2020

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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