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This Wednesday! Job Quality in 2021: Implications for Funders from the Gallup Great Jobs Survey
NFG’s Funders for a Just Economy, Economic Opportunity Funders, and Workforce Matters invite you to a webinar sharing the latest data and implications from Gallup’s Great Jobs survey, an in-depth survey of nearly 8,000 adults shedding light on the impact of COVID on the labor force, and in particular job quality. The survey was supported by Omidyar Network, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Lumina Foundation.
At the webinar, we will share the findings from the first two rounds of the survey, including what matters most to workers, the current state of job quality in America, and notable impacts on the job market from the pandemic. You will also be able to learn more about the dataset the Gallup Great Jobs survey provides, which is based on the most robust methodology available and provides a sufficiently large sample size to allow for cuts by race, gender, income group, region, and more. We hope the survey and its data can be a tool for you and your grantees - the full data is publicly available on the Gallup website.
Join Us This Friday to Learn How You Can Get the Most Out of Workforce Matters Programming
Are you new to Workforce Matters? Just looking for information about how to get more involved? Join us for one of our monthly Office Hours, where you'll have an opportunity to share information about your interests, learn more about Workforce Matters, and connect with other workforce grantmakers who are also seeking out learning and partnership opportunities. Our next Office Hours will be Friday, August 13th at 12:00 pm eastern.
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Rebuilding for All - 2021 Global Inclusive Growth Summit
Oct 14th | Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and the Aspen Institute | Online
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Why Black women’s wage gap is a problem for everyone
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Innovative Remote ESOL Program Models and Promising Practices
EdTech Center @ World Education
Subsidized Jobs: Youth and adults impacted by the criminal legal system
Realizing the Potential for Rapid Reskilling
Invest Forward: Pathways Investment Strategies
Education Strategy Group
Take It From the Nonprofits: Even in a crisis, funders are falling short on equity
Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic:
How to Build a Resilient Economy for Years to Come
JPMorgan Chase & Co. Global Philanthropy is currently seeking a Program Officer to join the Jobs & Skills program team to help advance a workforce equity agenda through philanthropic investments in promising workforce strategies and models around the world, helping to build an impact framework and learning agenda for signature initiatives to inform future investments. The Program Officer will focus on the firm’s philanthropic investment in workforce development, career education and training and will focus on issues related to employment, employer practices, job training, post-secondary career education and credentials, and workforce equity.
With Frontline Forward, the National Fund for Workforce Solutions recognizes employers whose good jobs practices have protected, supported, and developed frontline workers throughout the pandemic – and beyond. The spotlighted businesses have made the workplace safer and provided compassion, support, and flexibility to families during this time of illness and uncertainty. They’ve offered advancement opportunities, so workers are more resilient to future shocks. Most importantly, they’ve created an inclusive workplace culture that ensures every team member is valued and given the chance to take part in their own — as well as the company’s – success.