We Can’t Train Our Way out of This Crisis

The focus on training and placement during the Great Recession left our economy vulnerable and we’re paying the price today The coronavirus pandemic is teaching our nation a very painful lesson: An economy built on far too many low-wage, low-quality…

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Re-Thinking Employee Benefits After COVID-19

Even as some employees head back to work, the financial burden on frontline workers remains severe. The ability to once again deposit a paycheck will not likely alleviate the mounting financial stress of the past several months. Prior to the…

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On-The-Job Training Regional Spotlights

We partner with employers, intermediaries, and workers to co-create opportunities and solutions that allow workers to thrive. This includes training, upskilling, and workforce learning - such as on-the-job training. In-demand industries, like advanced manufacturing, require a more robust worker pipeline,…

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Employees Are Stressed About Money. Financial Wellness Benefits Can Help.

During a worldwide public health crisis, adding new employee benefit plans may not be top of mind for employers—and that’s completely understandable. But the pandemic and its economic fallout present a unique opportunity for employers to consider new ways to…

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In a Changed World, It Matters How We Think About What to Do Next

Last summer, in what now seems like a luxuriously routine work trip, I flew to Dallas for the National Fund for Workforce Solutions’ biennial convening. Along with several hundred other workforce practitioners and employers from around the country, I joined…

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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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