Maximum Employment Matters: Industries and Careers of the Southeastern Economy

logo for Maximum Employment MattersThe Atlanta Fed's new webinar series, Maximum Employment Matters, takes a closer look at industries that drive the southeastern economy and the employment opportunities in each field. Guest speakers share their industry knowledge and discuss current and future labor trends, and education specialists share information about classroom resources related to the topic.

Check out the Maximum Employment Matters archive for two webinars from last spring. They focus on careers in manufacturing and health care. Additionally, the archive contains featured resources related to careers and the economy. For example, "Is College Worth It?" calculates your potential return on a college degree and how long it will take to break even on higher education expenses.

Register for the fall webinars, which will explore careers in energy, economics, finance, and more. Upcoming webinars include:

1. Economics on Thursday, September 28, 2017

This episode was focused toward students and conducted during the school day.

Featured speaker was:

  • Raphael Bostic, president and chief executive officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

2. Financial services on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. CT

Featured speakers will be from:

  • Regions Bank
  • Alabama Society of CPAs
  • Tennessee Society of CPAs

3. Minimum Wage Jobs on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. CT

This episode will take a look at who is working minimum wage jobs and what decisions students can make to improve their chances of earning a higher wage than minimum.

Featured speaker will be:

  • Whitney Mancuso, senior economic research analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

4. Energy on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. CT

Featured speakers will be from:

  • Southern Company
  • Turner Industries

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