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Since We Began in 2007



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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Boston Medical Center's secret to retaining support staff: Recognizing the work they do

2.22.18  •  by Paige Minemyer at Fierce Healthcare  •  

National Fund Newsletter - February 2018

2.20.18  •  by Jacob Clark  •  

An Innovative Training Program is Helping Atlantans Get — and Keep — Jobs

2.16.18  •  by Staff at Annie E. Casey Foundation  •  

These felons needed jobs; these businesses needed workers. United Way brought them together

2.15.18  •  by Daniel P. Finney at Des Moines Register  •  




We Served 1,285 Frontline Workers. Let Me Tell You How and Why.

2.2.18  •  by Jacob Clark  •  

Back in 2007, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) had been running “pipeline” programs – efforts to train incumbent workers up into hard to fill jobs – for a few…

Business Leader Series: Christian Ralston, Norton Healthcare

1.30.18  •  by Jacob Clark  •  ,

Christian Ralston is the Director of Workforce Development at Norton Healthcare and a key leader in delivering technical assistance to the 11 healthcare organizations participating in the CareerSTAT Healthcare Workforce…

National Fund Cohosts Job Quality Webinar with the Federal Reserve

1.29.18  •  by Jacob Clark  •  ,

Investing in America’s Workforce How Employers Create Good Jobs to Maintain Their Competitive Advantage In today’s tightening labor market, companies across the country are adopting new business practices to create…

Webinar: Solving the Software Development Pipeline Crisis 

1.25.18  •  by Jacob Clark  •  ,

Solving the Software Development Pipeline Crisis  Using Apprenticeships to Develop IT Talent Tuesday February 13, 2017 at 10:00AM EST This hour-long webinar featured two presenters implementing innovative apprenticeships in IT Coding and Cybersecurity:…