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The Joint Center and NALEO Educational fund have taken an important step forward to increase mid to senior level staff diversity--the creation

U.S. House Education and Workforce Ranking Member Congressman Bobby Scott (VA), in conjunction with the Joint Center, hosted a Member Roundtable to focus on options for federal policy responses to automation and the future of work.

On July 17, the Joint Center issued the following statement in the wake of Senate Democrats releasing their 2018 demographic data. This is the second release of the data, which occurs annually. 

On July 11, 2018 Spencer Overton joined the panel for Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: America’s Obsession with the Future of Work.

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Joint Center News: June 28, 2018

In June, we met with Black Labor leaders and other key allies to talk about the future of work and our strategic plan. We also published on congressional staff diversity. Read more below.

WASHINGTON, Wednesday, June 20, 2018 – The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies t

On June 11, 2018, Black Talent Initiative Director Don Bell published an op-ed in Salon, discussing the legacy of the late Robert Kennedy and the role that Millennials are playing in public service.

On June 6, 2018, Black Talent Initiative Director Don Bell published an op-ed in The Hill to discuss pay inequity on Capitol Hill after LegiStorm data showed that white staffers in the Senate earned $7,000 more than black staffers on average.