122Sep 7, 2012
Conference on Federal Job Training Program, Panel 1
Panelists discussed job training and the most cost-effective way to implement job training programs. Topics focused on the macroeconomic issues that are affecting the U.S. economy. It was ...
975Sep 20, 2011
Witnesses testified about efforts to create job growth. They also talked about the president’s jobs proposal before Congress, proposed tax reforms, enhancing federal revenues, and ...
288Apr 27, 2011
U.S. Earnings and Employment Decline Since 2000
Harry Holzer talked about a new report out by US 2010 looking at earning and employment trends before the year 2000, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. The ...
136Jan 16, 2011
2011 Jobs Outlook
Harry Holzer talked about job growth in 2011 and beyond as well as which industries will be hiring. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
833Sep 14, 2010
Ethnic Disparities and Family Structure
Scholars and advocates talked about the relationship between discrimination and family structures in the U.S. They also responded to questions from the audience.
352Jun 1, 2010
Racial Employment Disparities Among Young Adults
Panelists talked about an Urban Institute report finding that African American high school graduates will take 20 percent longer than white graduates to find a job lasting more than six ...
854May 26, 2010
Impact of Recession on Young Workers
Witnesses testified on the impact the recession has had on young workers, and actions Congress can take to decrease unemployment among young workers. The committee released a report that said ...
132Nov 28, 2009
Harold Holzer on Unemployment
Harry Holzer spoke about a recent report that joblessness for 16-to-24-year-old black men had reached Great Depression proportions -- 34.5 percent in October, more than three times the rate for the ...
791Apr 4, 2008
Illegal Immigration and African American Workers
The commission heard testimony about the impact of illegal immigration on the wages and job opportunities of African American workers. Topics included statistics of illegal immigration and ...
65Jan 2, 2007
Increasing the Minimum Wage
A panel discussion was held on the implications and effects of increasing the minimum wage. Topics included the history of the minimum wage, possible increase of unemployment, reduction of ...
6Dec 21, 2006
Harry Holzer talked about employment during the economic boom of the 1990s and what it could mean for the coming years. He also responded to questions from the audience.
This meeting ...
35Oct 18, 2006
2006 Midterm Elections
Former Senate Majority Leader Daschle and Mr. Cook talked about the upcoming midterm elections, policy issues being debated in various campaigns, and the public opinion polls prior to election ...
8Apr 26, 2006
Guest Worker Programs
Professor Holzer talked about guest worker programs and the impact of illegal immigration on low and medium wage jobs. He opposed the programs saying that while undocumented workers kept the ...
73Apr 25, 2006
Economic Impacts of Immigration
The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the economic impact of immigration reform. Witnesses testified about the potential effects on the economy of a guest worker program, the current ...
150Nov 16, 2005
Immigration and the U.S. Economy
Witnesses testified about U.S. immigration policy and its impact on the American economy and American workers. They talked about a number of issues including competition and the status of the ...
54Jul 15, 2005
Stagnation of Black Middle Class
The commission heard testimony from experts about the consequences of the stagnation in growth of the Black Middle Class, including income trends, lack of career-oriented educational programs, and ...
32Mar 7, 2003
Witnesses testified about unemployment issues, including recent unemployment statistics and President Bush’s proposal for re-employment accounts.