Charts The United States lags behind its European counterparts in the use of apprenticeships, a proven workforce training tool that would help American businesses, workers, and the U.S. economy as a whole.
Charts Unnecessary short-term spending cuts to solve a nonexistent debt crisis have caused measurable economic damage.
The meeting of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa this week highlights the potentially positive role the group could play in revitalizing the global system of partnerships and alliances to tackle the challenges of the 21st century.
Here are the top five ways American companies can benefit from hiring an apprentice.
Report The insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund threatens federal transportation programs. Implementing a mileage fee would provide robust funding for decades to come.
Report Through stronger laws and enforcement, as well as the encouragement of better alternatives, policymakers can reduce debt traps in short-term lending.
June was perhaps the best month for the labor market since the recession and caps off a stronger first half of 2014. With 9.5 million Americans looking for work, we will need more months like this to get our economy back to where it belongs.
Apprenticeship is a time-tested worker-training model that is gaining traction as a possible solution to America’s workforce challenges. Here are some steps that states can take to expand apprenticeships.
Issue Brief Five years after the Great Recession, conservative lawmakers continue to stifle our economy and the middle class.
Issue Brief Wealth inequality has increased dramatically in recent years, and government subsidies for capital gains and dividends are only making the situation worse by helping the rich get richer.
Report Mothers’ economic contributions to their families are more important now than ever before, as the majority of families with children are headed by women who are either the primary breadwinner or share that responsibility with a partner. Knowing who these women are provides a better understanding of our current workforce and highlights the need to update our nation’s labor standards.
Jennifer Erickson, Director of Competitiveness and Economic Growth at the Center for American Progress, testifies before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Subcommittee on Economic Policy.
Joe Valenti, Director of Asset Building, testifies before the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.