Understanding Workforce Development

Monday, July 18, 2011
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
101 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

High unemployment remains as a nagging indicator of the worst economic downturn in recent history. Available jobs are either very low paying with limited hours or highly technical and advanced, leaving many workers under- or unemployed. There are also considerable categories of individuals who are hard to employ for numerous reasons.

This Roundtable on workforce development focused on the topic of where individuals who are looking to get back into the job market turn for help. Direct service providers discussed trends in workforce development: how they deliver services, to whom, and what changes they have made to adapt to this new economy.


Lena Robinson, Regional Manager
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco