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Job Quality Academy Starter Guide Copy

In 2023, Jobs for the Future (JFF), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, hosted the Job Quality Academy, a professional development and strategic planning technical assistance program for 16 community teams representing the…

May 20, 2024
Report/Research

Racial Disparities in Student Loan Affordability

JFF analyzes monthly student loan repayment burdens across racial groups, finding that, on average, Black borrowers pay a greater percentage of their monthly income toward student loans than white borrowers. Key Takeaways  On average, Black…

April 3, 2024
Report/Research

Transforming Training and the Eligible Training Provider List to Serve the U.S. Workforce

Recommendations From the Workforce Transformation Policy Council The Task Force on Transforming Training and the Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL), an offshoot of the Workforce Transformation Policy Council (WTPC), share policy recommendations for improving our…

March 26, 2024
Report/Research

Recommendations for a Fully Funded and Transformed Workforce Development System

In this brief, Jobs for the Future (JFF) presents our policy recommendations for overhauling the U.S. workforce development and postsecondary education systems—and putting millions more people on pathways to quality jobs. Recommendations   Endnotes This…

March 25, 2024
Report/Research

Quality Jobs Framework

JFF’s framework spells out new standards for quality jobs and actions we can all take to improve job quality—and ultimately help millions more people advance in the economy. How to use this framework: Explore the…

August 29, 2023

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