The Pew Charitable Trusts and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation invite you to an event held in partnership with the Senate Economic Mobility Caucus, co-chaired by Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH).
A job and a connection to the labor market remains the primary source of income for many families. But today’s workforce is vastly different than it was at almost any point during the 20th century. Workers are entering the labor market at a slower rate, older adults are staying in the labor force longer, and millennials now represent the largest share of the American workforce. Workers today are also increasingly racially and ethnically diverse, and more women are working than at any other time in history.
While parts of the labor market and the economy are changing rapidly, the Great Recession also exposed disruptive forces that altered the environment that workers, job seekers, businesses, educational institutions, and the government face. These forces—including globalization, technology, the movement from manufacturing to a knowledge- and service-based economy, and the reality of workers’ education and skill sets—have influenced the economy for much of the past few decades.
Please join us for a discussion as experts examine each of these factors and highlight what these changes and the current environment mean for the future of employment and successful models for moving forward in today’s economy.
Jonathan Njus, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
- Maureen Conway, Aspen Institute
- Kim Parker, Pew Research Center
- Kosar Jahani, Samasource
- Scott Winship, Senator Mike Lee's Social Capital Project
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