Between 2017 and 2019, the National Fund for Workforce Solutions, with its network of regional workforce funder collaboratives, launched 11 job quality initiatives to test how employers can introduce, change, and leverage business practices to make jobs better and foster positive outcomes for both frontline workers and businesses.
To document the learning from the quality jobs initiatives, the National Fund published this series of four job quality reports:
Making Jobs Better: Executive Summary
Co-Investment: Strategies for Resourcing Job Quality Initiatives
Practitioner Competencies: It Takes a Team
Employer Readiness: What Makes a Good Partner
In 2019, the National Fund adopted a new framework, organizing our work around five core solutions. One of those solutions is to make jobs better, which reflects the growing interest in and importance of job quality. This is also embedded in the National Fund’s five-year priorities and continues to inform our strategic thinking as we confront the challenges of COVID-19 and the economic and racial justice crises of 2020.