Contributor: Atlanta Fed

Carpenter sanding wood
By Sergio Galeano, John Rees, Elizabeth Bogue Simpson
Worker Voices participants described the challenges facing individuals without a four-year degree as they navigated the job market during a global pandemic. Common barriers to work included an evolving labor market, individual attributes, work-family conflicts, and concerns regarding individual well-being.
Papia Dobrev and Sergio Galeano
By Sergio Galeano
The labor market has transformed since the previous Uneven Outcomes conference. In this interview, we catch up with Papia Debroy who shares more on the concept of “Skills Through Alternative Routes.”
Mother and child speaking with advocate
By Fed Communities Staff
Explore Benefits Cliff from the perspective of employers, the Federal Reserve, and community leaders who help families navigate public assistance programs and plan for career advancement opportunities. Watch or listen on demand.
By Gabriella Chiarenza
A benefits cliff can make a family feel like their hard work really isn’t paying off or helping them get ahead. Why is the benefits cliff issue so hard to address? And what are some communities doing to tackle it?
Connecting Communities header graphic, Connecting communities branding and stock photo of woman reviewing charts
By Fed Communities Staff
Discover how CDFIs are faring in today’s economy. Learn about their products and services, existing challenges, and potential solutions revealed by the Federal Reserve’s latest CDFI survey. Watch or listen on demand.
Marsha Edwards in the Martha O'Bryan Center
By Gabriella Chiarenza
Find out how a pilot program in Nashville, Tennessee plans to help 900 families overcome the benefits cliff.
Woman working on an assembly line
By Fed Communities Staff
What do workers expect of job quality? How are they using skill development and self-investment to change their economic opportunities? Here’s what recent research tells us. Watch or listen on demand.
By Gabriella Chiarenza
Experts and policymakers reveal steps they’re taking in Maine to effect change within a challenging system with help from those who’ve navigated benefits cliffs.
Kandie Cleaves
By Gabriella Chiarenza, Steve Osemwenkhae
Facing a benefits cliff can make accepting a new or better job surprisingly difficult. Hear from three advocates in Maine who are using their own experiences to change things for the better.
Community Perspectives and Conditions, July 2023
By Federal Reserve Community Development Staff
Here’s what nonprofit and community leaders, and workforce professionals serving lower-income people shared with the Federal Reserve for the July 2023 Beige Book.