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Quality Jobs for All: What Would It Take?
About this event At a time of record low unemployment, the problem we now face is not that people don't have work, but that they don't have good work. As the economy booms, low wages, limited benefits, and insecure employment are still the reality for many working people. What will it take to make sure everyone in the United States has quality jobs? The Aspen Institute and Urban Institute have been exploring this issue through different vantage points, to better understand the challenges that we face and the implications for policies and practices that improve job quality. And while the issue of quality jobs is one of national importance, solutions also need to respond to the needs of different places and communities across the country and be inclusive of all, regardless of race, gender, or other factors. Governments at all levels, businesses, civic, labor, and community organizations and more, all have roles to play in addressing the need for quality work. What do we know and what do we need to know so that we can build a world of work in which hard work truly does lead to a dignified living? This conversation will bring together different experiences and perspectives to explore this question. We'll be featuring a senior researcher from the Urban Institute, as well as Aspen Institute Job Quality Fellows from business, community development finance, and workforce and policy development who are working to create quality jobs in their communities. Speakers Amanda Blondeau @dumodifferenceBusiness Services Director, Northern Initiatives @niupnorth Amanda Blondeau is the Director of Business Services for Northern Initiatives. Northern Initiatives provides capital and know-how to entrepreneurs in Michigan and the five border counties of Wisconsin. Business Services provides the "know-how" to start-up borrowers and growing businesses to be more knowledgeable and capable of building systems to support growth. Amanda is the project leader for the development and implemen
June 13, 2019
June 13, 2019
The Aspen Institute 2300 N Street Northwest , #700 Washington, District of Columbia United States
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