Employment and Jobs

From Jobs to Job Quality: Ideas for Improving Low Wage Work

November 14, 2012

As our nation begins to recover from the recession and sets out to tackle what was arguably the most important issue for voters in the presidential election-job creation-we must address not just the number of Americans who need to find jobs, but also the quality of the jobs we are creating. On November 14, 2012, the Aspen Institute’s Workforce Strategies Initiative hosted a discussion event addressing these issues entitled, “From Jobs to Job Quality: Ideas for Improving Low-Wage Work.” The event was the fifth installment in AspenWSI’s discussion series on low-wage work that spanned the year, which was entitled, Reinventing Low Wage Work: Ideas that Can Work for Employees, Employers, and the Economy. 

Featuring (appearing left to right): 
Javier Morillo-Alicea, President of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 26 
Fred Keller, Chairman and CEO of Cascade Engineering 
Ellen Galinksy, President and Co-Founder of the Families and Work Institute 
Moderated by Elliot Gerson, Executive Vice-President of Policy and public programs, International partners at the Aspen Institute.