C'mon Jeb, America Does Have a Jobs Problem

The former governor of Florida recently wrote that our workforce problems can be solved with training and education. He's only partially right.   Actually, Governor Bush, we do have a jobs problem. Yes, there is a lot of room to…

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How the Pandemic is Like Being Chased By a Bear in the Woods

Vickie Choitz leads systems change at Corporation for a Skilled Workforce. She was a member of the National Fund's trauma-informed care workgroup and co-authored our newest publication, A Trauma-Informed Care Approach to Workforce. Choitz recently published a blog, "What's the…

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Why We Must Disaggregate Labor Market Data

Asian American and Pacific Islander Women's Equal Pay Day is a reminder of the importance of quality data Last month our nation grappled with the horror of another mass shooting, this time targeting Asian women. About a week before the…

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Black History Month and Advancing Workforce Equity

Black History Month in 2021 feels a little different. We’re still in the midst of a pandemic that has decimated communities of color across the country. We are still missing 10 million jobs. Too many people are out of work.…

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The Big Takeaway from Davos

The ‘Great Reset’ must include sustainability and equity During last year’s World Economic Forum, I tweeted a lot about economy-boosting jobs and the need for companies to focus on long term value creation that benefits all stakeholders, not just shareholders.…

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Our Resilient Network

Dear CareerSTAT Network, We have made it through an unimaginably difficult year. When I took over as chair of the CareerSTAT Executive Committee in April, it was in the midst of the biggest healthcare crisis we’ve seen in a century.…

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What 2020 Taught Us

If there is one lesson that we learned in 2020, it is that we need one another. We depend on essential workers who pick, process, and sell our food, who treat our illnesses, who provide public transportation and safety. We…

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The World Needs More Good Jobs

A good job has ripple effects that boost the economy, support families, and strengthen businesses and communities What the world needs now, are jobs, good jobs. It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of. No not just for…

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Workforce Equity in the Jobs and Opportunity Reports

A conversation with Michelle Wilson and Jonathan Osei Even as the workforce grows more diverse, people of color face barriers to good jobs and economic mobility. With support from JPMorgan Chase, the National Fund for Workforce Solutions and PolicyLink are…

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