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As COVID Leaves Millions Unemployed, Here’s How Workforce Funders Are Evolving

It’s often pointed out that the COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare existing systemic problems for the nation and the world to see. That certainly applies…

“Force Multiplier.” A Partnership to Upskill America’s Workers Is Expanding

When the Markle Foundation first rolled out its Rework America initiative in 2014, the Great Recession was more visible in the nation’s collective rear-view mirror…

What Can a Big Silicon Valley Funder Do to Shape the “Future of Work?”

This spring, Google.org rolled out $50 million in grants to close the global education gap, a cause it has funded to the tune of $110…

Can Funder-Backed Online Tools Help Close the Employment “Skills Gap”?

Last year, the Bridgespan Group identified the “skills gap” between American workers and available jobs as one place where billion-dollar bets from philanthropy could have…

Where the Jobs Are: Why Is This Bank Giving to Boost Healthcare Employment?

Healthcare is one of today’s fastest-growing job sectors. As a populous older generation retires, the demand for skilled labor in this area will continue to…

A Foundation and a Tech Firm Walk Into a Bar Together. Does Anyone Get a Better Job?

Anyone can create a LinkedIn profile, but the predominant view is that LinkedIn connects “professionals,” as in college-educated people. LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, along with…