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Reinventing Low Wage Work: A Discussion on Work in the Retail Industry

On July 25th 2012, the Aspen Institute Workforce Strategies Initiative hosted a conversation titled, “Taking Inventory of Retail Jobs: A Discussion on Work in the Retail Industry.”

Featuring: Carrie Gleason, Executive Director, Retail Action Project; Kim Owen, Vice-President of Human Resources (retired), QuikTrip Corporation; Zeynep Ton, Adjunct Associate Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management. Moderated by Steven Greenhouse, Labor and Workplace Reporter for The New York Times.

This is the third conversation in a roundtable series in 2012 titled “Reinventing Low-Wage Work: Ideas That Can Work for Employees, Employers and the Economy.” Low-wage jobs are a growing part of the U.S. economy, and AspenWSI is excited to continue this conversation about the nature of low-wage work, the challenges it presents to workers, businesses and the economy, and the opportunities we have for addressing these challenges at the Aspen Institute at a time when jobs and the economy are such critical topics for our country.

This event is part of the Reinventing Low Wage Work series.

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Event information
Date
Wed Jul 25, 2012
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location
Washington, DC, United States