Film: Shift Change – A DC Premiere

Film: Shift Change – A DC Premiere

Shift Change is a documentary film by veteran award-winning filmmakers Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin. It tells the little known stories of employee owned businesses that compete successfully in today’s economy while providing secure, dignified jobs in...
Rooting out Fake Job Creators

Rooting out Fake Job Creators

Ed Gillespie, a senior adviser to Mitt Romney, recently declared on Face the Nation that that President Barack Obama “is hostile to job creators,” reciting a standard Republican canard. Especially since movements such as Occupy Wall Street began shining a...
Senate Hearing: Inequality, Mobility, and Opportunity

Senate Hearing: Inequality, Mobility, and Opportunity

United States SenateCOMMITTEE ON THE BUDGET Click to access LIVESTREAM / WEBCAST of the hearing. There will be a Hearing of the Committee on the Budget in Room SD-608 to consider: Assessing Inequality, Mobility, and Opportunity Witnesses:Dr. Jared Bernstein, Senior...

What Kinds of Federal Spending Create the Most Good Jobs?

Even when most economic indicators point to a recovery, job growth is lagging stubbornly behind. So this question needs to be front and center in the minds of Members of Congress. And in some ways, it has been. Between 2001 and 2008, U.S. military spending increased,...

Job Training Partnership Program: Step Towards the Right Direction?

Catherine Rampell of The New York Times reported over the weekend: As part of efforts to address record-high levels of long-term unemployment, President Obama plans to announce a new national public-private partnership on Monday to help retrain workers for jobs that...

How to Create More Jobs

Investing public dollars in health care, education, mass transit, and construction for home weatherization and infrastructure all create more jobs than investing an equivalent amount in either the military or personal consumption. According to our just-released study,...