Beth Cobert on skills-based hiring and advancement

Thought leaders share ideas with WorkingNation Overheard at Presented by JFF Horizons – See Beyond 2022

“When we think about skills, it’s about skills-based – not just hiring – but hiring and advancement,” says Beth Cobert, COO, Markle Foundation. “It is about recognizing that workers bring tremendous capabilities that they should be rewarded for and that companies can really benefit.”

WorkingNation sat down with Cobert at Presented by JFF Horizons – See Beyond 2022 in New Orleans.

Also, as leader of Rework America Alliance, Cobert says the organization is “focusing on helping workers, particularly those who built skills through experience – but may not have a bachelor’s degree – access career opportunities that will enable them to thrive and advance.”

“We’re really excited about the impact we’re having with our 40-plus partners, civil rights organizations, employers, community colleges, other education providers, community-based organizations to make a difference for workers,” says Cobert.

She notes the just-announced expansion of services to Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, New Orleans, and Philadelphia in conjunction with Alliance partners – Goodwill Industries International, the National Urban League, and UndiosUS.

Learn more about Markle Foundation.

Learn more about Rework America Alliance.