Retail and related sectors employ nearly one out of every four workers in the US, according to the National Retail Federation, and retail is the first job for many workers. Over the past few months, with support from the Walmart Foundation, the National Association of Workforce Boards, the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program, and Corporation for a Skilled Workforce conducted research with the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership and innovative workforce boards across the country to understand how they are engaging with the retail sector, and the challenges, opportunities, and promising practices emerging from their retail work.
On July 23, we learned about these exciting findings and forthcoming resources and heard directly from workforce boards that are surfacing new approaches to working with the retail sector. To watch, click here.
The webinar included:
- New research findings
- Promising practices from the field
- Tools and resources for workforce boards and their partners to start, grow and enhance engagement with the retail sector
- Kelly Middleton Banks, Manager, Program Implementation, National Association of Workforce Boards
- Terri Bergman, Consultant, National Association of Workforce Boards
- Nancy Snyder, Chair of the Board, Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
- Sarah Burns, Director of Research & Evaluation, San Diego Workforce Partnership
- Chris Strom, Director of Retail Initiatives, Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership
- Shonta Trotman, Program Manager Education and Training Services – Workforce Services, Denver Economic Development & Opportunity
- Jeannine La Prad, Senior Policy Fellow, Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Tweet Webinar: “New Approaches to Engaging Retailers: A First Look at Research on Workforce Boards and Retail.” Hosted by @WorkforceInvest, @skilledwork_org, @ChiCookWorks, & @AspenWorkforce, featuring @SDWorkforce & @DenverOED.