April 13, 2011, 9:30am – 11:00am
About This Event
To reach our goal of cutting poverty in half and moving millions of low-wage workers toward economic stability, developing innovative workforce practices must be a key component of a national strategy. This comprehensive workforce agenda must focus on preparing workers; promoting new industries for employment that will pay workers appropriate wages; and creating jobs that provide benefits and workplace flexibilities.
Join national experts as they discuss a range of job creation strategies including recent research on low-wage workers and the challenges they face in the current labor market; federal policy recommendations to engage dislocated workers including women, youth, and those living in urban communities; efforts to increase workplace flexibility; and effective community partnerships to create better paying jobs for low-wage workers.
Desmond Brown, Half in Ten Campaign
Heather Boushey, Senior Economist, Center for American Progress Action Fund
Valerie Rawlston Wilson, Research Director, National Urban League Policy Institute
Portia Wu, Vice President, Work-Family and Workplace Fairness Policies, National Partnership for Women & Families
Joseph M. Carbone, President & CEO, Workplace Inc., Bridgeport, CT
David Madland, Director, American Worker Project, Center for American Progress Action Fund
Coffee will be served at 9:00 a.m.
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For more information, call 202-682-1611
Center for American Progress Action Fund
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Map & Directions
Nearest Metro: Blue/Orange Line to McPherson Square or Red Line to Metro Center