Presentation on theme: "Key Domestic Priorities in the Obama Administration and Their Impact on Workforce Development Bob Knight Arbor Workforce Institute Workforce New York 2009."— Presentation transcript:
Key Domestic Priorities in the Obama Administration and Their Impact on Workforce Development Bob Knight Arbor Workforce Institute Workforce New York 2009 Spring Conference
What Are the Intended and Unintended Results of a Policy?
1. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Youth and Summer Jobs Green Jobs and Healthcare Jobs Focus on Low-skill and Low-wage Workers Training, Training, Training
IS ARRA TRANSFORMATIVE? What Do We Mean? Sectoral Regional Expanding Training Training Brokers Public Influence Key Players
2. Health Care Reform Worker Security/Mobility Wage Impacts Impact on Health Care Job Market Added Pressure to Eliminate Low Skill Jobs
3. Enhanced UI System Extended Benefits Increased Benefits Expanded Eligibility Pool Payroll Taxes Job Sharing Retrain/Upgrade Benefits for Employed Impact on Incentive to Work Impact on Ability to Enter Training Better Job Matching?
4. Immigration Policy Responding to U.S. Skill Needs Need for Unskilled Workers Services in One- Stops
5. GREEN JOBS $500 million competitive WIA grants Expectations for Emphasis in Regular WIA Programs Strong Organizational Structures Tied to Many Social Issues Sometimes Critical of Current WIA System
6. Education Policy No Child Left Behind Higher Ed Act Student Loans, Pell Grants, ITAs Incumbent Worker
But Train For What? Healthcare Pipeline Full Some DWs Stand Best Chance to Train for Good Paying Jobs Basic skills and soft skills issues to deal with Older workers TANF disincentives
As far as the eye can see 7. Setting Priorities With Deficits
How Support Lifelong Learning? STABLE KNOWLEDGE MORPHS TO CONTINUOUS LEARNING
Other, Perhaps Related, Factors Environment and Energy Global Stability: War and Peace Veteran Services Unionization as an Antidote to Stagnate and Low Wages, Wage Disparities, Organizational Change and ???