Healthcare Connect: Implementing Healthcare Apprenticeships to Fill Skill Gaps

“Making an investment in people and helping their development makes all the difference in the world.” – Susan Thomas Healthcare organizations nationwide are struggling to find talent, especially for their frontline workforce. As a result, they are turning to apprenticeships…

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Building Networks that Support Frontline Workers: Healthcare Connect in New Orleans

This week we are headed to New Orleans for Healthcare Connect: Developing the Frontline Workforce Together. The conference is presented by the National Fund’s CareerSTAT and Hope Street Group’s Health Careers Pathways Network. It is one of the first gatherings…

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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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Workforce Solutions: Investing in Purpose and People with Janice Urbanik

It takes $50,000 to support a family of four, but only 1 out of 4 jobs pays that kind of salary. Something is very wrong with this picture. A business should be more than just a means to an end. More…

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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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A Workforce Development Month Message from The National Fund for Workforce Solutions

Last year, Congress designated September as National Workforce Development Month to celebrate investments in the U.S. workforce that lead to increased economic opportunities. At the National Fund for Workforce Solutions, we are highlighting the workforce system improvements made in more…

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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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