Friday, April 17, 2009

Webcast on Green Jobs and Low-Wage Workers

From the Low-Income Working Families Project, a new webcast on:

A New Safety Net for Working Families: Green Jobs and Low-Wage Workers

The economic stimulus package passed in February provides significant resources for developing environment-friendly "green jobs." It is unclear, though, how green investments will benefit the country’s most vulnerable individuals: low-wage workers with limited skills. Our panel of experts will seek answers to such questions as

• What are the characteristics of green jobs? Which jobs in this growing sector are relevant to low-skilled workers?
• What should the federal government’s role be in promoting green development, particularly for low-income families?
• What should states and localities do to ensure that low-skilled workers benefit from the growth in green jobs?

Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 9:00-10:30 a.m. ET RSVP to attend in Washington, D.C., or register to listen to the audio webcast.
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