Wells Fargo Awards $10 Million to United Way to Address Unemployment

Wells Fargo Awards $10 Million to United Way to Address Unemployment

United Way Worldwide has announced a gift of $18 million from Wells Fargo & Company in support of efforts to help a million people secure sustainable employment over the next five years.

With the goal of enabling a million people to better support their families and strengthen their communities, United Way will build on the efforts of affiliates like the United Way of Greater Cincinnati to provide job training and employment services to the un- and underemployed. Through its Partners for a Competitive Workforce initiative, a collaboration of more than a hundred and fifty organizations, UWGC has helped prepare more than eleven thousand residents of the city for good jobs in growing industries such as health care, advanced manufacturing, and logistics.

"United Way fights to ensure that every person in every community has the opportunity to succeed," said United Way Worldwide president and CEO Brian Gallagher. "As part of this commitment, we bring together community leaders from across the public, private and nonprofit sectors to strengthen education and training programs so that more people can get jobs that improve their quality of life. This generous gift from Wells Fargo will strengthen our ability to build coalitions that help people get good jobs, support their families and strengthen their communities."

"[We have] made it a priority to help create opportunities for economic equity in underserved communities," said Jon Campbell, head of corporate responsibility and community relations at Wells Fargo. "United Way has been a tremendous partner for Wells Fargo, and we are proud to support this new initiative to expand access to steady employment, which is key to achieving financial self-sufficiency and income mobility."

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