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Video A Discussion about the Unregulated World of Domestic Work

On February 1, 2013, the Aspen Institute’s Workforce Strategies Initiative hosted a discussion titled “Home Economics: A Discussion about the Unregulated World of Domestic Work.” During this event, panelists from academia,...

EVP at Aspen Argues for an Increase in Minimum Wage

Elliot Gerson, Executive Vice President at the Aspen Institute, recently authored an op-ed in The Atlantic arguing for an increase in the nation’s minimum wage.  View the article at The Atlantic

Next Discussion On Low-Wage Work in Domestic Work

Join us on Friday, February 1st at 12:00 in D.C. for the next discussion in our series titled, “Reinventing Low-Wage Work.”  The conversation, moderated by Jennifer Ludden of NPR, will cover the experiences of...

WSI Director Discusses the Skills Gap on Yahoo Finance

Maureen Conway, WSI Director, recently wrote a blog post on the skills gap for Yahoo Finance.  The post, What Do 3...

WSI Director Interviewed by Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Economic Development Podcast Series

Maureen Conway, Director of the Workforce Strategies Initiative, was recently interviewed for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Economic Development Podcast Series.  Ms. Conway spoke about the importance of community...

Video From Jobs to Job Quality: Ideas for Improving Low-Wage Work

On November 14, 2012, the Aspen Institute's Workforce Strategies Initiative hosted a discussion titled, From Jobs to Job Quality: Ideas for Improving Low-Wage Work. The discussion featured Ellen Galinksy, President and...

Video from Discussion on Residential Construction Now Available

On October 18th, The Aspen Institute Workforce Strategies Initiative hosted an event discussing the challenges workers in residential construction face as well as potential strategies workforce development leaders, the government...

Video from Discussion on the Retail Industry Now Available

AspenWSI hosted a discussion on July 25th, 2012 titled, “Taking Inventory of Retail Jobs:  A Discussion on Work in the Retail Industry.”  The conversation was the third event to a 2012 EOP discussion series titled,...

Training Futures case study now available

In this report we profile a six-month office administration job training program operated through a partnership between Northern Virginia Family Service and Northern Virginia Community College, that is designed to prepare...

Report on Courses to Employment Now Available

This report summarizes research and findings from AspenWSI’s Courses to Employment project that investigated how six community college-nonprofit partnerships work together to help low-income adults succeed in the classroom and...