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Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Cascade
Addressing Bias and Equity in Hiring
Ashley Putnam
Abstract

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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Ashley Putnam, "Addressing Bias and Equity in Hiring" , Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Cascade, volume 1, number 98, Spring 2018.
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Keywords: economic growth; employmment
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