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Merit and Credential Engine Partner to Expand Nationwide Credential Ecosystem

By Mike Murphy on May 12, 2020

 Integrating verified identity and credential registry platforms facilitates a transparent nationwide credential marketplace

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Merit Launches ‘ReadyNow’ Medical License Reciprocity Program to Aid Nationwide COVID-19 Response

By Mike Murphy on March 16, 2020

Digital licensing and verification for medical professionals cuts administrative barriers so medical personnel can respond to the crisis across state lines

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Three Ways Merit Supports the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act

By Mike Murphy on March 9, 2020

The United States Congress passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in 2014 with wide bipartisan support, to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support in order to succeed in the labor market. WOIA is responsible for reforming and injecting funding into many key programs that are critical to getting citizens ready for work.

Merit is complementary to these efforts, as our platform helps states unlock their workforce’s potential by providing a single, secure platform to issue, track, and verify credentials earned and trainings completed. As our team meets with labor and workforce partners and key stakeholders across the country, it is increasingly clear that Merit addresses many components of the WOIA.



Here are three specific ways in which Merit is complementary to the WIOA.

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University of Utah & National CERT Association Launch Online Emergency Response Training Program Supported by Merit

By Mike Murphy on March 5, 2020

The program is the first-of-its-kind to issue merits, allowing greater communication, real-time information sharing between state agencies and qualified volunteers, and more efficient crisis response.

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Press Release: Merit Launches Career Skills Program for Veterans

By Mike Murphy on January 28, 2020

New initiative seeks to help veterans navigate the job search and connect to opportunities commensurate with their skills and experience

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Merit is One of Fortune Magazine’s Best Workplaces in the Bay Area!

By Mike Murphy on January 16, 2020

This morning we learned that Merit was named one of the Best Workplaces in the Bay Area by Great Place to Work and Fortune Magazine! We are humbled by this distinction, and are proud to be in the company of the other great organizations on this list.

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New eBook: Digital Credentialing & The Future of Work

By Mike Murphy on November 8, 2019

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and automation will undoubtedly impact the future of America’s workforce by making many jobs easier, and others completely obsolete. However, these technologies will have an uneven impact across each industry. Occupations in professional services (legal, science, academics), and “deskless” industries such as architecture, construction, plumbing, childcare, medical services, social work, and more, are more likely to see an increase in the number of available jobs.

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