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“We have an unemployment crisis. Now what?”

For the past five years, WorkingNation's team of business leaders, educators, journalists, and storytellers has crisscrossed the country to learn all we can about...

Flipping the perspective on the future of work

WorkingNation's Ramona Schindelheim was interviewed by Salvatrice Cummo for The Future of Work podcast for Pasadena City College. Ramona discusses the importance of “doing” as...

Education beyond high school: The new standard for the 21st Century

Education has long been seen as a critical pathway to prosperity. With COVID-19 hitting both the education system and the economy, how do we...

Missouri’s job recovery initiative offers free courses and certifications in in-demand...

Missouri has shifted into jobs recovery mode, today announcing it is offering free online classes to help unemployed residents skill up and get back...

Everyone needs access to upskilling to thrive in our digital economy

As we talk about how we bring the tens of millions of unemployed Americans back into the workforce, there is a lot of discussion...

WorkingNation’s Jane Oates discusses pandemic impact on workers and students

WorkingNation president Jane Oates has worked in both education and workforce development. In the wake of COVID-19 and the employment crisis it has triggered,...

Why Upskilling Matters, Now More Than Ever

This essay first appeared in the Milken Institute’s Power of Ideas collection focused on building and rebuilding lives in the face of the #COVID19...

The two must-have soft skills in the changing workplace

So-called soft skills are becoming more important than ever as workers struggle during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ability to work as part of a...

It won’t be business as usual in the post-COVID world

We learned Monday that we are now in the early months of a recession that started in February. As the economy seeks a balance...

Upskilling now gives you an advantage as the economy reopens

The warning has been out there for a few years: there is a growing mismatch between the skills that employers want and the skills...