Walmart Foundation | Investing in Creating Economic Opportunity

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Walmart Foundation | Investing in Creating Economic Opportunity

Funding to 10 Workforce Development Boards are part of $10.9 million grant awarded to The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership

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As a next step in an effort to increase economic mobility of workers in retail and adjacent sectors in the U.S., the Walmart Foundation announced 10 Workforce Development Boards (WDBs) across the country will receive funding from The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership). The Partnership selected 10 WDBs to collectively form and implement new models of career services specific to retail—models that will serve as best practices for the approximately 550 WDBs in the U.S. that already provide services, such as career coaching, soft skills training, specialized skills training and referrals to other resources.

Learn more about how the Walmart Foundation aims to increase economic mobility in the growing retail industry