Get to Know Amanda Cage, the New President and CEO of the National Fund

In early March, Amanda Cage officially joined the National Fund as president and CEO. We sat down with her for a wide-ranging discussion. This conversation was edited for brevity. National Fund staff continue to work remotely to ensure that our…

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Even in a Pandemic, a Good Job is Still a Competitive Advantage

With low wage workers and small businesses most vulnerable to the economic impact of COVID-19, employers who maintain their workforce may do better in the long term The recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus has sent financial markets into chaos…

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Healthcare Workforce Development Academy: Peer-Learning in Action

Peer-learning is at the heart of CareerSTAT. It helped to establish the network as a go-to resource for frontline healthcare workforce development. To help organizations in the peer-led network accelerate the adoption of best practices for investing in frontline workers,…

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What Co-Investment Looks Like On The Ground

The National Fund for Workforce Solutions was established on a co-investment model that leverages private and public and local and national funding so that our network of communities has greater resources to pursue our integrated solutions. So, what does co-investment…

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Co-Invest for Impact: Moving the Needle

At the National Fund for Workforce Solutions, we catalyze our network to co-invest in a set of integrated solutions that enable workers, employers, and communities to advance a skilled workforce, promote good jobs and invest in equitable outcomes. By using…

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Co-Invest for Impact: A Pivotal Model for Workforce Success

At the National Fund for Workforce Solutions, we catalyze our network to co-invest in a set of integrated solutions that enable workers, employers, and communities to advance a skilled workforce, promote good jobs and invest in equitable outcomes. By using…

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To Drive Change for Workers, Pull the Levers of Capitalism

The Issue We are in the midst of the longest period of economic expansion in U.S. history. Profits are up, the stock market is up, job creation is steady, and unemployment is low. But the story of broader economic growth…

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Overheard in Davos: The Right Message, But Now Let’s See Some Action

At the National Fund, we have been following with great interest, the growing conversation around growing income inequality and the need to reform or “reboot” capitalism. We would welcome the ushering in of a new business model that considers all…

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360 Degree Choice of Direction

From the top floor of Hotel Revival, I marveled at a sunny 360-degree view of Baltimore. Directly south along the water I could see Port Covington, a former industrial area being redeveloped into a new metro ecosystem. Will this be…

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A Midwest Pioneer Succeeds in Worker Retention and Training

Ohio’s Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center prides itself on being among the nation’s best pediatric hospitals and a leader in boosting overall retention rates among a highly diverse group of frontline workers. A factor in its success is that it…

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