From the New Growth Innovation Network and Partnership for Southern Equity (PSE):
Inclusive economic models are needed now more than ever. Existing economic inequalities were exacerbated by the pandemic, awakening a national urgency to deliver economic justice in America. For example:
- Black-owned firms were almost twice as likely to shut compared to firms, overall.
- Unemployment spikes were seen for Blacks, Latinos, and Indigenous Peoples.
- Women’s labor force participation declined to its lowest level since 1987.
- Income discrimination by race and gender and occupational segregation persists.
In alignment with New Growth Innovation Network’s (NGIN) focus to help regions rebuild more equitably and tackle the deep inequality that holds back inclusive growth, NGIN partnered with Partnership for Southern Equity (PSE) to develop a Communication Resource Guide for fostering more inclusive economic development. Click here to access the guide.
For nearly 120 years, Goodwill has been one of the leading workforce providers in North America, helping individuals empower themselves with the skills and job support services they need and want to thrive. The recent pandemic significantly impacted both people and jobs,prompting Goodwill to launch a new five-year strategic initiative called Rising Together. With companies and leaders who share a passion for equitable workforce development, Rising Together establishes a system of partnerships that enables faster, more equitable economic recovery and mobility for job seekers.
To inform that work, Goodwill commissioned PerryUndem to conduct a national survey of adults to quantify the gaps and solutions around sustainable careers and economic recovery, and explore how people feel about their work, what they want in an ideal job, and what’s keeping job seekers from finding jobs. The goal is to inform how Goodwill, Rising Together partners, and others can serve as a solution to barriers to an equitable economic recovery. Click here to access the report.
From the National Fund for Workforce Solutions:
The National Fund for Workforce Solutions’ Workforce Equity Dashboard provides disaggregated data that uncovers racial gaps in workforce outcomes, identifies opportunities to advance racial equity across systems, and informs high-impact strategies to build a future where employers, workers, and communities prosper. This dashboard was developed in partnership with the National Equity Atlas. Click here to access the dashboard.
ABOUT THE MAX RESOURCE LIBRARY
The MAX Resource Library is a central clearinghouse for reports, studies, data tools, websites, online portals, and other sources of information related to workforce development to keep workforce partners informed. From data on workforce trends and barriers to the latest on the skills gap and economic mobility, a wealth of information is at your fingertips through this clearinghouse. Resources can be added to the MAX Resource Library through the recommendation of MAX members. The MAX Data Council oversees and informs the ongoing development of the MAX Resource Library.