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Investing in America’s Workforce: Improving Outcomes for Workers and Employers

October 04–06, 2017 Austin

Hosted by the Federal Reserve System in collaboration with the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, the Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources at the University of Texas, the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas and the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.

A stronger workforce supports a stronger economy. This national conference aims to connect businesses, government agencies, nonprofits, academics, financial institutions and philanthropic organizations to:

  • Reframe workforce development efforts as investments, not just social services
  • Attract new resources and leverage existing funding sources
  • Improve economic mobility and impact for workers

Visit the conference webpage to see more speakers, the agenda and hotel accommodations.

“Investing in America’s Workforce” is the capstone conference to an ongoing workforce development initiative. Visit to learn more about the other components of the initiative.

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Email Kevin Dancy at with any questions.