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February 23, 2021

The critical role of workforce training in the labor market recovery

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am

Wendy Edelberg and Paige Shevlin, Brookings Institution

In this analysis, we examine the impacts of the pandemic recession across different dimensions, including employment, labor force participation, and the need to switch industries. This analysis provides texture and evidence to the emerging understanding that women and people of color, working in the service industry, have been the most negatively affected. The challenge of long-term unemployment for some workers, coupled with the high likelihood that some industries will see weaker labor demand for some time, requires a workforce development strategy that supports workers who will need to switch industries and occupations.

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