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The COVID-19 pandemic is a health crisis but also a job reallocation shock. It could leave a mass of displaced workers with the wrong skills. This session focuses on the job training need during the recovery and best practices in the field.


  • Steven J. Davis, Professor, University of Chicago (research
  • Michelle Miller-Adams, Senior Researcher, Upjohn Institute
  • Harry Holzer, Professor, Georgetown University, and former Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Moderator: Theresa Singleton, Senior Vice President and Community Affairs Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

About Research for Equity in Recovery

A webinar series from Community Development and Regional Outreach at the Philadelphia Fed, cohosted with the Upjohn Institute and the Penn Institute for Urban Research.

While the COVID-19 pandemic has presented residents across the nation with extreme challenges, leaders in communities across the nation have stepped up to confront these challenges in significant ways. This webinar series focuses on the most up-to-date research and best practices in the field on how to promote a strong and equitable recovery from the pandemic.

Research for Equity in Recovery II: Place-Based Strategies
Research for Equity in Recovery III: Small Businesses
Research for Equity in Recovery IV: Unemployment Insurance During the COVID Crisis: Lessons for Improving the UI Program
Research for Equity in Recovery V: Does COVID-19 Accelerate Automation?

For questions about this series, please contact Lei Ding.