News & Events
- Corporate Voices’ New Learn and Earn Micro-Business Cases Showcase Role of Small Businesses in Strengthening America’s Economy
WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 21, 2011) – As the nation prepares to enter the fall season focused on job creation and measures needed to stimulate America's economic growth, Corporate Voices for Working Families has released three new micro-business cases documenting how partnerships between small businesses and community colleges are playing a positive role in closing the skills gap and in creating a more competitive workforce.
- 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. (May 23, 2013) – As the nation pauses to honor its military service members this Memorial Day, Corporate Voices for Working Families has published an important new resource designed to assist breastfeeding and nursing mothers serving in the United States military.
- Corporate Voices joins U.S. Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Ted Deutch for Equal Pay Day Discussion with Florida Employers
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – April 9, 2013 – This year marks 50 years since President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and yet today, women still earn 77 cents for every dollar earned by a man.
Tuesday, April 9 is National Equal Pay Day, representing the date in the current year through which women must work to match what men earned in the previous year. It reminds us of the work still ahead in order to achieve equity and an America where everyone gets an equal day's pay for an equal day's work.
Washington, D.C. -- Corporate Voices for Working Families honored three outstanding partners with a 2013 Visionary Award during the organization’s Annual Partners Meeting, March 20-22, in Washington, D.C.
- Diversity & Inclusion Webinar with Corporate Voices, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and WFD Consulting
On November 28, 2012, Corporate Voices hosted a webinar outlining its Public/Private Collaboration on Diversity & Inclusion with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and WFD Consulting. The collaboration is bringing together corporate and federal diversity leaders to discuss the obstacles and opportunities that exist around five critical diversity and inclusion issues: middle managers, senior management communications, data and measurement, work/life and mentoring.
- 04/10/2013Data Supports Corporate Voices’ Ongoing Efforts to Strengthen America’s Businesses and Job-Seeking Young Adults Through Smarter Workforce Training Investments Last week, Demos, a New York-based non-partisan public policy research and advocacy organization, released its report, Stuck: Young America’s Persistent Jobs Crisis, highlighting the current youth employment crisis in the United States and examining how the […]
- 03/28/2013Corporate Voices for Working Families’ 2013 Annual Partners Meeting put the spotlight last week on corporate leadership beyond the workplace, providing presentations rich in content, lively discussions and opportunities for attendees to network with other business leaders and policymakers.
- 02/27/2013The decision by Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer to end the option for Yahoo! employees to work at home should matter to all working families and businesses. In one move by a highly visible executive and company, the decision threatens advances made over the last several decades in the workplace that have benefited working families and […]