MaineBiz: How to remove barriers to workforce success

In this piece for MaineBiz, John T. Gorman Foundation President & CEO Nicole Witherbee highlights how partners are overcoming workforce challenges for families and employers in three ways: meeting people where they are, addressing childcare, and providing opportunities to earn and learn.

Connecting individuals with education, training and job opportunities is a critical part of helping families gain economic stability and building a brighter future for Maine children.

That is why the John T. Gorman Foundation has invested in a range of programs that grow and strengthen Maine’s workforce in our efforts to build the resilience of Maine children and their families.

These initiatives seek to break down barriers that stand between job seekers and employers with critical staffing needs. We have learned a lot from these innovative approaches and believe several have important lessons that other business leaders can learn from as well.

To read the full piece, go here.

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