2020

Nov 11, 2020

Event: Ask Us Anything Series: Using Labor Market Data to Drive Workforce Strategies

Join the Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity for this conversational webinar at 3 p.m. (ET). The topic is why workforce data are critical to enhance job development, placement, and alignment of education and training. Guest speakers include the chief executive officer of Burning Glass Technologies, Matt Sigelman; LinkedIn’s chief economist, Karin Kimbrough, and a McKinsey & Co. partner, Nikhil Patel. They will offer insight on how states and regions can use data to understand labor market trends and ways to translate that data into action. Their organizations collect and analyze labor market data to inform workforce development strategies. The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is hosting the event.

Oct 22, 2020

Event: Virtual Roundtable on Inclusive and Equitable Community Development Recovery Strategies for Practitioners

Join the Atlanta Fed for a discussion on housing and community development in the times of COVID-19 at 1 p.m. (ET). At this virtual roundtable, you will hear about the perspectives and available data tools of Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta researchers and local government officials from Birmingham and New Orleans who will share their experiences working to help transform communities. The presenters will discuss how they are managing the challenges presented by COVID-19 and working toward an inclusive and equitable recovery for communities in the Southeast. The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is hosting the event.

Oct 14, 2020

Event: Ask Us Anything Series: Financial Innovations in the Workforce System

Join the Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity for this conversational webinar at 3 p.m. (ET). The topic is the changing financial structure of the workforce system, and how it can promote connections to companies and create a prepared workforce with all parties invested. Angela Jackson, a partner at New Profit and codirector of the Future of Work Grand Challenge, will lead the discussion. Guest speakers include Tracy Palandjian, chief executive officer and cofounder of Social Finance, and Jason Tyszko, vice president of the Center for Education and Workforce at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. They will discuss new ways of thinking about, investing in, and financing the workforce system. Both of their organizations are forging new public-private approaches to finance talent and workforce development. The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is hosting the event.

Sep 23, 2020

Event: Ask Us Anything Series: Workforce and Economic Development Innovations—Midwest Urban Strategies Spotlight

Join the Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity for this conversational webinar at 2 p.m. (ET). The topic is the intersection of workforce development, regional economic development, and innovation. Our guest speakers are Midwest Urban Strategies executive director Tracey Carey and two board directors, Clyde McQueen from the Full Employment Council in Kansas City, Missouri, and Linda Woloshansky from the Center on Workforce Innovations in Gary, Indiana. Discover how they worked to create their own standing nonprofit to better coordinate their workforce practices with regional economic development by retaining and growing local talent and generating greater return on investments for their employer partners and the workforce system. The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is hosting the event.

Aug 26, 2020

Event: Ask Us Anything Webinar on Childcare as a Key Community Development Priority

Join the Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity for this conversational webinar at 2 p.m. (ET). The topic is the intersection of childcare, workforce development, and economic development. Our guest speakers include the Atlanta Fed’s principal adviser for community and economic development, Brittany Birken; senior vice president of research at the Orlando Economic Partnership, Dale Brill; and former president of the United Way of Florida, Ted Granger. Learn from their experience in Florida assessing community barriers, aligning efforts and messages on policy and program development, and gaining statewide focus on childcare as a key community development priority. The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is hosting the event.

Aug 05, 2020

Event: Ask Us Anything Webinar on Racial Equity and the Future of Workforce Development

Join the Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity for this conversational webinar at 2 p.m. (ET). The topic is racial equity and the future of workforce development. Our guest speakers include the New Orleans Business Alliance’s vice president of talent and workforce, Clair Minson, and the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University’s chief economist, Bill Rodgers. Learn from our experts on economic realities for communities of color, and specifically Black communities, and how the workforce system should bring the equity imperative to the forefront to drive toward a better future for the field and the communities it aims to serve. The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is hosting the event.

Jul 08, 2020

Event: Ask Us Anything Webinar on the Importance of Job Quality in Recovery

Join the Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity for this conversational webinar at 2 p.m. ET. The topic is the importance of job quality as economies reopen and workers consider their next career steps. Our guest speakers include the Good Jobs Institute’s executive director, Sarah Kalloch, and the National Fund for Workforce Solutions' Janice Urbanik, senior director for innovation and strategy. Learn from our experts what it means to offer a quality job, how the workforce development field can help advance more quality employment, and what strategies can be deployed to improve opportunities in the future. The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is hosting the event.

Jun 17, 2020

Event: Ask Us Anything Webinar on Lessons from the Great Recession Off-site link

The Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity hosts this conversational webinar at 2 p.m. (ET). Jane Oates, president of the nonprofit WorkingNation and former assistant secretary of the Employment and Training Administration, and Carl Van Horn, director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, will hold a fireside chat focusing on their reflections on the current workforce landscape. They will also discuss how lessons learned from the Great Recession can inform effective pandemic recovery responses and investments. The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is hosting the event.

May 20, 2020

Event: Ask Us Anything Webinar on Unemployment Trends and Effective UI ApproachesOff-site link

In this webinar occurring at 2 p.m. ET, Stuart Andreason, director of the Atlanta Fed's Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity, and Sarah Miller, center senior adviser, will answer questions and provide insight on unemployment claims data filed during the pandemic. Andreason will also feature the center’s new data tool, the Unemployment Claims Monitor, which tracks weekly unemployment insurance claims. Alex Camardelle, senior policy analyst at the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, is a guest speaker. The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is hosting the event.

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