- A safety net that supports workers’ long-term pathway to a skilled career. Remove barriers to our nation’s safety net for all workers, including those impacted by the pandemic, and make it a foundation for new career pathways.
A comprehensive approach to re-training and re-employment for all displaced workers.Guarantee income, healthcare, training, and re-employment support for any worker who loses a job due to economic disruptions such as pandemics, automation, or trade.
- Publicly funded job creation that includes training for those in need of a new career. Ensure job creation efforts, such as those around infrastructure or an expanded public health workforce to fight the pandemic, include investments in skills that expand access to longterm careers for local workers.
- Support to local businesses to avert layoffs and encourage upskilling. Subsidize small and mid-sized businesses to avert layoffs, keep their employees paid, and support their re-training during down time.
- Sector partnerships to drive industry-specific training and hiring strategies. Support the partnerships that communities need to develop training strategies targeting the specific needs of individual industries and the local workforce.
- Digital access and learning for all working people at home and on the job. Eliminate barriers by making high-quality digital learning available to all workers.
- High quality, job-ready education for those who need to re-enter the labor market, including making college work for working people. Increase system capacity and expand access to high quality, industry driven education and training that prepares workers for good jobs.
- Public data and accountability regarding who is being included in this recovery. Report data on how different workers and businesses are faring in the recovery and hold policies accountable to equitable outcomes for those most impacted.
Updated October 12, 2020
Responding to the crisis before us | March 18, 2020
State Policy Covid-19 Response Toolkit | Molly Bashay, April 16, 2020
Digital Skills for an Equitable Recovery | July 2020
A 21st Century Reemployment Accord | July 2020
Young parents and workforce in a post-pandemic world | September 2020
It's incumbent on U.S. | September 2020
Skilled America Podcast
National Skills Coalition on Medium
Manufacturing a Response to COVID-19 | April 2, 2020
Figuring Out Who Cares | April 9, 2020
Re-Entering The Fray | April 16, 2020
Digital fluency for a resilient economy | April 21, 2020
Building in a Pandemic | May 7, 2020
- Analysis: Third stimulus package lacks comprehensive strategy to respond to urgent workforce needs today | March 26, 2020
- Federal government releases COVID-19 guidance for adult education programs | March 30, 2020
- Set of House Democrats release bill to invest $15.6 billion in workforce to respond to Covid-19 crisis | May 1, 2020
- Making a COVID-19 case for workforce data | May 7, 2020
- Federal policy change leaves millions of students out of pandemic-related emergency aid | May 11, 2020
- HEROES Act fails to reach scope and scale Covid-19 crisis demands | May 14, 2020
- Unruh on #SkillsWorldLIVE: NSC is "committed to working to change the racial inequities within workforce policy" | June 4, 2020
- The road from recession to inclusive economic recovery requires strong workforce data | June 9, 2020
- Federal government allows use of TANF, SNAP E&T, WIOA funds to support digital inclusion | June 24, 2020
- Workers without a college degree are disproportionately impacted by Covid-19 job losses | July 9, 2020
- The 4 Workforce Issues Congress Must Address in the Next Stimulus | July 17, 2020
- Digital literacy skills are necessary for an equitable economic recovery from Covid-19, new report finds | July 22, 2020
- New report charts path to reemployment for workers left behind by nation’s pandemic response | July 27, 2020
- The 6 things states can do to build a diverse and effective contact tracing workforce | August 10, 2020
- Small business is at the heart of an inclusive economic recovery | August 13, 2020
- How states can rev up their recoveries through upskilling | August 18, 2020
- 3 key policies to support young parents via workforce development | August 27, 2020
- #SkillsToRecover Forum Series
A series of Covid-19 Capitol Hill updates for workforce advocates.
- Notes from the Field: Covid-19's Impact on California's Workers | April 28, 2020
From our Networks
- Campaign to Invest in America's Workforce sent a letter to Senate Leaders and the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies - urging them to invest invest at least $15 billion in our nation’s workforce development system, consistent with investments proposed in the Relaunching America’s Workforce Act, to ensure that we can respond quickly to current and projected demands for new workers in key industries, while helping those who have lost their jobs as a result of this crisis to transition to new family-supporting jobs. Close to 700 organizations have signed on to the letter.
Read the full letter here.
- Campaign to Invest in America's Workforce urges Congress to immediately invest at least $15 billion in our nation’s workforce development system. Read the full letter here.
Update: 500 organizations signed on to CIAW's letter
- Business Leaders United has developed a set of policy goals for an immediate stimulus package to assist workers who need income, healthcare, and housing today and to shore up small and mid-sized businesses trying to weather this crisis.