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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. Her work focuses on developing and promoting effective workforce development policies that raise the skills, wages, and employment opportunities of workers. Her work has been featured in U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek, and MarketWatch, among others.

Prior to American Progress, Hanks was senior federal policy analyst at 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 a counsel on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, where she worked on issues such as education, labor, and government 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
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President Trump’s Budget Breaks His Promises to Workers—AgainCenter for American ProgressMarch 17, 2017
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