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Reports and Studies
Uneven Opportunity: Employer Preferences for Middle Skill Jobs
2017: Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Focusing on four opportunity occupations that have not historically required a four-year college degree — computer user support specialists, registered nurses, retail sales supervisors, and executive secretaries — this paper seeks to understand why employers’ preferences for college-educated candidates vary dramatically across metro areas.
After controlling for the characteristics of the jobs themselves, the research suggests that employers’ preferences for a bachelor’s degree are higher where recent college graduates are relatively more numerous, where wages are higher, in larger metro areas, and in the Northeast. In these types of markets, workers with lower levels of formal
education qualify for relatively fewer jobs than is the case in other regional economies.
Educators and Policymakers Report
2016: Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) and Accenture This 2016 report by the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC), in collaboration with Accenture, clearly defines where skills and talent gaps exist using recent data from a variety of sources including the U.S. Bureau of Labor
Statistics, Burning Glass Technologies, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), and National Center for Education Statistics, to name a few. The report was also informed by interviews and focus groups with key business and workforce leaders.
Recommendations to help metro Atlanta take proactive steps to better align education and career readiness programs with market demand are presented.
Metro Atlanta Regional Workforce Plan
2016: City of Atlanta, Cobb County, DeKalb County, Fulton County, and Atlanta Regional Workforce Boards As required by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the five Local Workforce Development Boards in the 10-county metro Atlanta region (Workforce Region 3) have prepared a regional workforce plan for the City of Atlanta and the counties
of Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale. The plan became available for review in July 2016.
Models for Labor Market Intermediaries
2016: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta This ebook explores the role of community and economic development organizations in workforce development and the importance of fostering and facilitating partnerships to address local workforce challenges.
The Atlanta Fed ebook is a collaboration with national experts in workforce development. The ebook contains case studies that highlight local and regional efforts across the country. Chapters describe practices within governmental
intermediaries or on entities outside of government, including universities, not-for-profit organizations, industry associations, businesses, and community and economic development organizations.
Transforming U.S. Workforce Development Policies for the 21st Century
2015: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Rutgers University This ebook explores how new policies and practice can meet the changing needs of workers, businesses and their communities. Produced in partnership by the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and Kansas City,
and the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, this edited volume presents contributions from more than 65 leading scholars and practitioners engaged in workforce development.
Atlanta Region Overview and Targeted Industry Workforce Trends-2014 (Full Report)
November 2014: Atlanta Regional Commission, Metro Atlanta Chamber and Atlanta CareerRise A real time labor market data analysis of key sectors in the metro’s economy, including software development, wireless/mobility, internet security, digital media and gaming, financial transactions processing, bioscience, health IT software development, supply chain & logistics, hospitality, healthcare, and manufacturing.