Webinar Will Examine Workforce Investment in the Health Care Sector

Join experts from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, National Fund for Workforce Solutions, Homebridge, and UnityPoint Health as they discuss how health care employers are investing in frontline workers.

A good job has long been the entryway to financial stability and economic opportunity, but labor markets are changing. The share of middle-skill jobs—those that have traditionally provided entry to the middle class—has fallen while the share of frontline, service sector, and lower-skill jobs has increased. In addition to lower wages, these jobs in industries such as home health care, retail sales, food preparation, and service often have irregular hours, limited benefits, and limited opportunities for advancement. This session will discuss how workforce investment strategies in the health care sector work in practice and their impact on employees and business outcomes.

Speakers include:

  • Kelly Aiken, vice president, National Fund for Workforce Solutions, and director, CareerSTAT
  • Mark Burns, executive director, Homebridge
  • Emily Brown, retention specialist, UnityPoint Health
  • Steven Shepelwich, senior community development advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Register for the December 15 webinar, which takes place at 3:00 p.m. ET. Participation is free, but preregistration is required.

The Connecting Communities® webinar series is a Federal Reserve System initiative providing a national audience with timely information on emerging and important community and economic development topics. All sessions are recorded and archived on the Connecting Communities® website.