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Essential for a Post-COVID Economy: Recommendations for a Fully Funded and Transformed Workforce Development System

Even before the COVID-19 crisis, the United States was overdue for a transformation of its postsecondary education and workforce development systems to meet the vast skill and employment needs of today’s workers and employers. The…

March 31, 2021

State Policy Road Map for an Equitable Economic Recovery

In response to historic inequities that have only been exacerbated during times of crisis, JFF urges policymakers to think about COVID-19 recovery differently. This recovery must be equitable, with a vision that ensures systemic transformation,…

January 25, 2021

How to Transform TANF to Better Serve America’s Workers and Families

JFF recommends major changes to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program to ensure that individuals experiencing poverty have access to the education and training they need to secure good jobs while also receiving…

December 7, 2020

How to Achieve an Equitable Economic Recovery for America: A Blueprint for the Biden Administration

With the country seeking a path to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic crisis it caused, JFF calls on the Biden administration to work toward three goals: helping all people rebound and advance,…

November 9, 2020

JFF’s Vision for an Equitable Economic Recovery

JFF urges policymakers to envision an equitable economic recovery from COVID-19. It must ensure systemic transformation, foster community revitalization, and provide individuals from all backgrounds with career and educational opportunities, as well as the support…

June 8, 2020

Covid-19 Legislative Summary

JFF has developed a summary of the three stimulus packages that have been passed by Congress in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The summary focuses on the emergency needs of workers, students, small businesses, education…

April 1, 2020

Connecting Opportunity Youth to Postsecondary Credentials and Careers

Today, 4.5 million young adults ages 16 to 24 are out of school and unemployed. Often referred to as “opportunity youth,” they face significant barriers in the labor market. Policymakers must learn from proven college…

February 6, 2020

Preparing Opportunity Youth for the Future of Work

The future of work—resulting from fast- paced changes in technology, artificial intelligence, robotics, and fluctuations in the way we perform work—will create economic growth and new jobs across the country, but only for communities that…

January 2, 2020
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Closing the Credit-Noncredit Divide: Bridging the Gap in Postsecondary Education to Expand Opportunity for Low-Wage Working Adults

This report examines the structural divide between for-credit and noncredit postsecondary education and the problems it presents for people seeking better jobs with higher pay. It highlights innovative ways that some community colleges are trying…

October 29, 2019

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