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Creating Good Jobs: Lessons Learned from Worker Cooperatives, ESOPs and B Corporations

About the Event The U.S. economy continues to add jobs at a modest, yet steady pace.  While job creation is a positive...

Workers’ Rights Education Webinar

Do you want to learn more about common labor law violations workers experience in today's economy?  Are you interested in learning how to educate workers about their rights in the workplace?  Or do you want to know how to train...

WSI Director Reflects on Changing Ideas around Low-Skilled Jobs

AspenWSI Director, Maureen Conway, authored a blog post, featured in the Huffington Post, on the need to change perceptions around low-skilled jobs and the policies needed to help low-wage Americans succeed in the labor...

Experiences of Immigrant Workers Video Now Available

The debate on comprehensive immigration reform continues to capture the nation’s attention.  The discourse around the debate, however, has been focused on the politics of the issue.   As much of the media has focused on what...

Leaning in with Child Care Video Now Available

On May 9th, the Aspen Institute’s Economic Opportunities Program  hosted a discussion called “Leaning in with Child Care:  A Discussion on Childcare Jobs and the...

Report on Helping Adult Learners in Community College Now Available

In this new report from AspenWSI, we discuss the numerous challenges adult learners face as they attempt to enter...

AspenWSI Releases Profiles of Organizations Working to Improve Job Quality

The profiles below discuss the challenges of work in the direct-care, residential construction, restaurant and retail industries. Each profile also describes the strategies of an organization working to improve job quality in...

Video from Minimum Wage Discussion Now Available

On March 15th, the Aspen Institute’s Economic Opportunities Program hosted a discussion called “Raising the Minimum Wage: A Different Approach to the Jobs...