The recovery from the Great Recession has been distinguished by record high long term unemployment. Data shows that a significant number of job cuts are impacting employment on a permanent basis and are particularly hard hitting in lower-income communities, revealing a need to redesign workforce development programs for this challenging environment. What new skills are needed? What resources are available? What organizations are providing assistance to individuals who are looking to get back into the job market?
This interagency-sponsored workshop will begin with an FDIC economist providing an economic overview with an emphasis on labor market and unemployment data. Participants will then hear an overview of local government programs before learning in greater detail about nonprofit agency programs that are designed to address these needs for targeted populations. The workshop will conclude with a discussion on what more might be done to expand workforce development programs in our communities and the role financial institutions might play in this effort.
View the presentations here:
Arizona Economic Overview, by Shayna Olesiuk (PDF, 352 KB)
Arizona Workforce Development Forum, by Peggy Hutchison (PDF, 332 KB)
St. Joseph the Worker, by Brent Downs (PDF, 421 KB)
CPLC Workforce Development Program, by David Adame (PDF, 193 KB)
Leveraging Workforce Development Resources and Developing Partnering Opportunities, by Cynthia Spell Twek (PDF, 4.2 MB)