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Wednesday, September 11
8:00 am - 9:10 am

Toward a More Perfect Union: Low-Income Jobseekers and the Workforce System

Berkeley-Clarendon (Mez.)

Description

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act is critical for low-income workers, many of whom face barriers to engaging in work and educational opportunities. With smart partnerships, good strategies, and wise investments, states can leverage WIOA to help low-income adults and youth improve their skills and climb the economic ladder. The Department of Health and Human Services will share what they've learned about what works. Three states will share their innovative strategies and lessons learned, and we hope you'll bring yours to the discussion as well!


Moderator: Deniece Thomas, Deputy Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development
Panelists:
Hilary Bruck, Employment & Training Research Team Leader, Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation, Administration for Children & Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Liz Carver, Director, Workforce Development Policy & Training Division, Utah Department of Workforce Services
Jim Pfarrer, Director, Workforce Operations Division, Oregon Employment Department