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Employment and Jobs

Reimagine Retail: A Conversation with Kathleen McLaughlin and Walter Isaacson

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Retail has long been one of the most influential industries in the United States. Currently the retail industry employs more than 15 million people, and even with economic changes, such as the rise of online shopping, it is projected to continue growing. Because it employs such a large portion of the American workforce, even small changes in the retail industry have immense potential to help expand opportunities for low- and moderate-income workers. What can the retail industry, related industries, nonprofits, philanthropy, and other members of the private sector do to enhance economic opportunities?

This┬ádiscussion with Kathleen McLaughlin, president of the Walmart Foundation and chief sustainability officer of Walmart, and Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, explored the private sector’s role in expanding economic opportunities for frontline workers. The discussion was held in the Aspen Institute offices in Washington, DC.


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Event information
Wed Apr 6, 2016
4:00pm - 6:00pm GMT+0000
The Aspen Institute
One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 700
Washington, DC