2021

Oct 19, 2021

Back to Work: Helping the Long-Term Unemployed - October 19, 2021

Join Atlanta Fed president Raphael Bostic, policymakers, and workforce experts October 19 at 2 p.m. ET for Back to Work: Helping the Long-Term Unemployed, an online event hosted by The Hill and sponsored by AARP.

Sep 01, 2021

Get America Back to Work Twitter Chat - September 1, 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

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

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

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 - March 3, 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.

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