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In the Media

Virus ‘Dramatically’ Narrows Teenagers’ Summer Job Prospects

The New York Times — 06/26/2020

Teenagers face a tough summer job market because of the pandemic and the related economic slowdown. Whether they’re lifeguard shifts at a (now-dry) pool or counselor spots at a (shuttered) summer camp, jobs often held by young people are scarce. Read More

The Economy and the Emerging Workforce- Challenges and Opportunities In the Age of COVID-19

Workforce Central — 06/01/2020

Dr. Paul Harrington, Professor and Director of the Center for Labor Markets and Policy at Drexel University, joins the program to discuss the impact of the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic on young people and the emerging workforce. Dr. Harrington also shares his thoughts on the impact that the current disruption may have on the education system, and the decisions that students make regarding pursuing college and careers. Read More

Ask the Experts

WalletHub — 05/29/2020

What is your opinion on the $2.2tn emergency relief package that has been passed by the U.S. Senate? Will this be sufficient to ensure full relief? Read More

COVID-19 Shutdowns Are Hitting Low-Income Workers Especially Hard

New England Journal of Higher Education — 05/18/2020

Our recent NEJHE piece revealed that labor market impacts of COVID-19 shutdowns have been very unequal across industries, occupations and levels of educational attainment. Job losses in the month since the beginning of the shutdowns (between mid-March and mid-April) were concentrated in industries that primarily employ individuals with lower levels of education—industries such as leisure and hospitality, retail trade, construction, manufacturing, and personal services. Read More

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Public Speaking & Presenting

Economic and Labor Market Developments and Outlook

“Human Capital Constraints on Economic Growth in Pennsylvania”. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. June 2019.

Workforce Development

“A Business Case for Community Health Worker Finance in Pennsylvania”, District 1199c Training and Upgrading Fund, Philadelphia, PA October 18, 2018.

Higher Education

“Failure to Thrive: A Longitudinal Study of the Post-Secondary Outcomes of SDP High School Graduates”, Philadelphia Education Fund, Philadelphia, PA April 5, 2018.

Disability, Higher Education, and the Labor Market

“Understanding Employer Risk in Recruiting, Screening and Hiring,” DisAbility Jobs Summit, Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission, October 8, 2013.

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