Joint Center Brings African American Perspective to 8th Annual Summit on the Economy

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Joint Center Brings African American Perspective to 8th Annual Summit on the Economy

On July 11, 2018 Spencer Overton joined the panel for "Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: America’s Obsession with the Future of Work" at The 8th Annual Summit on the Economy, organized by the Governor’s Woods Foundation and the Economic Innovation Group.

 

Relying on the Joint Center report published in December 2017, Spencer addressed the skills mismatch by focusing on community-based/local policy solutions. He emphasized the need to focus efforts on helping employees transition and build skills. 

 

Others on the panel included:

 

Byron Auguste, Co-founder and CEO, Opportunity@Work

 

Dr. Adam Ozimek, Senior Economist, Moody’s Analytics

 

Kristin Sharp, Executive Director, Initiative on Work, Workers, and Technology, New America

 

Jim Tankersley, Tax and Economics Reporter, The New York Times (moderator) 

 

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