“We hope that we can help facilitate people’s movement through the labor market with a better understanding of all of the opportunities that are available and then make sure that employers can see that talent that they, they didn’t recognize before,” according to Stuart Andreason, director, Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
WorkingNation sat down with Andreason at Presented by JFF Horizons – See Beyond 2022 in New Orleans.
The mission of the Center is to build research and evidence around the experiences that low-income, low- and moderate-income workers face in the economy. Andreason says, “We want to understand what’s happening for them, but also opportunities to promote and advance their economic mobility and resilience.”
“Imagine someone that’s not had a lot of opportunities in their life. What if people don’t have the same social networks that we do and they don’t understand what it means to get into an IT field, or they don’t understand what it means to get into a hot, growing job. We hope that we can build tools that help bridge some of those gaps and create some networks and understanding of the great opportunities that are available.”
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