Catalyzing Workforce Innovation
Strategies for supporting the tidal wave of job seekers
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to deeply impact our cities and towns, leaders need to identify ways to respond to the resulting economic fallout and its effect on workers. Economists predict that only 58% of laid-off workers are likely to return to the job they held pre-COVID.
Both immediate-term mitigation efforts and longer-term recovery efforts are required to support people as they transition to quality jobs that will support them and their families. Local officials have an important role to play in developing equitable solutions for job seekers and can learn from innovative workforce programs that have already adapted existing services and infrastructure to our new environment.