Black History Month and Advancing Workforce Equity

Black History Month in 2021 feels a little different. We’re still in the midst of a pandemic that has decimated communities of color across the country. We are still missing 10 million jobs. Too many people are out of work.…

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The Big Takeaway from Davos

The ‘Great Reset’ must include sustainability and equity During last year’s World Economic Forum, I tweeted a lot about economy-boosting jobs and the need for companies to focus on long term value creation that benefits all stakeholders, not just shareholders.…

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Our Resilient Network

Dear CareerSTAT Network, We have made it through an unimaginably difficult year. When I took over as chair of the CareerSTAT Executive Committee in April, it was in the midst of the biggest healthcare crisis we’ve seen in a century.…

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What 2020 Taught Us

If there is one lesson that we learned in 2020, it is that we need one another. We depend on essential workers who pick, process, and sell our food, who treat our illnesses, who provide public transportation and safety. We…

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The World Needs More Good Jobs

A good job has ripple effects that boost the economy, support families, and strengthen businesses and communities What the world needs now, are jobs, good jobs. It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of. No not just for…

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Workforce Equity in the Jobs and Opportunity Reports

A conversation with Michelle Wilson and Jonathan Osei Even as the workforce grows more diverse, people of color face barriers to good jobs and economic mobility. With support from JPMorgan Chase, the National Fund for Workforce Solutions and PolicyLink are…

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Good Jobs in Wisconsin Rapids: Mariani Packing Company

It’s a familiar story – a small Midwestern town loses a major manufacturing employer, leading to high unemployment and disruptions to the local economy. This was the case in Wisconsin Rapids, which had been the headquarters of Consolidated Papers, making…

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Job Quality Is More Important Than Ever

In less than a decade, the National Fund has built a national movement around the practice of job quality It Starts With A Question In 2012, hospitals and large healthcare systems were asking a simple question: “Why are frontline workers…

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Essential Workers Deserve Recognition and Support, Not Lip Service

Three case studies show how healthcare organizations improved a critical frontline job  Essential workers have been receiving long overdue recognition for their integral roles to keep our society running. But when we take a closer look at the quality of these jobs, the…

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