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Addressing Job Quality and Equity in a Time of Crisis
February 24, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm CST
Even before the pandemic and associated economic fallout, one in four working adults in the US earned a wage insufficient to lift a small family out of poverty. The impact of this situation on families was immediately evident as we saw unprecedented food lines emerge overnight, as we watched essential workers shoulder health risks to provide the goods and services we rely on, and as we learned of the disproportionate toll borne by communities of color in this crisis. As we look to recover from our intersecting crises, ensuring that more jobs are quality jobs will be essential to a sustainable recovery.
On Wednesday, February 24, from 1:00-2:15 p.m. CT, we are joining the Economic Opportunities Program at the Aspen Institute for a conversation about how quietly courageous leaders in city government, policy advocacy, and workforce development are innovating to improve the quality of jobs in their communities.
Speakers will include Women Employed’s Executive Vice President of Policy and Organizational Impact, Sharmili Majmudar; Grace Heffernan, Sr. Project Manager, Thomas P. Miller and Associates (Formerly Towards Employment); and Mariko Lockhart, Director, Seattle Office for Civil Rights.