State Strategies to Transition Dislocated and Incumbent Workers into High-Demand Industries

Background

While disruptions caused by COVID-19 have led to unprecedented increases in unemployment, some industries are now experiencing regional workforce shortages as they escalate their operations to support the response to the pandemic. This memo highlights examples of strategies that states can use to address workforce shortages in high-demand industries and alleviate unemployment by rapidly reskilling and employing incumbent and dislocated workers.

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