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Markle President Beth Cobert Announces Departure from Foundation; Board Announces Interim Leader

After seven years of exceptional leadership at the Markle Foundation, President Beth Cobert has informed the Board of Directors that she intends to leave the Foundation on February 9, 2024. The Board has announced that it has begun its search for a new President, and that Ellen V. Futter, former President of the American Museum of Natural History and of Barnard College, will serve as Markle’s Interim President.

News Release

Skills-First Talent Movement Receives Major Boost as Rework America Alliance Transitions to National Nonprofit Jobs for the Future

Jobs for the Future (JFF), a national nonprofit that drives transformation of the U.S. education and workforce systems, and the Markle Foundation, which works to improve the economic security, national security, and health of all Americans, announced plans to transfer one of the foundation’s marquee initiatives, the Rework America Alliance, to JFF.

In The News

Will Skills-First Employers Fare Better During A Recession?

Amid economic headwinds, Markle’s Beth Cobert and Grads of Life’s Elyse Rosenblum sat down to offer their insights on how – and why – companies should establish and accelerate skills-based strategies.

In The News

Seizing the U.S. Infrastructure Opportunity: Investing in Current and Future Workers

Investing in infrastructure can stimulate economic growth and unleash job creation nationally. Whether building roads, repairing pipes, or upgrading power plants, investments in the country’s…

In The News

Taking a Skills-based Approach to Building the Future Workforce

Our work with the Rework America Alliance highlights how a skills-based approach can help US employers expand talent pools and retain great workers—even through economic…

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These Job-Training Programs Work, and May Show Others the Way

A handful of innovators have developed successful programs to help lift low-income workers into the middle class. Can their model become the norm?  For Amber…

News Release

Zoë Baird to Join Department of Commerce as Senior Counselor to Secretary Gina Raimondo, Steps Down as CEO and President of the Markle Foundation

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo has named Markle Foundation CEO and President Zoë Baird as Senior Counselor to the Secretary for…


Aspen Security Forum 2022

Markle CEO and President Zoë Baird presented at the Aspen Security Forum on a panel titled, Global Economy: Recovery or Recession Bound? Other panelists included:…

News Release

The Rework America Alliance Expands to Five New Cities to Help Millions of Workers Move into Good Jobs

Philanthropic Investment from JPMorgan Chase Enables Expansion to Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, New Orleans, and Philadelphia. New York, NY – June 7, 2022.  Today, the…

News Release

U.S. Department of Commerce Appoints Markle Foundation CEO and President Zoë Baird to National AI Advisory Committee

New York, NY – April 14, 2022 – Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the appointment of Markle Foundation CEO and President Zoë Baird…

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Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Commends Executive Order Focused on Skills-Based Hiring Practices

(DENVER) — The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) celebrates Gov. Jared Polis’ efforts to attract new talent to the state’s workforce by focusing…

Publication Article

Testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives: “Our Changing Economy: The Economic Effects of Technological Innovation, Automation and the Future of Work”

The Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth will hold a hearing entitled “Our Changing Economy: The Economic Effects of Technological Innovation, Automation…