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Three reasons employers should invest in growing a talented workforce

June 14, 2016

Of the myriad ways employers can make an impact – on their bottom lines and on society – providing financial support for workers to earn an education beyond high school ranks near the top. Tuition reimbursement programs used to be viewed as a nice-to-do, but they’re increasingly seen by corporate leaders as a means to gain a competitive advantage.

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Want to decrease unemployment among veterans? Here's how.

May 24, 2016

An op-ed by Jamie Merisotis calls for a movement to formally recognize the talent developed through military experience, and translate it into college credit, to ensure today’s servicemen and women are prepared for post-service job success.

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America Needs Talent: Attracting, Educating and Deploying the 21st Century Workforce

May 15, 2016

Lumina President Jamie Merisotis shares his thoughts on building a stronger nation and better lives for all Americans through talent development. This keynote speech outlines key concepts in his book America Needs Talent, and includes powerpoint slides from the event detailing Merisotis' personal reflections on talent as it relates to his own family story.

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Jamie Merisotis: Making Providence a talent hub

Jan 25, 2016

The 21st century is shaping up to be a golden age for cities, with growth in U.S. municipalities projected to create an even stronger urban majority in coming decades. The cities that emerge as exemplars in this era will focus on a common ingredient: talent. Their future successes will be shaped — in large part — by their ability to hone the pool of critical human capital needed to fuel this century’s workforce.

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A series of reports show investing in employee tuition reimbursement yields significant financial payback.
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