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Report/Research

Identifying America's Untapped Workforce

A growing number of employers identify difficulty hiring highly qualified workers as their top competitive challenge. Roughly 75 million of Americans could meet these employer needs but currently lack the skills or supports to do…

March 12, 2019
Report/Research

Recommendations for Preparing America's Untapped Workforce

JFF defines the "untapped workforce" as the population of working-aged adults who do not have the work or wages they need to get by. To maximize national economic growth, meet employers’ talent needs, and eliminate…

March 11, 2019
Project

AWAKE

Workforce boards support 15 million Americans each year. JFF provides insights and advice to workforce leaders as they navigate change. The future of work is now, and many workforce boards are aggressively pursuing greater efficiency,…

April 30, 2018
Project

Possible Futures

JFF’s Possible Futures prepares learners in grades 6 through 10 for the future. Access and exposure to productive, family-supporting work play a critical role in our lives. However, as the labor market changes, fewer educators…

April 18, 2018

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