Nov 28

Working Up: A Convergence Dialogue for Action To Increase Economic Mobility

11 / 28 / 18

Individual stakeholders from a unique coalition of corporate giants, worker advocates, community organizations, and think tanks today released a sweeping economic mobility framework centered around work. The group boldly calls for greater public and private collaboration to raise skills, broaden access to jobs, improve job quality, and create financial stability and opportunities for lower income workers.

The rare cross-sector consensus includes innovative proposals to expand childcare access and rebuild career pathways for people experiencing long-term unemployment or returning from incarceration. Other ideas include providing paid national sick leave, creating regional employer networks to support worker training, education, and career advancement, as well as efforts to stabilize work schedules and smooth income for those with volatile, insecure, and part-time jobs.

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