Tag Archives: workforce

Making Chicago Greener

By Emily Engel and Mark O’Dell In honor of Earth Day last week, and in light of the emphasis that CDPS places on workforce development, this blog will profile two programs helping the formerly incarcerated enter or re-enter the workforce … Continue reading

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Low- and Moderate-income Survey Results

by Emily Engel and Mark O’Dell The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Community Development and Policy Studies Department participated in administering The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s low- and moderate-income survey to respondents in the Seventh District. The survey … Continue reading

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Upcoming Chicago Fed conference: Labor Issues Facing Agriculture and the Rural Midwest

by David Oppedahl On November 17, 2015, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the Upjohn Institute will hold a conference to explore labor issues affecting agriculture and the rural Midwest. The conference will be preceded on November 16, 2015, … Continue reading

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A New Tool for Measuring the Convergence of Community Development and Public Health

By: Emily Engel & Susan Longworth Continuing efforts to facilitate opportunities for the community development and public health sectors to collaborate in order to maximize resources and impact, the Community Development and Policy Studies Division at the Federal  Reserve Bank … Continue reading

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Community Development and Policy Studies (CDPS) Update

In the Community Development and Policy Studies (CDPS) Department’s field work throughout the Seventh District, CDPS contacts – in varying contexts – have voiced concerns about conditions impacting low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities. CDPS’ goals include conducting research on community … Continue reading

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Community Development and Policy Studies (CDPS) Update

In the Community Development and Policy Studies (CDPS) Department’s field work throughout the Seventh District, CDPS contacts – in varying contexts – have voiced concerns about conditions impacting low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities. CDPS’ goals include conducting research on community … Continue reading

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CDPS Convenes Thought Leaders on Workforce Development

By: Emily Engel and Jason Keller Stemming from the Industrial Cities Initiative, which explored the economies of former Seventh District manufacturing hub cities over 50 years, the Chicago Fed’s Community Development and Policy Studies (CDPS) has placed a continued focus … Continue reading

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Community Development and Policy Studies Update

In Community Development and Policy Studies (CDPS) field work throughout the Seventh District, CDPS contacts – in varying contexts – have voiced concerns about conditions impacting low- and moderate-income (LMI) populations and communities. CDPS conducts regular surveys of people representing … Continue reading

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From classroom to career: An overview of current workforce development trends, issues, and initiatives

By Emily Engel and Daniel DiFranco Community Development and Policy Studies’ (CDPS) most recent Profitwise News and Views (PNV) entitled, “From classroom to career: An overview of current workforce development trends, issues, and initiatives,” derives from CDPS’ Industrial Cities Initiative (ICI). Since … Continue reading

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CDPS hosts a conversation on apprenticeships in manufacturing

By Jason Keller According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA), registered apprenticeship, a model for preparing new generations of skilled workers that can be traced back to the Middle Ages, remains an important method for … Continue reading

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