Stories from the Covid-19 Unemployment Crisis

By Virginia Hamilton and Rachel Dzombak

Illustrated by Brian Prince

tldr: The public workforce system, with over 600 Workforce Development Boards nationwide, helps job seekers with skill building and job placement, and helps businesses with their talent needs. They are rewarded for placement, wage and retention outcomes, while there are few incentives to innovate and experiment to improve services, and fewer still to improve social equity outcomes. With record high unemployment resulting from Covid-19, the workforce system is actively innovating to meet demand. …

Rachel Dzombak

Engineer focused on social enterprise and technological innovation.

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