08/11 Webinar: 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 invites 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 Read more…

Guest Post: Seven Recommendations to Advance Racial Equity in the Workforce System

Authors: Desmond Amuh, Manager for Policy, Markle Foundation Daniel Bustillo, Executive Director, Healthcare Career Advancement Program (H-CAP) Clair Minson, Founder & Principal Consultant, Sandra Grace LLC Paige Shevlin, Director of Policy and State Partnerships, Markle Foundation COVID-19 brought about the worst economic recession in modern history. With businesses shutting their Read more…

Guest Post: Advancing a more inclusive recovery by supporting community-driven solutions that build wealth for Black and Latina women

Guest post by Monique Baptiste, Vice President, Jobs & Skills, Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Workforce Matters Steering Committee member and Linda M. Rodríguez, Executive Director, Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase & Co. Here are two intertwined realities: Black and Latina women have long been financial backbones of their households Read more…

New Resource! A Workforce Funder’s Guide to Leveraging Public Funding

With flexible funding flowing to states and localities via the American Rescue Plan, the recent announcement of new grants to expand Registered Apprenticeships, and the Biden Administration’s ambitious American Jobs Plan and American Families Plan proposals pending, the field of workforce development is anticipating a historic infusion of new public Read more…

Blog Post: Getting to Know STARs – Highlights from a Conversation with Opportunity@Work

In February 2021, Workforce Matters invited Byron Auguste, CEO and Co-Founder of Opportunity@Work and LaShana Lewis, CEO of L.M. Lewis Consulting and a technologist who also works on diversity, equity and inclusion in tech, to join our Steering Committee for a conversation about STARs — the 70+ million adults in Read more…