Discussion Paper

Career Pathways in a Changing Labor Market

Abstract: Recently, labor economists, workforce development policy analysts, and workforce development practitioners gathered at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta to examine the effects of automation and shifting labor demands on the future of work. Presenters included Dan Restuccia of Burning Glass Technologies, Sara Lamback of Jobs for the Future, Daniel Kreisman of Georgia State University, Chad Shearer of the Brookings Institution, Susan Lund of McKinsey Global Institute, and Nancey Green Leigh and Ben Kraft of Georgia Institute of Technology. The researchers collected data from job postings, résumés, and various public sources to evaluate the shifting nature of career pathways, particularly for middle-skill workers, and explore how to assess changing labor markets with new data sources. Several themes stood out from the research and subsequent discussion.

Keywords: career mobility;

JEL Classification: J21;


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Bibliographic Information

Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Part of Series: Workforce Currents

Publication Date: 2018-01-31

Number: 2018-01