Jobs and the Economy

Jobs and the Economy: What Can Legislators Do About It?

Opportunities For Working Families: A Leadership Forum for State Lawmakers: June 24-26, 2012

Session Description 

Unemployment remains stubbornly high and the demand for skilled workers continues to rise. Learn how legislators can help build a skilled workforce that meets the needs of employers and helps families gain the skills and credentials they need to be successful in the changing economy.

Running time: 01:05:06


  • Eric Seleznow, National Skills Coalition, Washington, D.C.
  • Senator Jackie Winters, Oregon
  • John Padilla, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Maryland

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About the Working Families Forum

Since 2003, the NCSL/AECF Partnership on Family Economic Success has held a yearly meeting to give lawmakers a chance to convene with their colleagues and discuss solutions to the challenges faced by low-income working families. Legislative leadership from 10 states send small teams of legislators to the forum. Participants hear from leading experts and practitioners and develop an action plan that is relevant to their state.

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