What constitutes a “good” job?
How do poor-quality jobs affect workers?
How can we improve job quality for low-wage workers?
The Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program discussed these questions and more during this week’s #talkgoodjobs Twitter chat, Building Ladders and Raising the Floor, inspired by EOP’s recent Working in America event of the same name.
The conversation convened a multitude of voices from across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, who offered a diversity of perspectives on improving the quality of low-wage work. From community and collective action to job training to government policy and changes in employer practices, participants delivered a wide-ranging array of ideas on building ladders and raising the floor for low-wage workers.
To view a summary of this digital discussion, check out the Storify collection below, and be sure to view the full Working in America panel — jointly hosted with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City — by visiting as.pn/buildladders.
To stay up-to-date on this topic and more, be sure to follow the Aspen Institute Workforce Strategies Initiative on Twitter by visiting twitter.com/AspenWorkforce, and keep the conversation going all the time using the hashtag #talkgoodjobs!