During this time of extreme economic hardship, we must come together and take swift action to address the crises facing workers today.
In a July 9 press release, JFF and a group of partners that includes training and education providers, employers, technology companies, job readiness nonprofits, and philanthropies announced an ambitious initiative to benefit U.S. workers who have lost their jobs in the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new venture, a nonprofit known as the SkillUp Coalition, will provide displaced frontline workers with access to training and employment opportunities.
“JFF is pleased to be a founding member of the SkillUp Coalition to immediately address the critical needs of displaced frontline workers,” said JFF President and CEO Maria Flynn. “During this time of extreme economic hardship, we must come together and take swift action to address the crises facing workers today and re-envision our workforce systems to be more equitable and better prepare workers for the jobs of tomorrow. This coalition will provide a comprehensive and accessible way forward for workers ready to re-enter the workforce and pave the way for longer systemic change.”