Improving Retention by Making Entry-Level Healthcare Jobs Better

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 System are working together with Pathways to Work and the…

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Teaching Advanced Retail Skills at the Walmart Academy

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 career pathways has to be a major priority for companies…

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National Fund Goes International

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 emerging fields like IT and healthcare, I have been able…

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#LIAW - Why Retail Matters

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 industry supports one in four American jobs.   Due to the…

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The Future of Retail

Did you know the cost of replacing the average hourly retail worker is $25,000? The annual turnover rate for hourly retail workers is 49 percent resulting in more than $1 billion spent on job advertising and hiring costs per annum,…

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#LIAW - The Value of Inspiring Employers

Across the nation, there is a high demand for workers in trade occupations, but millions of these jobs are left unfilled due to a lack of skilled workers. The wages for individuals in these fields can be very competitive, and…

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Philanthropy Can Start the Next Generation of Workforce Development

In early May 2018, the Philanthropy Roundtable held their Better Skills, Better Jobs conference in Dallas, TX. They brought dozens of philanthropic organizations together to discuss the role philanthropy will play in the workforce development efforts of now, and the…

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Training the Next Generation of Workers

Apprenticeships continue to be a hot topic in workforce development across the country. As the labor market tightens, and the in need for highly-skilled workers grows, many employers are turning to apprenticeship programs as a way to build the workforce…

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Genesis HealthCare: Growing Our Own

Genesis HealthCare, one of CareerSTAT’s first Frontline Healthcare Worker Champions, is implementing many of the best practices described in the CareerSTAT Guide to Investing in Frontline Health Care Workers. Debbie Rowe, Vice President of Genesis HealthCare and CareerSTAT Executive Committee-member,…

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