Press Advisory

ADVISORY: The Future of American Jobs

Robert E. Rubin and John Podesta will join Mayor Michael Bloomberg, NEC Director Lawrence H. Summers, and economic policy experts from across the country

Friday, April 30, 2010 │8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

WASHINGTON—The Great Recession has deepened a long-term trend (briefly reversed in the late 1990s) toward a hollowing out of America’s middle class, with job growth predominantly at lower and higher incomes and growing wage inequality. Even after the job losses of the recession are erased, a deeper challenge remains: how to create good, well-paid jobs to sustain and grow America’s middle class.

The Hamilton Project and the Center for American Progress will address the implications of the competitive global economy and rapid technological change for the challenge of creating high-paying jobs in the United States.

If you are a member of the press and would like to RSVP, please email Anna Soellner at [email protected].

Space is extremely limited. RSVP required.

WHAT: Symposium on The Future of American Jobs

WHEN: Friday, April 30th at 8:30am EST


Speakers include:

Michael Bloomberg, Mayor, New York City

Lawrence H. Summers, Director, National Economic Council

John Podesta, President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for American Progress

Robert E. Rubin, Co-Chair, Council on Foreign Relations

Panelists include:

David Autor, Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Alan Auerbach, Professor of Economics, University of California Berkley

Heather Boushey, Senior Economist, Center for American Progress

Ron Blackwell, Chief Economist, AFL-CIO

Michael Greenstone, Director, The Hamilton Project; Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Larry Katz, Professor of Economics, Harvard University

Alan Krueger, Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy, Treasury Department

John van Reenen, Director, Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics

Cecilia Rouse, President’s Council of Economic Advisers

Moderators include:

Chrystia Freeland, Global Editor-at-Large, Reuters

Greg Ip, U.S. Economics Editor, The Economist

Charlie Rose, Host, Charlie Rose

WHERE: Washington Court Hotel Grand Ballroom 525 New Jersey Ave, NW Washington, DC 20001

If you are a member of the press and would like to RSVP, please email Anna Soellner at [email protected]