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Retail America: Pathways To Opportunity
22 minutes | May 6, 2019
Episode 10: Upward Mobility and Career Pathways Beyond Retail
Shemia Williams, Director of Programs from Charlotte Works, takes listeners beyond the retail sector to explore career pathways in healthcare and hospitality, the power of partnerships between employers and workforce intermediaries, and how these partnerships change the lives of frontline workers in this progressive community.
18 minutes | Mar 31, 2019
Episode 9: Accelerating Solutions for Work-Based Learning
Eric M. Seleznow, Senior Advisor and Director of Jobs for the Future’s Center for Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning, and Stephen Yadzinski, Managing Director of Acceleration for JFFLabs, explore the changing world of work in retail and discuss training solutions, including work-based learning and education technology, that innovative programs like JFFLabs’ Acceleration cohort promote.
22 minutes | Mar 18, 2019
Episode 8: Connecting Organizations and Individuals Ready to Enter the Workforce
In episode eight of the Retail America Podcast series, Lex Dennis, Director of Lifelong Learning at the Drucker Institute and Fred Teague, consultant for the High Potential Employee/Preferred Employer Program within the Lifelong Learning Initiative in South Bend, Indiana share insights about community engagement models, hallmarks and theories of change for the Lifelong Learning Initiative as well as ways the Drucker Institute and key community partners are connecting organizations and individuals ready to enter the South Bend workforce.
23 minutes | Mar 4, 2019
Episode 7: Building a Retail Ecosystem
Holly Kurtz, Director of the Retail Sector Initiative at the Center for the Future of Arizona (CFA), shares insights about the retail sector inArizona and explores topics related to upward mobility, best practices for training frontline workers, employer engagement and future retail trends.
22 minutes | Feb 19, 2019
Episode 6: How Can Employers Better Support Frontline Workers?
Amanda Willard, Senior Talent Acquisition Leader at T-Mobile and Nicole Trimble, Executive Director for the Talent Rewire initiative at FSG, discuss supporting frontline retail workers, developing ROI metrics for new frontline training systems and forming partnerships to recruit future frontline workers.
24 minutes | Jan 15, 2019
Episode 5: Job Quality and Worker Mobility Matter
Alita Bezanis, of Pete’s Fresh Market, Yesenia Cervantes, from Instituto del Progreso Latino and Jenny Weissbourd, from Reimagine Retail at the Aspen Institute, share insights into worker mobility, job quality and economic stability within the retail sector.
15 minutes | Jan 11, 2019
Episode 4: New Approaches to Frontline Training
Demetra Brown, Program Manager at Generation, explores new approaches to training, the training's impact on frontline workers and employers’ perceptions on ROI from building frontline training programs.
12 minutes | Dec 10, 2018
Episode 3: The Benefits of Upskilling Frontline Workers
Jaime Fall, Director of Upskill America, shares how upskilling programs benefit frontline workers and their employers, and provides insights from the latest upskilling programs across America in the third episode of the Retail America: Pathways to Opportunity podcast series.
18 minutes | Dec 3, 2018
Episode 2: How can Employers Overcome Low Unemployment?
Pat Steele, Project Director at Central Iowa Works, shares insights into how employers are overcoming low numbers of job applicants and providing wrap around services that overcome employment barriers as well as general insights into the Des Moines retail sector in the second episode of the Retail America: Pathways to Opportunity podcast series.
24 minutes | Nov 19, 2018
Episode 1: Retail is an Opportunity Sector
Julie Gehrki, Vice President of Programs at the Walmart Foundation, shares insights into retail as a sector of opportunity by highlighting Walmart's best practices and strategies for advancing frontline retail workers during the first episode of the Retail America: Pathways to Opportunity podcast series.
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