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Expertise: Workforce development

Angela Hanks is the Associate Director for Workforce Development Policy on the Economic Policy team at American Progress. In this role, she advances workforce development policies through research, analysis, and campaign support, with a focus on innovative strategies to expand access to and reduce the cost of education and training that builds the skills of U.S. workers.

Prior to joining American Progress, Hanks was the senior federal policy analyst for the National Skills Coalition, where she worked to develop and advance federal workforce policies and assist local leaders in advocacy on these issues both in Washington and in their home districts. Hanks previously worked as a legislative assistant to Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) and as a counsel on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, where she worked on issues such as education, labor, and various oversight matters.

Hanks holds a J.D. from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in political science from The George Washington University.

By Angela Hanks
Donald Trump’s Carrier Deal Is a ScamNewsweekDecember 8, 2016
Three Ways to Ensure That an Infrastructure Plan Benefits Workers, Not Wall StreetCenter for American ProgressDecember 6, 2016
Now Is the Time to Invest in ApprenticeshipsCenter for American ProgressNovember 18, 2016
How to Build a Better Tech WorkforceRealClearPolicyAugust 5, 2016
Distinguishing People From Paper ClipsMorning ConsultJune 20, 2016
Workers or Waste?Center for American ProgressJune 8, 2016
Investing in Human Capital through ApprenticeshipMorning ConsultFebruary 18, 2016
How States Are Expanding ApprenticeshipCenter for American ProgressFebruary 9, 2016
American Apprenticeship and BeyondCenter for American ProgressSeptember 9, 2015