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Fourth Annual Meeting: Better Skills, Better Jobs
The National Fund's Fourth Annual Meeting, "Better Skills, Better Jobs." convened nearly 400 employers, funders, and workforce leaders from across the country. The result was a dynamic learning community, sharing ideas and insight into closing the nation's skills gaps, and the effective strategies working to move more people into better jobs.
The National Fund welcomed Zeynep Ton (pictured right), author of The Good Jobs Strategy: How the Smartest Companies Invest in Employees to Lower Costs and Boost Profits, who discussed her research into companies that have increased their profitability by making the choice to improve their operations and invest in their employees--creating not only a stronger bottom line, but a higher performing workforce. The Annual Meeting also featured a keynote address from Alan May, Vice President of Human Resources at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, and remarks by U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, who highlighted Obama Administration initiatives to increase economic opportunities for more Americans. Read the remarks from Secretary Perez. Read the U.S. Department of Labor newsletter about the Secretary's appearance at the National Fund Annual Meeting.
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As a dynamic national partnership of communities, employers, workers, and philanthropy, the National Fund for Workforce Solutions is broadening its reach and deepening its impact on employers and workers. The National Fund invests in funder collaboratives in 35 communities. supporting innovative employer-led industry partnerships, providing demand-driven training, and awarding credentials. Skills gaps are being closed, low-wage Americans have more career opportunities, and local economies are being strengthened.