Events

Uneven Outcomes in the Labor Market: Understanding Trends and Identifying Solutions | January 20–21, 2021
Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
About: In 2021, community development staff from the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta, Boston, Cleveland, and Philadelphia will host a conference, Uneven Outcomes in the Labor Market: Understanding Trends and Identifying Solutions. The conference will convene a diverse network of researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to examine inequities in labor market outcomes and explore the implications of disparities on aggregate economic performance, individual workers, and communities. They will also identify new directions for policy and research.
Hosts: Federal Reserve Board of Governors and the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta, Boston, Cleveland, and Philadelphia

Racial Equity and the Future of Workforce Development | August 5, 2020, 2:00 p.m. (ET)
Location: Webinar
About: In this conversational webinar, the Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity will discuss racial equity and the future of workforce development with two prominent voices from the field. 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.
Host: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Ask Us Anything Series: the Importance of Job Quality in Recovery | July 8, 2020, 2:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar
About: In this conversational webinar, the Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity will discuss 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.
Host: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Ask Us Anything Series: Lessons from the Great Recession | June 17, 2020, 2:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar
About: The Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity hosts this conversational webinar. 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.
Host: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Ask Us Anything Series: Unemployment Trends and Effective UI Approaches | May 20, 2020, 2:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar
About: In this conversational webinar, 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 the guest speaker.
Host: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Summit on the Economics and Policies of Cliffs in the Social Safety Net and Economic Mobility | May 15–16, 2019
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
About: This summit explored how cliff effects in social safety net programs may either promote or discourage workers’ economic mobility. Convening participants exchanged insights and built collective understandings about public benefits eligibility policies, efforts to bridge gaps in social safety net programs, and the role of data tools to better inform policy and programmatic decisions.
Host: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Financial Innovations Roundtable: Aligning Capital, Training, and Economic Mobility | April 24–25, 2019
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
About: This roundtable included an interactive set of discussions on improving the flow and effectiveness of capital in workforce development and training systems. Participants included thought leaders and innovators from across the workforce development and community development finance sectors as well as partners from philanthropy, banking, and business.
Hosts: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta in partnership with the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, the Federal Reserve Banks of St. Louis and Richmond, and the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire

Investing in America’s Workforce Book Launch EventOff-site link | November 9, 2018
Location: New York, New York
About: Leaders from business, policy, foundation, nonprofit, education, and research sectors discussed themes from the book Investing in America’s Workforce: Improving Outcomes for Workers and Employers.
Hosts: Federal Reserve Banks of New York and Atlanta

Expanding Opportunities through Economic Development and Workforce Development Initiatives | May 20–22, 2018
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
About: This workshop brought together a select group of researchers to share their current unpublished research on issues related to economic development and workforce development.
Hosts: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

Creating a More Inclusive Economy: Igniting Systems That Produce Results for Youth EmploymentOff-site link | March 5-6, 2018
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
About: This convening included policymakers, advocates, researchers, and young adults from across the Southeast who are committed to creating more opportunities for low-income youth. Participants discussed building supportive systems and implementing policies to help opportunity youth gain critical skills needed to access employment and career pathways.
Hosts: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), MDC Inc., Opportunity Youth United, and Cities United

Investing in America's WorkforceOff-site link | October 4–6, 2017
Location: Austin, Texas
About: This conference aims to connect businesses, government agencies, nonprofits, financial institutions, academics, and philanthropic organizations to reframe workforce development efforts as investments, not just social services; attract new resources and leverage existing funding sources; and improve economic mobility and impact for workers.
Hosts: Federal Reserve System in collaboration with John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development (Rutgers University), Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs (The University of Texas at Austin), Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources (The University of Texas at Austin), and W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

Career Pathways in a Changing Labor MarketOff-site link | August 31, 2017
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
About: Labor economists, workforce development policy analysts, and workforce development practitioners gathered at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta to examine the effects of automation and shifting labor demands on the future of work.
Hosts: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta with support from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia