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Expertise: Workforce development

Angela Hanks is the director of Workforce Development 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. It 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 George Washington University.

By Angela Hanks
Young workers deserve better trainingMarketWatchApril 4, 2018
Better Training and Better JobsCenter for American ProgressFebruary 22, 2018
Systematic InequalityCenter for American ProgressFebruary 21, 2018
Trump’s Budget Reveals that He Wants Everyday Americans to Pay for His Tax Cuts for the WealthyCenter for American ProgressFebruary 12, 2018
The Administration and Congress Should Not Undermine Registered ApprenticeshipsCenter for American ProgressJanuary 11, 2018
More Work to Do on Fair Chance HiringSpotlight on Poverty and OpportunitySeptember 27, 2017
5 Ways President Trump and Congressional Republicans Are Betraying VeteransCenter for American ProgressSeptember 26, 2017
Ban the Box and BeyondCenter for American ProgressJuly 27, 2017
How Trump’s Executive Order Would Undermine Quality ApprenticeshipCenter for American ProgressJune 15, 2017
Trump’s Agenda Undermines America’s WorkforceCenter for American ProgressJune 15, 2017
How the Trump Budget Undermines Economic Security for Working FamiliesCenter for American ProgressMay 23, 2017
The Case for Paid Apprenticeships Behind BarsCenter for American ProgressApril 27, 2017
Success Not GuaranteedU.S. News & World ReportApril 26, 2017
The Trump Administration Misunderstands the Federal Role in Local Workforce DevelopmentCenter for American ProgressApril 26, 2017
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