On October 31, the Joint Center's Economic Policy Director Jessica Fulton joined The Atlantic and AARP's panel, Longevity: Looking Forward, to discuss opportunities and barriers in the future of work for communities of color. She was joined by Nick Lovegrove (Professor of the Practice, Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business) and Heather E.


Joint Center News: October 2018

We’re gearing up to release six state-specific reports on top staff diversity in the House and Senate.

From October 23-24, Joint Center President Spencer Overton attended his first Markle's Rework America Task Force meeting in New York City.

Joint Center President Spencer Overton delivered the seventh biennial lecture at Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at Wayne State University Law School. The lecture,“Racial Equality and the Future of Work,” focused automation, the rise of “gig-economy," and race. See the full remarks below.


October Jobs Report Analysis

On the first Friday of every month, the Joint Center hosts an online conversation on the implications of the latest Employment Situation Report for Black communities when The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) releases data providing insight into key indicators like the national unemployment rate and the number

Joint Center's Workforce DIrector Harin Contractor joined The Atlantic's roundtable on the future of work. Other notables in attendance included Center on Budget and Policy Priorities' Senior Fellow Jared Bernstein, The Atlantic's National Correspondent James Fallows, and National Skills Coalition's CEO, Andy Van Kleunen. 

On Saturday, September 15 Joint Center President Spencer Overton moderated Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester's 2018 CBC ALC Policy Session workshop: "The Future of Work: What's Next?"  Congresswoman Blunt Rochester (D-DE) is a member of the U.S.


Analysis of Black Youth Summer Employment in 2018

Joint Center Analysis of Black Youth Summer Jobs in 2018