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Investments in the State and Local Government Workforce Will Deliver Crucial Services and Create Economic Security Report
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Investments in the State and Local Government Workforce Will Deliver Crucial Services and Create Economic Security

As the American economy recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, declines in employment in state and local governments threaten the delivery of crucial services and the economic security of workers, particularly workers of color and women.

It’s Time for a Workforce Disclosure Reset Report
Workers at a furniture manufacturer sew personal protective equipment (PPE) on March 30, 2020, in Illinois. (Getty/Scott Olson)

It’s Time for a Workforce Disclosure Reset

The current moment demands that the SEC add specific human capital metrics to its current disclosure regime to provide investors, other market participants, and the public reliable, consistent, and comparable information about companies’ management of their workers.

Alexandra Thornton, Caius Z. Willingham

Preparing Students of Color for the Future Workforce Report

Preparing Students of Color for the Future Workforce

Community members in Indiana and New Mexico provide context on how Black, Latinx, and Indigenous students should be fully prepared for the future workforce.

Ashley Jeffrey, Laura Jimenez

A Multiple Measures Approach to Workforce Equity Report
RIVERSIDE, CA -- APRIL 28: Associates fill orders for both Ralphs and Food 4 Less grocery stores at the Ralphs Distribution Center on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, in Riverside, CA. The 80 acre, 1.2 million square feet, full service distribution center employing 1100 workers took on more product after automated warehouses couldn't keep up with the spike in demand after restaurants were shuttered. (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

A Multiple Measures Approach to Workforce Equity

Policymakers can take a bold approach to close equity gaps by redesigning workforce accountability to focus on job quality while addressing problems that disproportionately affect workers of color.

Livia Lam

Building a Strong Middle Class Through Career Pathways Programs Report
Vietnamese nursing trainees are received at the Rostock University Medical Center in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Rostock, September 2019. (Vietnamese nursing trainees are received at the Rostock University Medical Center in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Rostock, September 2019.)

Building a Strong Middle Class Through Career Pathways Programs

The United States can raise academic outcomes, lower youth unemployment, and strengthen its economy by following the leads of Germany, Singapore, and Switzerland in training their youth for in-demand jobs.

Laura Jimenez

Quality Workforce Partnerships Report
People attend the JobNewsUSA job fair at the BB&T Center on November 15, 2016 in Sunrise, Florida. (Getty/Joe Raedle)

Quality Workforce Partnerships

Key features of two quality workforce partnerships offer lessons on how workforce intermediaries and employers can design mutually beneficial relationships that connect working Americans—across racial and gender lines—to good jobs in the 21st century.

Livia Lam, Karla Walter

Fact Sheet: A Design for Workforce Equity Fact Sheet
Early morning commuters arrive in Grand Central Terminal, a commuter rail terminal located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, on October 15, 2019. (Commuters arrival in Grand Central station.)

Fact Sheet: A Design for Workforce Equity

New CAP work details a workforce redesign approach to ensuring quality training and employment.

Livia Lam

A Design for Workforce Equity Report
After the fourth and final day of a job training program, a participant sits in the downtown public library on May 3, 2018, in Omaha, Nebraska. (Getty/Jahi Chikwendiu)

A Design for Workforce Equity

Redesigning for equity in workforce development would ensure job quality for all workers, increase competitiveness, and drive inclusionary growth.

Livia Lam

The Apprenticeship Wage and Participation Gap Report

The Apprenticeship Wage and Participation Gap

Policymakers must address significant race and gender gaps in Registered Apprenticeship programs.

Angela Hanks, Annie McGrew, Daniella Zessoules