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Returnships (Workforce Re-Entry Programs)

Companies are launching returnship programs to draw in applicants who may want to come back to work but have been out of the workforce for some time. Such arrangements are flourishing due to their success rates, the tight labor market and companies' attempts to diversify their workforces.

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Returnships Can Help Unemployed Ease Back into the Workforce
SHRM | Jan 2019

Invigorate Your Workforce: Why Returnships Benefit Both Companies & Workers
The Mom Project | Jan 2023

Just What Are 'Returnships' and Why Are They Trending Right Now?
SHRM | Jan 2023

How Business Leaders Can Support Women Re-Entering The Workforce
Forbes | Aug 2019

Helping Stay-at-Home Parents Reenter the Workforce
Harvard Business Review | Jun 2019

Enabling Career Returnships For Caregivers
Forbes | Jan 2019

Returnships Offer Employers Ways to Find Skilled Diverse Employees
SHRM | Mar 2018

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Example Programs



Re-Entry Program
Ford Motor Company

Return to Work Re-Entry Program
JP Morgan Chase

For the Returnee

The Comprehensive Guide to Returnships: What They Are and How to Secure One
UT Austin Boot Camp

This mom says a returnship saved her in the struggle of returning to work after baby
Good Morning America | Jun 2019

3 ways for stay-at-home parents to return to work smoothly
Fast Company | May 2019

Want To Get Back Into The Workforce? Try 'Returnships'
Forbes | Mar 2019

What is a Returnship? (Hint: Something You Probably Want to Check Out if You're Returning to the Workforce)
The Muse | 2019

Video: How to Get Back to Work After a Career Break
TED Talk | Nov 2015

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