Press Advisory

ADVISORY: Recovery Package = New Jobs

How Do Low Wage Workers Fit Into the Equation?

Featured Panelists:

Heather Boushey, senior economist, Center for American Progress Action Fund

Angela Glover Blackwell, founder and CEO, PolicyLink

Ian Kim, green-collar jobs campaign director, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

Mala Thakur, executive director, National Youth Employment Coalition

Moderated by:

Joy Moses, Policy Analyst, Poverty Program, Center for American Progress Action Fund

WASHINGTON, DC—With U.S. unemployment reaching 7.6 percent and a loss of 3.6 million jobs since the beginning of the recession, job creation is a priority for the Obama administration and 111th Congress. The still-pending American Recovery and Reinvestment Act includes substantial investments in infrastructure, green jobs, and technological improvements that are aimed at getting America back to work. What will these efforts mean for disadvantaged and low-wage workers? How do we ensure that low-income people and communities of color benefit from this major national investment to get our economy back on track?

This panel will provide an overview of the current state of unemployment and jobs, the impact of the recession on low-wage workers, the job creation potential of a recovery package, and federal and state-level advocacy efforts to ensure that disadvantaged communities are not left behind.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 – 9:30am to 11:00am

Admission is free.

Coffee will be served at 9:00 a.m.

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

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