40th Anniversary Policy Series Event: Developing America's Workforce - Learning from 40 Years of Policy and Practice to Inform the Next Generation

May 09, 2011

The President has prioritized creating a competitive workforce to meet a changing global economy. While employers are beginning to hire again,  structural problems in the labor market will continue to keep unemployment levels  high in the coming years and limit economic mobility for low-income workers. Join us for a high-level bipartisan discussion of lessons we can draw from the last four decades of workforce policy to help the nation effectively navigate its immediate and long-term labor market challenges.

This event is part of CLASP's 40th anniversary policy series, Policy and Promise for Low-Income People in America.

It will be held May 9, 2011 from 3- 4:30 p.m. at Dirksen Senate Office Building, SD-562, in Washington, D.C.


  • Kwame Holman, Congressional Correspondent for the PBS NewsHour

Speakers include:

  • Ray Marshall, U.S. Secretary of Labor in the Carter Administration
  • William E. Brock, U.S. Secretary of Labor in the Reagan Administration
  • Steven Gunderson, Republican Congressman from Wisconsin 1980-1996.
  • Roberts T. Jones, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment and Training in the Reagan and Bush Administrations
  • Kitty Higgins, Deputy Secretary of Labor in the Clinton Administration

Resources from the event.

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