Sep 01, 2021
The Atlanta Fed’s Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity—along with the Federal Reserve Banks of Philadelphia and Kansas City, Fed Communities, and WorkingNation—will cohost a live Twitter chat discussing how to get America back to work as the country emerges from the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Aug 04, 2021
Join the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity and AARP on Wednesday, August 4, at 2 p.m. (ET) for a lively conversation about the current long-term unemployment crisis and what innovative solutions are available to support the long-term unemployed.
Jul 14, 2021
Racial disparities in employment were exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic as Blacks and other workers of color bore the brunt of employment losses. Kathryn Edwards, left, economist for the RAND Corporation; Clair Minson, founder and principal consultant at change management firm Sandra Grace LLC; and William Rodgers III, vice president and director of the Institute for Economic Equity at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, discuss how promoting racial equity in the labor market can help communities reach their economic potential.
May 19, 2021
Labor policy reform can be most effective when it prioritizes better wage and life outcomes for all workers. Panelists Maria Flynn of the nonprofit Jobs for the Future, Earl Buford of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, Larry Good of Corporation for a Skilled Workforce, and Chike Aguh of the U.S. Department of Labor discuss gaps in national labor policy that have been exposed by the pandemic and ways to improve workforce development, including incorporating worker voices and a racial equity lens in the redesign of programs.
Mar 03, 2021
The Biden administration is expected to propose an infrastructure modernization plan that could spur hefty job creation. Workplace practitioners Kisha Bird of the Center for Law and Social Policy, Mary Alice McCarthy of New America, and Brad Markell of the AFL-CIO’s Working for America Institute discuss ways to make sure that traditionally underprivileged populations, particularly youth, people of color, and women, will connect with employment opportunities from infrastructure investments. Carl Van Horn, director of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, moderates the discussion.