On Monday, April 9th, the MAX Leadership Network convened to learn more about efforts underway by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston to better understand job quality and what it means for the job seeker and employer. The meeting was hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
Network members heard from Anjali Sakaria, Senior Community Development Analyst with the Boston Fed’s Regional and Community Outreach group. Sakaria has been a key player in the Boston Fed’s efforts to lead the Fed System’s look into job quality and provided insights on what this means for our Atlanta region. Specifically, she spoke about strategies for improving employment outcomes, wage polarization, the hollowing out of middle class jobs, contributing factors to job quality, methods for increasing job quality, and the Boston Fed Job Quality Initiative.
Following Sakaria’s presentation, network members were provided an opportunity to share insights with Sakaria, thereby contributing to a national conversation. These insights will be included in a compilation of insights from around the country and summarized in a mini-report by Sakaria to be later released through the Boston Fed.
ABOUT THE MAX LEADERSHIP NETWORK
The MAX Leadership Network is comprised of workforce leaders who convene regularly to strengthen our collective capacity as workforce developers to meet the needs that employers have for a ready workforce. Members of this network come together to jointly do the following:
- Learn more about who is doing what, where, and for whom
- Explore common issues and opportunities, and share ideas for building solutions
- Make new connections and catalyze partnerships
- Keep each other updated and informed on ways we can help each other