• Thursday, March 19 Audio Conference: Job Schedules & Quality in Workforce Development
    The Center for Law and Social Policy will kick off a series of national audio conferences “Job Schedules Matter: 2015” with a discussion about the intersection of Job Schedules & Quality in Workforce Development. There is a growing interest in workforce development programs in matching up skilled employees with employers that offer higher quality jobs. Higher quality jobs pay decent wages and also provide essentials such as paid leave and stable scheduling. Work-based training programs supported through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)and developed in partnership with employers and industry sectors could bring even greater attention to job quality. And private employers are also joining forces to promote skill development for front-line employees through UpSkill America, a new employer-led initiative to foster effective employer-provided training. The audio call will be held from 3-4 p.m. EDT.
  • Thursday, March 26 Forum: Can We End Poverty?
    The Cato Institute will host a half-day conference to discuss whether President Lyndon Johnson\'s "War on Poverty" was a success, what remains to be done, and whether private charitable efforts would be a better alternative to government welfare programs. Participants include John Allison, president of the Cato Institute; Ron Haskins, co-director of the Center on Children and Families; and John McWhorter, professor at the Center for American Studies at Columbia University. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. EST at Columbia University in New York City.