Research Report Strategies for Workforce Recovery in Response to the Current Crisis
A Resource for Local Leaders
Pamela J. Loprest, Shayne Spaulding, Ian Hecker
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This resource outlines a menu of actionable strategies for local leaders for workforce-related recovery efforts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and corresponding recession. These strategies focus on evidence-based interventions and approaches which promote inclusive recovery. We categorize these strategies by goal, type of action, and phase of pandemic reopening so local leaders can choose options best suited for their current circumstances. For each strategy we provide a description, supporting evidence, specific actions for local leaders, and useful examples and resources.

Research Areas Crime, justice, and safety Economic mobility and inequality Education Nonprofits and philanthropy Neighborhoods, cities, and metros Children and youth Families Social safety net Race and equity Workforce
Tags Employment Subsidized employment Corrections Racial and ethnic disparities Wages and nonwage compensation Job opportunities Workers in low-wage jobs Labor force Job training Unemployment and unemployment insurance Work supports Youth employment and training Beyond high school: education and training Community and economic development Inequality and mobility Racial barriers to accessing the safety net Racial and ethnic disparities in criminal justice Racial equity in education Racial inequities in economic mobility Racial inequities in employment Racial inequities in neighborhoods and community development Structural racism in civil society and civic participation Wages and economic mobility
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center