •  

Business briefs

8.5.18  •  by Staff at The Garden City Telegram  •  

New initiative intends to 'level the playing field'

8.3.18  •  by Justin Dawes at Grand Rapids Business Journal  •  




Improving Retention by Making Entry-Level Healthcare Jobs Better

8.8.18  •  by Josh Enoch  •  , ,

In the greater Dallas-Fort Worth region, major health systems have a problem recruiting and retaining patient care technicians (PCTs). Parkland Hospital, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and Methodist Health…

Teaching Advanced Retail Skills at the Walmart Academy

7.24.18  •  by Josh Enoch  •  ,

The retail and related industries employ over 48 million Americans. With such a large footprint, employers must find ways to attract and keep top talent. Developing opportunities for advancement and…

National Fund Goes International

7.23.18  •  by Josh Enoch  •  , , ,

I have had a great opportunity to travel across the country to provide employers and workforce leaders technical assistance in developing apprenticeships. From a more traditional field like manufacturing to…

#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…