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Report on Workforce Development Needs and Opportunities

"Investing in America’s Workforce: Report on Workforce Development Needs and Opportunities" analyzes information gathered from nearly 1,000 leaders who work at the intersection of workforce training, recruitment, and finance. The study provides a current snapshot of the workforce development sector and its key challenges. It offers strategies for improving the human capital of America’s labor force, expanding access to jobs, and innovating workforce development funding.

Federal Reserve Workforce Resources

The Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity, housed at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, conducts research on employment policies and labor market issues that affect low- and moderate-income individuals.

"Developing Career-Based Training" examines various approaches to establishing technical and career-based training and the importance of building out the skills needed for the workforce in today's increasingly complex and rapidly changing global economy.

"Models for Labor Market Intermediaries" explores the role of community and economic development organizations in workforce development and the importance of fostering and facilitating partnerships to address local workforce challenges.

"Engaging Workforce Development: A Framework for Meeting CRA Obligations" provides banks—and organizations interested in partnering with them—information and tools to engage in workforce development activities to support their community involvement goals and their obligations under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).

"Transforming U.S. Workforce Development Policies for the 21st Century" features 65 leading scholars and practitioners who outline the issues and introduce new policies and practices to meet the changing needs of workers, businesses and their communities.

Human Capital Compendium is a hub for Federal Reserve research, speeches, podcasts and more on topics of employment, unemployment, and workforce development.

Fedcommunities.org offers an array of practical resources from across the Federal Reserve that support community development. Available materials include regional workforce development publications and tools.

Investing in America's Workforce is a Federal Reserve System initiative in collaboration with the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, the Ray Marshall Center of the Lyndon B. Johnson School at the University of Texas, and the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.

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