Angela Hanks is the associate director of Workforce Development Policy for Economic Policy at American Progress. Her work focuses on developing and promoting effective workforce development policies that raise the skills, wages, and employment opportunities of workers.
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Saturday, February 03, 2018
Paul Ryan’s Push for Workforce Development Is a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
This week, Politico reported that House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-OH) appears to be attempting to repackage cuts to Medicaid, food assistance, and affordable housing as “workforce development.” If it were a sincere effort, the idea of offering more workforce development would make sense: It’s good for...
Saturday, October 21, 2017
It’s Time to Stop Using Inmates for Free Labor
Last week, a Louisiana sheriff gave a press conference railing against a new prisoner release program because it cost him free labor from “some good [inmates] that we use every day to wash cars, to change oil in the cars, to cook in the kitchen.” Two days later, news broke that up to 40 percent of...