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#InvestInWork: Get America Back to Work

It’s been almost 18 months since the onset of the pandemic and today, millions of job seekers continue to look for their places in...

Workforce-aligned programs for Chicagoans

To fill the urgent employment needs brought on by the pandemic, City Colleges of Chicago has launched a collection of short-term college programs to...

Leveraging the strengths of a community to foster economic recovery

The pandemic no doubt threw many industries into a tailspin, leading to staggering job and revenue losses. As these sectors look toward an economic...

Addressing systemic barriers to access and opportunity

As public and private institutions and organizations look to a post-pandemic recovery, there's a lot of emphasis on what kind of skills are needed...

Concern over skills obsolescence, seeking solutions

2020 was a challenging year for the American workforce. Millions of workers ended the year out of work and concerned about where they are...

A new year. The right path. A lot of work ahead.

The COVID-19 pandemic has left millions of Americans struggling to find a job. It also has made us take a hard look at the...

The role of education in a post-COVID economic recovery

With California in the midst of rising COVID-19 cases, the state’s unemployment rate is again on the rise, as is the monthly poverty rate,...

Protecting the vulnerable worker now will speed up economic recovery

Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize-winning economist and Columbia University professor, is my guest on this episode of Work in Progress. The ability of the economy to...

Quality upskilling and employer engagement key to economic recovery

What will it take to guide the U.S. economy out of recession and create new hiring opportunities for the millions who have lost their...

Why Upskilling Matters, Now More Than Ever

This essay first appeared in the Milken Institute’s Power of Ideas collection focused on building and rebuilding lives in the face of the #COVID19...