“Developing America’s Workforce” Event Resources

Learning from 40 Years of Policy and Practice to Inform the Next Generation

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. This high-level bipartisan discussion focused on 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.

Event Participants:

  • Kwame Holman (moderator), Congressional Correspondent for the PBS NewsHour 
  • 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

Event Resources:

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Main Discussion
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Audience Question & Answer