Investing in Long-Term Care Workers Improves Retention and Patient Satisfaction

In the U.S., the average retention rates for long-term care workers ranges between 50 and 60 percent. By comparison, Syracuse-based healthcare provider Loretto’s retention rate of 79 percent is substantially higher the national average. What’s their secret? Supervisors who also…

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Identifying a New Worker Pipeline to Address Demand for Addiction Treatment

In 2017, approximately 22 million teenagers and adults in the United States struggled with alcohol or drug addiction in the previous year, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. This number is expected to grow. The stigma…

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National Fund Working with Partners to Advance Racial Equity

This week in Atlanta and Philadelphia, community and workforce leaders will come together to learn how they can support and advance racial equity in their communities.   The National Fund’s network member in Philadelphia, the United Way’s Job Opportunity Investment Network, or JOIN, will host ‘Advancing Racial Equity.’ The workshop is part of a larger event launching the Workforce Learning Community,…

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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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