ReImagine Appalachia is excited to be joined by speakers from Ohio River Valley Institute, Keystone Research and the Center for Economic and Policy Research to discuss what Full Employment for All could mean for Appalachia.
In this session, they will discuss job and other persistent economic trends that make Full Employment an especially promising concept for our region. With subsidized employment, the government covers some or all the wages of new hires. Scholars find that this is one of the most effective policies for putting people back to work. Increasing the employment rate of the most disadvantaged workers has been shown not only to benefit the workers and their families but also to have broad community-wide benefits.