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Building an Inclusive Response and Recovery for America’s Workforce
Hosted by the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth

Building an Inclusive Response and Recovery for America’s Workforce

How to spur collective action to support U.S. workers now and prepare them for a new future of work

With 44 percent of American workers classified as low-wage and up to one-third in vulnerable jobs resulting from the nationwide shutdown, leaders across sectors agree that America’s workforce need targeted, yet widespread support now. But how can we optimize support for workers in the near term, address the holes in the safety net in the medium term, and build a more inclusive labor market in the long term? What are the roles and responsibilities of local and national governments, funders and the private sector?

Please join us as our distinguished panel, representing leadership across academia, research, practice, and the private sector, offer cutting-edge thinking on what different sectors can do now to support America’s workers and how we can begin to prepare for shifts in the very nature of work.


• Byron Auguste, CEO & Co-Founder, Opportunity@Work

• David Autor, Ford Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Co-Director, MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future; Co-Director, NBER Labor Studies Program

• Marcela Escobari, Senior Fellow, Workforce of the Future, Brookings Institution

Opening and Closing Remarks:

• Shamina Singh, President and Founder, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth

• Elisabeth Jacobs, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute


• Parag Mehta, Executive Director, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth

Apr 24, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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