How Focusing on Competencies in Higher Education Can Support the Economic Recovery

Our current labor market places a high premium on postsecondary degrees, but degrees may not always signal job seekers’ competencies.

Three Ways Policymakers Can Support Apprenticeships during the Pandemic

Here's how to help protect vulnerable apprentices and our investments and support post-pandemic economic recovery.

How Policymakers Can Plan Now for a Jobs Recovery Program

Early planning could bring economic security to workers, help businesses, and provide useful services to communities as the nation recovers.

What Young Parents Need to Weather the COVID-19 Crisis

Young parents are at high risk of facing severe hardship as a result of COVID-19.

America Can Skill Up Unemployed Workers Today for Tomorrow’s Jobs

Now—during the COVID-19 crisis—is the best time for investing in skills.

Who Gets to Go to College When All College Is Online?

As colleges across the country move toward distance education to close out the school year, looming questions about equitable access for students remain.

The COVID-19 Relief Bill Improves Access to Unemployment Insurance, but Further Steps Could Fill Remaining Gaps

The COVID-19 recession unemployment crisis will be one of the worst on record, and it will come faster than other economic downturns.

A Good Start for Scaling American Apprenticeships: Five Potential Improvements

How would new legislation make a difference? What elements might strengthen the proposal?

The COVID-19 Recession Will Be Different

A “service sector recession” could cut much deeper than normal downturns.

The Coronavirus Outbreak Is Already Affecting Workers. Three Policies Can Help.

The outbreak's effects could be worse for low-wage workers and people in nonstandard employment.