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An Equitable Recovery: Our Shared Responsibility

March 25, 2020

JFF’s Call to Action

The economic devastation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic has magnified the inequality that is deeply ingrained in our society. JFF calls on business, education, private investment, and government leaders to seize this opportunity and collaborate in radical new ways to support our most vulnerable workers and families.

Together, we can transform our education and workforce systems in ways that create equitable solutions for tomorrow.

We’ll continue to post JFF ideas and insights here across five key areas:

This no longer is ‘business as usual,’ but a crisis. And the livelihoods of millions of Americans depend on our adjusting quickly.” ####–JFF CEO Maria Flynn

Create economic mobility through regional and industry partnerships that offer learning, reskilling, and work.

Learn more about connecting the unemployed to opportunities


Redesigning Training Programs for the COVID-19 Era and Beyond

Training and education will be key to helping displaced workers find stable jobs in the post-pandemic recovery, but programs need to be reimagined with equity at the forefront to ensure that they benefit everyone equally.…

October 14, 2020

As COVID-19 Surges, Help Nursing Students Finish Training Now

With a spike in demand for medical care, state health care and education officials must ensure that emerging talent doesn’t sit on the sidelines.

March 27, 2020

Shape and influence the most critical policies and investments to help workers and learners weather the pandemic and rebuild a strong economy for all.

Galvanize corporate leaders to invest in practices that support employee well-being, security, and economic advancement.

Learn more about mobilizing corporate leadership


Corporate America: This Is Your Time to Lead

In times like these, there is a real opportunity for corporations to step out and up as leaders, using their power and influence to make a difference.

March 18, 2020

A Better Approach to Layoffs

JFF urges employers to prepare for disruptions that could require layoffs by embracing ethical offboarding—an approach to downsizing that improves the future economic prospects of former employees and fosters long-term improvements in employee performance, engagement,…

February 1, 2023

Deploy bold tech innovations, including virtual and immersive technologies, to support workers and learners who have been left behind.

Learn more about driving technology innovation


#ImpactAcceleration Series: Startups Stand Up to COVID-19

JFFLabs is featuring mission-driven startups building innovative tools and resources to help workers and businesses adapt in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 23 - May 1, 2020

Reinvent the design and delivery of education and training for youth and adults and break down silos between high school, college, and work.