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Practices & Centers

Employer Mobilization

Helping employers build solutions that benefit both businesses and workers.
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Our expertise and reach can help you create a more inclusive, agile, and resilient workplace.

We know what it takes to help companies create solutions that benefit both businesses and workers. As a leader and connector in workforce and education, Jobs for the Future’s Employer Mobilization practice is the go-to for employers who want to invest in inclusive talent strategies. 

Our diverse team of strategists, designers, and advisors can help you set and achieve a bold vision to address business challenges and build solutions that work for learners, workers, and communities.

Key Initiatives

Knowledge and Insights

We curate the information and build the resources you need to drive inclusive career mobility at your company. 

Network Engagement

We connect you with like-minded professionals to share approaches and solutions and build a community of motivated peers.

Program Design and Consulting

We work with you to implement and scale promising, field-changing solutions. 

News & Ideas

Report/Research

Success, Redefined: How Nondegree Pathways Empower Youth to Chart Their Own Course to Confidence, Employability, and Financial Freedom

How nondegree pathways empower young people to chart their own courses to confidence, employability, and financial freedom Today’s young adults want and need a diverse array of education options, including, but not limited to, two-…

February 6, 2024
Report/Research

Private Equity Holds the Key to Creating Quality Jobs for Millions

“Private Equity Holds the Key to Creating Quality Jobs for Millions” makes the business case for why investments in talent at PE portfolio companies could catalyze improvements in job quality throughout the U.S. economy while at…

January 9, 2024
Project

Rework America Alliance

Advancing opportunities for millions of workers in low-wage roles to move into quality jobs. An Alliance to Help People Move Into Better Jobs  The Rework America Alliance is a unique partnership of civil rights organizations,…

December 4, 2023
Report/Research

Next Gen Solutions for Next Gen Talent

How Employers Can Engage, Develop, and Advance Gen Z—Today’s Early Talent  As Gen Z—today’s early talent—enters the workforce in growing numbers, a central question for employers is how they can better understand and respond to…

November 30, 2023
Tool

Skills-Based Hiring Toolkits

Time-saving toolkits include a skills-based job posting, interview questions, and onboarding plans. Are you tired of sifting through stacks of resumes and struggling to find the right candidates for your open positions? Adopting a skills-based…

November 4, 2023
Tool

Skills-Based Practices: A Journey Map for Employers

This document is a one-stop guide to help employers build business agility, workforce diversity, and resilience through skills-based talent practices. It includes business cases for a skills-based approach and resources to assess a company’s maturity…

November 2, 2023

Featured Projects

Action Collaboratives

JFF Action Collaboratives bring corporate leaders together to ideate and problem-solve on cross-cutting issues related to talent and enabling equitable career mobility for employees.

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Impact Employer Talent Framework

Impact Employers take a fundamentally different approach to attracting, developing, and retaining talent—they prioritize the social and economic well-being of employees.

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Impact Stories

Employee Well-Being Is Critical to Equitable Economic Advancement

Our first Action Collaborative explored how corporate leaders can drive well-being initiatives to support their employees' abilities to thrive at work. Here’s what we learned.

Changemakers: How Salesforce Is Building Belonging With Its Workers

One phone call at a time, Salesforce’s Jacalyn Chapman is leading Salesforce’s workforce culture.

Part 1: 10 Strategies to Help L&D Leaders Increase Worker Opportunity (and Shareholder Results)

After nearly 40 years of widespread disinvestment in human capital, companies are finally coming to terms with the need to invest in the critical sources of talent their success depends upon.


Team

Cat Ward

Vice President

Cat Ward is vice president of JFF’s Employer Mobilization practice, which engages the private sector as a strategic force for good. She leads a team that advises companies on envisioning, developing, and implementing strategies that…

Laura Roberts

Senior Director

Laura Roberts is a senior director in the Employer Mobilization practice at JFF. She leads the design and implementation of JFF’s work with Fortune 1,000 corporate leaders, helping them change business practices at scale in…

Megha Bansal Rizoli

Director   

Megha Bansal Rizoli is a director in the Employer Mobilization practice at JFF. She drives strategy and thought leadership on the role that private-sector employers and institutions play in creating equitable economic advancement and quality…

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The Employer Mobilization practice at Jobs for the Future and our network of expert partners are available to help identify optimal practices for job quality and worker well-being, provide networking and convening opportunities, develop and scale talent programs, and more. Contact us to learn more about how you can partner with us or support our work, and subscribe for updates.