Meg Shope Koppel
Meg Shope Koppel, Ph.D., chief research officer at Philadelphia Works, Philadelphia’s workforce development board, has over 30 years of experience in performance management, policy research, and economic analysis. She leads the Research, Policy & Innovation unit that provides technical expertise and reporting across multiple data systems to meet performance requirements and for organizational use in developing “best in class” workforce solutions. Dr. Shope Koppel spearheads research and information products that allow for informed decision-making. She works on implementing pilot practices by collaborating in partnerships across government, employers, educational providers, and community agencies. Under her leadership, Philadelphia Works analyzes and consolidates multiple sources of information for strategic alignment with the city’s workforce and economic development strategies.
Before joining Philadelphia Works, Dr. Shope Koppel consulted in economic analysis and economic development, taught and worked at university research centers and econometric consulting firms. She graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Temple University, holds a Masters in Economics from Johns Hopkins University and a Doctorate in Social Welfare from the University of Pennsylvania.
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Local and Regional Plan for Philadelphia and Surrounding Counties Program Years 2021-2024
Philadelphia, PA, USA, March 2, 2021
In accordance with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)—which establishes an integrated workforce system designed to meet the needs of businesses and job seekers—the Philadelphia[...]
Philadelphia, PA, USA, December 18, 2020
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis, more than 233,000 newly unemployed Philadelphians—approximately 30% of the city’s labor force—have filed initial claims[...]
Philadelphia, PA, USA, November 24, 2020
Defined as young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 who are neither employed nor enrolled in school, Opportunity Youth have historically been overrepresented by individuals of color and[...]
New Initiative Launches in the Greater Philadelphia Region to Train 800 Unemployed Workers for In-Demand Logistics Jobs
Philadelphia, PA, USA, November 20, 2020
Philadelphia Works and regional partners, along with Prologis, open enrollment for a new training program that will skill workers for supply chain and logistics jobs
Philadelphia, PA, USA, July 7, 2020
Philadelphia Works' Research, Policy, and Innovation team has published data charts detailing the effects of the local COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent City shutdown on Philadelphia's workforce.
Philadelphia, PA, USA, June 11, 2020
A Brief on Initial Unemployment Compensation Claimants Residing in Philadelphia During the Local COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak and City Shutdown
May 1, 2020
Each year, Philadelphia Works collects petitions from employers and partners for needed additions to the region's High Priority Occupations list
Philadelphia, PA, USA, April 19, 2019
Where workers live who are employed in the Philadelphia City
Philadelphia, PA, USA, April 25, 2016
How many working age Philadelphians are there? How many working age adults are in the labor force? What are the education levels of adults in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania? What is[...]