The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta partnered with the National Skills Coalition (NSC) to release Closing the Digital Skill Divide, a real-time snapshot of demand for digital skills in the U.S. labor market. The analysis finds that 92% of jobs analyzed require digital skills. It finds strong demand for digital skills across every industry (dispelling misconceptions that demand exists primarily in the tech sector) and in almost every occupation, including entry-level and frontline positions.
Previous research by NSC found, one-third of workers don’t have the foundational digital skills necessary to enter and thrive in today’s jobs. Together, these findings point to a significant digital skill divide. These findings come at a pivotal moment as the bi-partisan infrastructure law includes billions of dollars for states to invest in workforce development-related initiatives including digital skill training.
Nye Hodge, Research Analyst with the Atlanta Fed, will join MAX to discuss this work with the NSC and its implications for our current and future workforce.
Join MAX on Friday, August 25th, 9:00 AM, for a timely and virtual conversation.
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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.