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Don’t Make the Mistake of Assuming Essential Frontline Workers Are Unskilled

Workers most threatened by the pandemic deserve training for higher-paying careers, but colleges can’t ignore skills learned on the job. As tough as this pandemic…

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Skills, Not Schools. It Took a Pandemic and BLM to Get Employers Looking at New Ways to Hire

“Skills, not schools” might not be the best-known motto of our times, but it’s increasingly popular among employers. A growing number are willing to consider…

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The Labor Market Is Upside Down. Here’s What CEOs Can Do About It

As the managing partner for McKinsey in North America, I talk to CEOs every week, and I keep hearing the same thing across all industries…

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Toward a New Technology Policy Centered on Good Jobs

Job disruption as a result of automation and new technologies accelerated dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, it is clearer than ever that…

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How Skillful Will Support the Rework America Alliance

How Skillful will support the Rework America Alliance to open opportunities for millions of unemployed and low wage workers When the pandemic triggered the current…

Publication Article

State Strategies to Break Down Barriers and Expand Access to Infrastructure Careers

The opportunity afforded by infrastructure investments to connect workers with good paying, attainable careers   If enacted, the leading federal infrastructure proposal affords a generational…

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To Fill Millions of Open Jobs, Many Workers Need More Than Skills

Rachelle Katchenago of Menasha, Wis., lost her job as a call-center contract worker last year after the pandemic lockdowns took hold. No one was hiring….

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Op-ed: How the Federal Government Can Help Create the Good Jobs Workers Want

The economic recovery from the pandemic is at a critical juncture. More than nine million people still are looking for work and job growth last…

News Release

Rework America Alliance Launches Local Partnerships to Help Connect Job Seekers to Good Jobs

New York, NY – The Markle Foundation’s Rework America Alliance a unique coalition of civil rights groups, nonprofits, private sector employers, labor unions and educators, today announced the…

News Release

Indiana Partnership to Have Nationwide Reach as Skillful, Strada Education Network, Ivy Tech Community College and The State of Indiana Deliver New Tools and Training for Career Coaches

Indianapolis, IN – Today Skillful, a Markle Foundation initiative, announced the first of a new suite of training and resources for career coaches to help connect job seekers…

Publication Article

Investing in Worker Training to Build the Infrastructure Workforce

Policymakers across the political spectrum are calling for federal investment to modernize and repair the nation’s roads, bridges, and pipes, while recognizing the strong potential…

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Report Calls for More Equitable Data to Improve Economic Mobility

If they are to succeed, efforts to increase economic mobility and narrow the racial wealth gap in the United States require better collection, disaggregation, and…