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dc.contributor.authorKodrzycki, Yolanda K.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMuñoz, Ana Patriciaen_US
dc.contributor.authorBrowne, Lynnen_US
dc.contributor.authorGreen, DeAnnaen_US
dc.contributor.authorBenton, Marquesen_US
dc.contributor.authorChakrabarti, Prabalen_US
dc.contributor.authorWalker, Richarden_US
dc.contributor.authorZhao, Boen_US
dc.description.abstractAs part of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's commitment to supporting efforts to revitalize the economy of Springfield, Massachusetts, this paper explores the causes of and potential remedies for the city's low resident employment rates. When compared to the state as a whole and to other midsize New England cities, the share of employed city residents is low, particularly for residents of downtown Springfield and its nearby neighborhoods. By analyzing the availability of jobs across Springfield's various neighborhoods and in nearby towns and cities, this paper's goal is to learn why so few Springfield residents are employed, and thus to identify policy priorities to increase employment. This study finds that solving Springfield's low resident employment rates will require a combination of new job creation, improved informational and physical access to jobs, and strengthening the citizenry's job skills.en_US
dc.publisher|aFederal Reserve Bank of Boston |cBoston, MAen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aPublic policy Discussion Papers, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston |x09,11en_US
dc.titleJobs in Springfield, Massachusetts: Understanding and remedying the causes of low resident employment ratesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US

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