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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Business Leader Series: Patricia Samra, Baystate Health

Patricia Samra is the Senior Director of Talent Acquisition and Workforce Planning at Baystate Health and a new leader in designing and implementing the CareerSTAT Healthcare Workforce Development Academy. Recognized as one of CareerSTAT's first Emerging Champions, Baystate is in the unique…

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Business Leader Series: Anita Hammond, LifeBridge Health

Anita Hammond is the Manager of Workforce Development at LifeBridge Health and a new leader in delivering technical assistance to the 11 healthcare organizations participating in the CareerSTAT Healthcare Workforce Development Academy. LifeBridge's workforce development program has helped make them…

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A Young Apprentice's Pathway to Success

Do you remember the first time you flew on an airplane? For 18-year-old apprentice Phillip Fuller, it was in early March 2018, when he traveled to New York City to discuss his experience in a local apprenticeship program in North…

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