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Thursday, March 19, 2015
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

  • Hiring Needs Since 2008: A Skill Gap or Job Requirement Gap, 
  • Featuring: Alicia Sasser Modestino
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Using a large database of online job postings, this project demonstrates that employee skill requirements for both education and experience rose during the Great Recession and subsequent recovery when there was a larger supply of relevant job seekers.  Shifting skill requirements are particularly relevant for workers just entering the labor market who are likely to be less educated and experienced.  Increasing employer requirements for education and experience raises the bar for these workers at a time when firms have slashed their budgets for formal training programs.  Our findings suggest that during a downturn state policymakers should consider expanding internships and apprenticeships that can give workers the experience necessary to gain entry into a middle-skill job.  Alternatively, states could target expanded UI benefits to less educated/experienced workers who are more likely to face difficulty in regaining employment when job requirements have shifted upwards.

Dr. Alicia Sasser Modestino is an associate professor with appointments in the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and the Department of Economics. Previously, Modestino was a Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston where she lead numerous research projects on regional economic and policy issues for the New England Public Policy Center. In that role, she frequently advised policymakers and business leaders and testified on key pieces of legislation related to labor market policies.   Her current research focuses on labor market dynamics including skills mismatch and youth labor market attachment. Modestino holds both a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University, where she also served as a doctoral fellow in the Inequality and Social Policy Program at the Kennedy School of Government.

 


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Contracting to Win: Building and Sustaining Successful Client Relationships

Charlie Fields of Flawless Consulting will:

-       Help you understand how to use the initial client meeting as a way to set up a long- term partnership with your clients

-       Talk about strategies such as emailing your client and prospective partners before the initial meeting to establish rapport.

 

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The Association of Career Professionals International - New England (ACPI-NE) is a network affiliate of the Association of Career Professionals International, a global organization dedicated to advancing public awareness of the career management profession. Our members represent independent career consultants, academic career counselors, and corporate career professionals. 

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