New data shed light on why some workers prefer non-traditional employment

Around 80 percent of self-employed independent contractors prefer their current employment arrangement.

Child care support is critical for advancing job training and workforce development

A new survey shows how local workforce development boards are aiming to help low-income parents.

Four ideas to help America prepare for the future of work

How can we help Americans who may feel intimidated by technological and economic change?

How new competency frameworks can help US policymakers and employers boost apprenticeships

Well-defined occupational frameworks can simplify the development and approval of apprenticeships.

Using evidence to accelerate solutions

Researchers must advance evidence-based solutions to the challenges facing our changing workforce and social fabric.

How three states are supplementing federal funds for workforce development

Massachusetts, Texas, and Washington have diverse funding structures for job training programs.

How local workforce systems can support lifelong learning

The demand for skilled workers is surging in industries like health care and advanced manufacturing.

A low unemployment rate doesn’t mean all workers have access to good jobs. Employer engagement strategies can help

Community-based organizations play a vital role in addressing barriers to employment and mobility.

Without addressing poverty, child labor laws aren’t enough to keep kids safe

Dangerous jobs might seem like good choices to young people living in poverty.

Instead of tariffs, try apprenticeships

The manufacturing industry is facing a skills gap estimated to result in 2 million unfilled jobs by 2025.