- New Corporate Voices Micro-Business Cases Spotlight Value of Learn and Earn Partnerships to U.S. Economic Competitiveness
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 6, 2011) – In the midst of a slow economic recovery and at a time when the national dialogue is focused on the need for job creation and growth, Corporate Voices for Working Families has released four new micro-business cases that are part of a series spotlighting how the business community can play a positive role in creating a more productive and competitive workforce.
- Business Leaders Announce National Commitment to Workforce Training: Commitment to Action Announced at Clinton Global Initiative
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 30, 2011) – Today, at the Clinton Global Initiative’s CGI America meeting in Chicago, Corporate Voices for Working Families joined Skills for America’s Future, the National Fund for Workforce Solutions, and the National Skills Coalition to announce the launch of Business Leaders United for Workforce Partnerships. This new, high-level initiative will support business and education partnerships that are providing training designed to meet the needs of employers, with a particular focus on community college partnerships.
- Corporate Voices Issues New Report That Profiles Young Employees in Low-Income Families and Spotlights the Challenges They Face
Washington, D.C. (May 11, 2011) – In the wake of the Great Recession, young employees (ages 16-24) in low-income families continue to struggle to balance their need to work while obtaining the education they must have to succeed in today’s complex and challenging economy.
- Corporate Voices Launches Workplace Lactation Toolkit to Help Employers Support Nursing Mothers at Work
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 21, 2011) – Corporate Voices for Working Families has published an updated version of its workplace lactation toolkit to help employers establish workplace lactation programs, comply with new provisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act passed into law with health care reform and to help employers adopt management strategies for 21st century success.
- Business Leaders, Corporate Voices and Year Up Meet with Policymakers to Discuss Effective Investment in Workforce Development
April 14, 2011 / Washington — Business leaders from renowned American corporations will join Year Up leaders and alumni, Corporate Voices for Working Families and representatives from other enterprising pathway programs for meetings with 35 key policymakers on Capitol Hill today. The event’s agenda will highlight the most effective, scalable workforce development programs for driving economic growth, ultimately closing the gap between untapped talent and entry level workforce needs.
- Corporate Voices Releases Suite of New Tools to Support Community and Business Partnerships for Young People
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 8, 2011) – Corporate Voices for Working Families, a nonprofit business membership organization in Washington, DC, has released a valuable new resource to help community leaders and employers collaborate to support children, youth and families in their communities.
Washington, D.C. (March 29, 2011) – In the midst of the most severe economic downturn since the Great Depression, and with millions of Americans unemployed or underemployed, a majority of employers are facing a major challenge recruiting employees with the skills, training and education their companies require.
- Corporate Voices for Working Families Releases EITC Toolkit to Help Employees Take Advantage of Tax Credits and Other Benefits
WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 8, 2011) -- Corporate Voices for Working Families, a nonprofit business membership organization in Washington, D.C., has released its 2010 Employer Guide: Educate Your Employees About the Benefits They’ve Earned. This is the eighth year that Corporate Voices has updated the Employer Guide and EITC toolkit and made it available to companies and other organizations at no cost as a way to help low-wage employees take advantage of a host of federal benefits available to them.
- Corporate Voices Receives $1.6 Million Attainment Grant From the Gates Foundation To Boost Postsecondary Attainment
Washington, D.C. (February 8, 2011) – Corporate Voices for Working Families has been awarded a second grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to build on its successful workforce education initiatives and continue leading business engagement aimed at increasing postsecondary completion and credentials for low-income young adults.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 20, 2011) – Corporate Voices for Working Families has issued a response to the U.S. Surgeon General’s “Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding,” emphasizing the need for creating a broader awareness of the tools and resources that are available to both employers and employees to effectively support nursing mothers at work. Read Corporate Voices’ response online.