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Addressing Bias and Equity in Hiring


  • Putnam, Ashley

    (Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia)


While unemployment is decreasing and the economy is improving, not all people are benefiting equally from economic growth, a problem something multiple fields are trying to address. In workforce development, most proposed solutions focus on supply-side interventions. Indeed, surveys of businesses demonstrate that many employers are facing a skills gap when looking for qualified talent. Even with increased digital skills, improved training programs, and more employer engagement in developing a curriculum, however, a major barrier to job seekers still remains the same: will they be hired

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  • Putnam, Ashley, 2018. "Addressing Bias and Equity in Hiring," Cascade, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, vol. 1, Spring.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedpca:0092

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