ImpactAlpha, August 5 — The U.S. economy will add nearly 12 million jobs by 2030. New talent development solutions, inclusive workforce strategies and worker ownership models, could help determine how those jobs will look.
This week, KKR announced a $950 million sale of Minnesota Rubber & Plastics to Swedish engineering firm Trelleborg Group. Under a worker ownership program implemented by KKR when it acquired MRP in 2018, all 1,450 employees will receive cash payouts equivalent to a year or two of salary.
Separately, Daivergent this week raised $3.3 million in a seed round led by Zeal Capital Partners. The New York-based company is using data to provide personalized vocational, social and other life skills training to neurodivergent professionals to prepare them for tech and corporate jobs.
A workforce project between Social Finance and United Way Miami aims to train Miami residents and help them secure jobs that lead to economic mobility.
CEI Ventures’ Good Jobs Fund raised $21.5 million to invest in companies creating good jobs for people living in rural cities.
Achieve Partners, through its workforce fund, acquired Helios Consulting, a tech staffing company that provides human capital management services to employers. Last month, Achieve sold tech training venture Genuent to A&M Capital Partners.