I’d like to pass along a good article highlighting the National Fund for Workforce Solutions, one of our outstanding Weinberg Foundation/Workforce Development grantees, and the challenges within the older adult workforce.
Last week the Thomson Reuters news service ran the story “Older Americans learn new trades in tough jobs market” which looked at older Americans who went through training to learn skills to find work in a new industry. Here is a link to the article: http://money.msn.com/business-news/article.aspx?date=20120531&feed=OBR&id=15173182. It includes a quote from Fred Dedrick, Executive Director of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions, and featured participants from two workforce partnerships – Workforce Central’s food manufacturing partnership and Central Iowa Works Careers in Financial Services partnership.
The story was picked up by over three dozen outlets. I hope you enjoy!