Job Scheduling and Quality in Workforce Systems

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Workforce systems are designed to place people in jobs. To get people hired, workforce systems provide education and training and they seek to match up the skills of potential employees with the needs of particular employers. There is a growing interest in match-making that focuses on employers who offer higher quality jobs. Higher quality jobs pay decent wages, provide essentials such as paid leave and stable scheduling, seek worker input, and more. The new federal law, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) could foster even greater attention to job quality as a part of the workforce system.

The Center for Law and Social Policy hosted the “Job Schedules & Quality in Workforce Systems” audio call on March 19, 2015. 

Speakers included:

  • David Socolow, CLASP;
  • Katy Gaul–Stigge, Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development, New York City; and
  • John Colborn, Aspen Institute.