Matt Sigelman, CEO of Burning Glass, joins the program to discuss labor market trends during the COVID-19 pandemic, and whether it is possible to find good jobs in a bad economy. Discover the various dimensions of what constitutes a “good” job and the sectors that have been growing even during the pandemic. Matt also reveals the forces that will shape the labor market and how to prepare workers for the jobs of tomorrow.
Bob Lanter, Executive Director of CWA, and Matthew Hayes, Program Analyst for CWA, are joined by a panel of workforce development professionals, as they discuss the current state of the workforce system in CA, as well as the various ways in which workforce development boards are uniquely positioned to serve their community during challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic and wildfires.
Deborah Sanchez, Director- Santa Ana Workforce Development Board
Blake Konczal, Executive Director, Fresno Workforce Development Board
Lazandra Dial, Interim Executive Director, City of Oakland Workforce Development Board
Heather Henry, President/Executive Director of the Workforce Development Board of Solano County
This episode features a conversation between Bob Lanter, Executive Director of CWA, and Matthew Hayes, Program Analyst for CWA, as they discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has effected the economy and the labor market. They also discuss the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd and what can be done to ensure greater equity in the workforce system.
Jessica Janniere, advocate and author of Look Up and Beyond: Effective Strategies to Become Resilient, Overcome Adversity and Create a Powerful Future, joins the program to discuss how to overcome trauma and thrive. Jessica shares her personal story about how she came to the work that she does, shares tips for resilience, and discusses her partnership with CWA.
CWA Executive Director Bob Lanter shares reflections and takeaways from The Youth@Work 2020 Conference. Discover some of the biggest challenges and opportunities that youth are facing, and the skills that are needed to find success in today's workplace.