2021

Aug 04, 2021

Addressing the Long-Term Unemployment Crisis - August 4, 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

Ask Us Anything: The Cost of Inequality in the Labor Market - July 14, 2021

The Atlanta Fed's Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity hosted a conversational webinar discussing improvements that would boost growth and make our economic systems more equitable, as well as the benefits that closing the racial wage gap would have for a community's economic growth and for the mobility of workers of color.

May 19, 2021

Ask Us Anything: Labor Policy Reform for a Cohesive Workforce Development Sector - 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

Ask Us Anything: Infrastructure Job Programs Creating Career Opportunities for People of Color, Women, and Youth

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.

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