Closing the Digital Skill Divide: The Payoff for Workers, Business, and the Economy

As state policymakers grapple with closing the digital divide and effectively deploying resources from the historic $2.75 billion Digital Equity Act, National Skills Coalition, in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, has released new research that could help guide the way.

Based on an analysis of 43 million job postings, Closing the Digital Divide is a first-ever, real-time snapshot of digital skill demands in the US labor market. It finds that 92% of jobs require digital skills spanning all industries and occupations. It also finds that states that target public resources toward digital skill building could generate measurable monetary benefits for workers, small businesses, and the broader economy.

Join us for a conversation with the report authors to learn more about the groundbreaking research and how it can inform digital equity conversations in your state.

– Amanda Bergson-Shilcock, Senior Fellow, National Skills Coalition
– Nye Hodge, Research Analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
– Roderick Taylor, Research and Policy Analyst, National Skills Coalition

Moderated by Rachel Unruh, Chief of External Affairs, National Skills Coalition

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