Path Forward’s Career Restart Seminar Summer Roadmap

Our upcoming Fall 2019 return to work program is going to be our most expansive yet, and we’re taking the program on the road by bringing Career Restart Seminars to seven cities across the US! We’re kicking things off in California with an event on May 29 in Sunnyvale, followed by a May 30 seminar in Carlsbad. Then, we’re traveling to Reston, Virginia on June 12, and Bentonville, Arkansas on…

Walmart 2018 Cohort

Walmart and Path Forward announce expanded partnership to bring Walmart’s return to work opportunities to locations across the country

Today, Walmart announced the expansion of their return to work program, in partnership with Path Forward, to multiple locations across the country. After a successful 2018 program in San Bruno and Sunnyvale, California, the program will expand to increase the number of opportunities in Silicon Valley and add new returnship openings at nearly every Walmart Labs location in America, including Carlsbad, California; Reston, Virginia; and Walmart’s hometown of Bentonville, Arkansas.…

Forging a Path Forward in Gender Balance on International Women’s Day

This International Women’s Day 2019 is all about finding #balanceforbetter: achieving gender parity and equality in every facet of life, from media representation to company leadership. But in the workplace, gender balance can’t be discussed without bringing up the issue of caregiving, and the responsibilities that come with raising children. Recent research has shown a consistent story across three decades: while only 2% of young women expected to opt out…

Spring 2019 Return to Work Program Kicks Off With Two Career Restart Seminars in the Bay Area

We kicked off our Spring 2019 program with two Career Restart Seminars in the Bay Area, where more than 500 caregivers seeking a career reentry had the opportunity to learn more about our return to work program, network, and meet recruiters from some of our partner companies who are offering Spring 2019 returnships, including Cloudflare, DataStax, Dynamic Signal, Intuit, LendingClub, Netflix, OSIsoft, SAP, Uber, Volta, and Verizon. One woman looking…

Spring 2018 Career Restart Resources - Woman on Computer

Spring 2018 Career Restart Resources for Returnees

Many companies, including many Path Forward partners, run return to work programs that have start dates in September and October. If you’d like to get your career restarted by the fall, there’s a lot of steps you can take now to get ready. The Path Forward team has rounded up some of our favorite online and in-person resources to help you continue to grow your network, upgrade your skills, and…

Hesitant About Returning to Work

Skeptical About Returnships? There’s Growing Proof that They Work

If you’re among those who are skeptical about the value of using a “returnship” to re-enter the workforce after a break, you’re not alone. Back in 2012, Working Mother ran an article that opened with the line, “Thinking about doing a returnship? Please don’t.” The article went on to argue that returnships took advantage of women’s feelings of insecurity after a career break, and that placement rates at the end…