[ONLINE] - Building a Good Jobs Economy


The pandemic has taken a toll on our nation’s public health and economic well-being; about 7.5 million fewer people are employed today than before the pandemic began, and many jobs aren’t coming back or could look very different when they do. Meanwhile, with accelerating automation and other trends, an estimated 17 million Americans will have to transition to new occupations by 2030. Altogether, millions of people will need support to land high-quality jobs and access upskilling and reskilling opportunities.

A critical task now before policymakers is to foster an equitable, inclusive recovery. President Biden has put forth the American Jobs Plan and the American Families Plan, which seek to help our nation leverage its economic potential and create pathways to good jobs in in-demand sectors. At the same time, Members of Congress are thinking through how to reauthorize the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which forms the backbone of the nation’s workforce development system.

How can policymakers ensure that jobs created in our economic recovery are high quality? How can we provide upskilling or reskilling opportunities for those who want them? How should we structure our investments in workforce and economic development so they create pathways to good jobs and economic mobility, and ensure businesses have the qualified, diverse talent they need to thrive? Join us on June 8 for a discussion on these issues.

Follow the conversation online with #QualityJobs and by following @NewAmericaEd.



Mary Alice McCarthy, @McCarthyEdWork
Director, Center on Education & Labor at New America

Jon Schnur
Chief Executive Officer, America Achieves

Opening Remarks

Maurice Jones, @MauriceOneTen
CEO, OneTen

Panel 1: State and Local Spotlights

Jason Kloth, @KlothJason
President and CEO, Ascend Indiana

Dr. Paul Pulido
Director of Data, Evaluation, and Strategy, SLATE-Z

Abby Solomon
Chief Executive Officer, SEIU 775 Benefits Group, @SEIU775BG

Panel 2: Lessons for Federal Policy

Amanda Cage, @WorkforceAmanda
President and CEO, National Fund for Workforce Solutions

Cheryl Hyman, @Cheryl_L_Hyman
Vice Provost for Academic Alliances, Arizona State University

Jason Tyszko, @jason_tyszko
Vice President, Center for Education and Workforce, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Taylor White, @TcWhite1
National Director, Partnership to Advance Youth Apprenticeship and Senior Policy Advisor for K-12 Education and Workforce, New America

Event Moderator:
Paul Fain, The Job, @paulfain

Additional speakers to be confirmed.

This event is presented in partnership with America Achieves.

America Achieves