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Joint Center News: September 2018

We released a groundbreaking report—Racial Diversity Among Top U.S. House Staff—which was featured in the NY Times, on MSNBC, and on various other outlets. We also joined Markle’s Rework America Task Force and the Partnership on AI, presented three times on the future of work during CBC week, and continued our monthly analysis of Black…

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Joint Center News: August 2018

In August, we analyzed Black job numbers, put the finishing touches on our soon-to-be released r eport on diversity among top U.S. House staff, and remembered  Congressman  Ron Dellums. Details below. Economic Studies: Future of Work Joint Center Organizes Discussion of Black Job Numbers:  Howard University’s Dr. Bill Spriggs, workforce expert René Bryce-Laporte, and the…

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Joint Center News: July 30, 2018

In July, we partnered with Congressman Bobby Scott on a future of work roundtable, responded to President Trump’s workforce executive order, drilled down into the Senate Democrats’ release of diversity data, and received a major award for our congressional staff diversity work. Read more below.

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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.

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Joint Center News: May 31, 2018

In May we engaged on future of work projects with Congressman Bobby Scott, the National Urban League, the National Organization of Black County Officials, and others. Read the details below! Snapshot Black Unemployment – April: •  Overall: 6.6% (down .3) •  Women 20+: 5.1% (down .9) •  Men 20+: 6.4% (up .3) •  Both sexes, 16-19:…

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Joint Center News: May 31, 2018

In May we engaged on future of work projects with Congressman Bobby Scott, the National Urban League, the National Organization of Black County Officials, and others. Read the details below! Snapshot April: Overall: 6.6% (down .3) Women 20+: 5.1% (down .9) Men 20+: 6.4% (up .3) Both sexes, 16-19: 29% (up 1.1) African Americans in…

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Joint Center News: April 30, 2018

In April, we launched our future of work roundtable series in conjunction with U.S. House Education & Workforce Committee Ranking Member Bobby Scott. We also talked about the future of work with think tank leaders and Black public administrators, mayors, scholars, philanthropy executives, and activists. On congressional staff diversity, we engaged at Harvard and Yale…

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Joint Center News: March 30, 2018

Sadly, in March we lost Togo West Jr., a former Joint Center President and former member of President Clinton’s cabinet. We also engaged in talks with several organizations around the country to discuss the future of work and congressional staff diversity. Details below. SPECIAL TRIBUTE: TOGO WEST JR. Togo West, who served as President and…

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Joint Center News: February 28, 2018

We have been spreading the word about the future of work and automation with the National Urban League, Blacks in Government, Comcast Newsmakers, and others. We also penned a letter to newly-appointed committee ranking members Senators Menendez and Cardin urging them to diversify committee staff. Details below! FUTURE OF WORK Sharing Our Strategic Plan with Key Stakeholders: The Joint Center hosted events…

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Joint Center News: January 31, 2018

We recently released a new data brief on race and jobs at high risk to automation, pushed for newly-elected U.S. Senator Doug Jones to hire diverse top staff (he did!), and released our 2017 year-in-review video FUTURE OF WORK New Data: Race & Jobs at High Risk to Automation In December, the Joint Center released…

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