National Fund for Workforce Solutions Receives New Investment to Facilitate Economic Recovery and Reduce the Digital Divide
To facilitate economic recovery and redesign in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Fund for Workforce Solutions has received a new $1.25 million grant from The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. The new grant will support workers in gaining in-demand skills, improve the quality of jobs, and help businesses develop talent pipelines to get people back to work amid new economic conditions.
Millions in the United States lack access to the technology that now drives our socially- and physically-distanced lives. Too many jobs now deemed "essential" lack the basic benefits, resources, and equipment that workers need to be safe, healthy, and thrive. Across the country, COVID-19 is exposing cracks in the American workforce system.
The pandemic is shifting our lives increasingly online, but virtual working, learning, and job-seeking platforms do not accommodate everyone. Almost half of low-income adults do not have home broadband services or access to a traditional computer. People with digital literacy and access are at a significant advantage. This new grant will equip job seekers and workers with the digital skills and literacy to ensure they are competitive in a rapidly changing workforce.
Source: PR Newswire