As coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) spreads around the world and across the United States, many policymakers and public health officials are encouraging employers to tell workers to work remotely or to stay home when they or their family members are sick. There are significant questions, though, about how many people can work from home. Many U.S. workers in retail, restaurants, manufacturing, and other occupations cannot do so.
On March 27th, Stuart Andreason and Sarah Miller with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity joined MAX to explore who can work from home and identify practices and policies to support workers who cannot work from home in the event of a pandemic like COVID-19. They also highlighted policy options for providing short-time compensation as a response to workers who have to self-quarantine.
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Launched in 2014, the mission of MAX is to advance economic competitiveness in the Atlanta region by strengthening connections, collaborations, and practices among workforce developers and organizations engaged in workforce development. Through our webinar series, MAX Minutes, MAX seeks to bring timely insights to providers, intermediaries, and other partners in workforce. MAX Minutes features talks by key experts in the Atlanta region and beyond on important workforce matters.