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The Powerful Politics of Optimism

By Zoë Baird America’s most successful political leaders have always shared a key ingredient—an optimistic vision for our country’s future. Our nation’s most respected presidents…

Improving Opportunities for California Workers

By California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin It seems nearly every day a new technological wonder changes the way Americans live,…

Viewpoint: How Do We Fix America’s Skills Gap?

By Dorothy Stoneman It’s no secret a skills mismatch is holding back American businesses and jobseekers. Millions in this country remain out of work or…

Viewpoint: Expanding opportunity for Coloradans by redefining 21st century jobs

By Zoë Baird and Governor John Hickenlooper Colorado will soon introduce “Rework America Connected,” an online jobs platform that combines skills training with a digital…

Match Americans to Opportunities

By Zoë Baird If it was functioning well, the American labor market would do a reasonably good job of matching Americans to opportunities. Employers would…

Labor looks different in the 21st century—so should job training

By Leila Janah My parents came to this country in 1978. Like so many first generation children of Indian immigrants, I learned to believe in…

My Questions for the Presidential Primary Debate

By Zoë Baird On Thursday, the top 10 highest-polling candidates in the Republican presidential field will take the stage in Cleveland, Ohio for the first…

America’s Promise to a New Generation

By Geoffrey Canada In the 1960s, when I was a young boy growing up in the South Bronx, the poorest Congressional District in the United…

A Skills Based Digital Labor Market for Middle-Skill Jobseekers

By Zoë Baird America is in the midst of the biggest economic transformation in the past 100 years. Technology and globalization are fundamentally altering nearly…

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