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The Housing Market’s Foundation: A Discussion on the Workforce in Residential Construction

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About this Event

This is the fourth 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 the Aspen Institute Workforce Strategies Initiative 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.


Featured Speakers

Mike Holland
Division President, Marek Brothers Systems, Inc. @MarekBros

Christine Owens
Executive Director, National Employment Law Project @NelpNews

Emily Timm @EmilyRTimm
Policy Analyst, Workers Defense Project @WorkersDefense

Nik Theodore
Associate Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago @ThisIsUIC



Yuki Noguchi @YukiNoguchi
Correspondent, National Desk, National Public Radio @NPR


Related Resources

Overview of Workers in Residential Construction

Profiles of the Residential Construction Workforce and the Workers Defense Project


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


Event information
Thu Oct 18, 2012
12:00pm - 1:30pm GMT+0000
The Aspen Institute
One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 700
Washington, DC