Apprenticeship is a Win-Win for Workers and Employers

Two new case studies of apprenticeship programs highlight different approaches to this tried and true workforce model With unemployment remaining at record lows, employers are coming up with creative ways to bring in talent. However, the best solution could be…

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Career ‘Lattice’ Boosts Advancement of Frontline Workers

Emory Healthcare is deeply committed to inspiring its frontline workers through a variety of education and career advancement opportunities. Central to its mission is the organization’s career lattice framework that encourages frontline workers to progress in their jobs and achieve…

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#LIAW - Flipping Orthodoxies in Workforce Development and How We Fund It

Sharing and promoting the work of our regional collaboratives is extremely important. It is their hard work and effort that drives the engine that is the National Fund. Local Investment @ Work is a platform where regional collaboratives share stories…

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Outside In and Inside Up: A Winning Strategy

To achieve its mission to improve the health of the multiple communities that it serves, New Jersey-based RWJBarnabas Health created a three-pronged strategy that aligns organizational needs with employee goals and community gains. This strategy is anchored in an ‘outside…

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Workforce Development Leaders Tackle Job Quality

We are facing a historically tight labor market, and unemployment numbers are low. But unfortunately, low unemployment doesn’t mean people are doing well. In fact, as many as 50 million American households do not have the income to support a…

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Co-Invest for Impact: Building a Stronger Community

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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Parkland Health & Hospital System: From the Moment They Walk in the Door

A Holistic Approach to Supporting Frontline Healthcare Talent Parkland Health & Hospital System is one of the largest public hospital systems in the country. This safety net health facility serves Dallas County, Texas, and is the first organization to go…

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Can You Solve The Paradox?

In September, I flew from Minneapolis to Cleveland and took an Uber 45 minutes south to Akron’s Bounce Innovation Hub. The 800-mile journey took just under three hours, which is about how long it takes some people in Northeast Ohio…

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Industry Partnerships at the National Fund

Industry Partnerships are at the heart of the National Fund’s model. They are the way our network activates employers to adopt policies and practices that make jobs better and systems work more efficiently. Industry partnerships align resources to more effectively…

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