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January/February 2013


Community Development Call-in Sessions in March

Effective Employer Approaches to Workforce Development

HBCU Presidents, Corporate Leaders Share Best Practices

Research on Women-Owned Businesses



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  Editor's Note: This publication is posted on a rolling bi-monthly schedule.
Updated February 27, 2013
workers Register Now for Two Call-in Sessions in March
2/27/2013 - The Federal Reserve will host call-in sessions on the Independent Foreclosure Review agreement and the 2011 FDIC National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households. Join the conversation with other community development practitioners nationwide.
workers A Case for Greater Company Participation in Workforce Development
2/25/2013 - How can employers be effective partners in improving the local workforce ecosystem? Peter Cappelli, professor and director of the Wharton School's Center for Human Resources, discusses how firms can provide on-the-job training for skills needed within their organizations.
conference Workforce Development Event Focuses on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)
2/22/2013 - HBCU presidents and corporate leaders met recently at the Atlanta Fed to share best practices on preparing students for the current job market. The event was part of a larger Federal Reserve initiative to address workforce development issues, including workforce readiness.
woman business owner Women Entrepreneurs Mean Business
1/25/2013 - What are the current trends in female entrepreneurship? Alicia Robb, senior research fellow at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, discusses recent data on women-owned firms and the challenges and opportunities in expanding this sector.