Verified identity gets workers back on the job faster

Whether an economy is strong or struggling, Americans who are out of work often contend with barriers – including matching their skills with in-demand needs, and connecting with the right opportunities. States can activate their workforces through verified digital credentials that streamline services, training, and reemployment.

Moments of transformation

People across the United States are experiencing unparalleled unemployment.

The COVID-19 pandemic has overwhelmed workforce agencies, crashing legacy systems and straining budgets.

Government agencies struggle to understand the skill-set and training needs of their workforce.

Duplicative or ineffective employment and training services lead to wasteful administrative costs arising.

Businesses and economies are hindered by a supply shortage of labor that qualifies for middle-skills employment (positions that need more training than high school but less than a 4-year degree).

How Merit helps

Immediate, contactless verification

Allows individuals as well as public officials to validate licenses contactlessly and quickly.

Automated notifications

Ability to send notifications for public orders, safety guidelines, training, and jobs.

Accessible digital credentials

Make workers “shovel-ready” by letting them access their earned digital, verifiable credentials.

Technology and process agnostic

Merit easily works with any legacy system or existing technology so agencies and states can better meet individuals’ needs.

Opportunity matching

Efficiently match qualifying individuals with tailored opportunities for training, education, employment, benefits, and services.

Centralized, privacy-safe data

Implement program-wide, statewide tracking to better evaluate individuals’ skills and measure program success.

Automated pathways

Use verified credentials for training and upskilling programs to automate the pathway from training to job opportunities.

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Sign your organization up to issue and manage verified credentials and connect people with opportunities

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Learn how Merit's verified identity platform can help your organization issue portable verified credentials

Verified credentials

How Merit works

Agencies can navigate complex human coordination through tracking recipients’ outcomes, matching them with jobs, and gaining insights into the effectiveness of state-funded initiatives.


Supporting complex human coordination

One platform

Connects all upskilling, training, and credentialing initiatives into one platform.


Streamlines reporting between training providers, state leadership, and the U.S. Department of Labor.

Opportunity matching

Automatically matches individuals with tailored opportunities based on their verified identity.

Back to work

Dismantle the barriers that keep Americans from putting their skills to work by building an ecosystem on top of already-attained credentials.

Access to credentials

Make workers job-ready by letting them access their earned digital, verifiable credentials.

Timely updates

Check license status, including suspensions, holds, and expiration dates.

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Transform apprenticeship programs to create more opportunity


Connect education to meaningful career pathways

Emergency Services

Mobilize teams for seamless disaster preparedness


Verified identity opens the door to expedited, portable licenses

Health Care

Verified identity enables public health compliance at scale

Defense Readiness

Seamless verified identity support for armed forces



Rapid Deployment Package

In addition to vertical-specific solutions, Merit can be quickly implemented to solve a range of challenges. Every solution and rapid deployment package offering also connects to our ecosystem, expanding the network effects for merit recipients.


Activate your state’s workforce by streamlining services, training, and employment for Workforce Development, Licensing, and Apprenticeships.

eBook: Using Verified Identity to Revolutionize Workforce Development

The eBook presents solutions for the challenges you were already facing and COVID has made it even more pervasive.