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2021 Workforce Guide

Workforce has been cited in Site Selection Magazine’s annual survey of corporate consultants as the No. 1 factor in site selection decisions for several years in a row. The 2021 Workforce Guide is a special report providing insight into workforce development partnerships and practices across the U.S.


15 Issues Facing the Workforce
From child care to remote work, challenges abound as the pandemic continues.
Stacking the Deck
Push for training drives innovative programs in higher education, creates opportunity for Americans.
Workforce Scores Big in Southern Nevada
Southern Nevada is stepping up its workforce game with key partnerships and initiatives.
Toward a National Skills Framework
In an exclusive adaptation from his book “Human Work in the Age of Smart Machines,” Lumina Foundation President and CEO Jamie Merisotis makes the argument for transparent credentials and competency-based learning.
Building Programs that Build Skills
Ogeechee Technical College spearheads innovative full access program for local manufacturing workforce.
5 Ways You Can Win The War for Talent
Ron Starner says the global pandemic has changed the rules of talent attraction, recruitment and retention.
Evolving the Local Landscape
Motlow State Community College’s president shares his vision for local partnerships and training opportunities.
Health Care - All in the Data
Microsoft leads upskilling initiative in Louisville.
States Focus on Reskilling Workforce
States use CARES Act funding to keep students on track and reskill workforce.
Apprenticeships - New Relevance for an Old Idea
Real-world practices offer clues to transforming the school-college-work pathway.
How Lockheed Martin Grows its Talent Base
When a company employs 110,000 people around the world, it better have a plan for keeping its workforce pond well stocked.
Programs that Work for People Who Work
A peek into the latest data shows where certified logistics skills are most plentiful.
Smart Systems Create Workforce Solutions
The Smart Talent program is just one way the national MEP network is helping the nation’s manufacturers grow business and people at the same time.
How Wisconsin Builds a Construction Workforce
Pandemic does not slow down ABC’s approach to job training.
Addressing the Digital Divide
Progress is slow, but broadband is reaching some of the country’s most remote locations.
Game On
Higher education meets the talent needs of the media and entertainment industry.
Energy Industry Gets Surge of Talent
Training programs help fill workforce shortage across industry.
Financial Literacy is a Workforce Win-Win
Citi is one of the most engaged financial services companies in the Cincinnati region when it comes to workforce development.
How Kaizen is Transforming a Community’s Workforce
At joint Toyota-Mazda plant in Alabama, job training goes to school.

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