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    Harry Holzer on President Obama's Executive Actions

    Harry Holzer talked about President Obama’s executive order that directed the Labor Department to recommend rules requiring businesses to pay more overtime to workers who had been…

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    Conference on Federal Job Training Program, Panel 1

    Panelists discussed job training and the most cost-effective way to implement job training programs. Topics focused on the macroeconomic issues that are affecting the U.S.…

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    Job Creation

    Witnesses testified about efforts to create job growth. They also talked about the president’s jobs proposal before Congress, proposed tax reforms, enhancing federal revenues,…

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    U.S. Earnings and Employment Decline Since 2000

    Harry Holzer talked about a new report out by US 2010 looking at earning and employment trends before the year 2000, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic…

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    2011 Jobs Outlook

    Harry Holzer talked about job growth in 2011 and beyond as well as which industries will be hiring. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

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    Ethnic Disparities and Family Structure

    Scholars and advocates talked about the relationship between discrimination and family structures in the U.S. They also responded to questions from the audience.

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    Racial Employment Disparities Among Young Adults

    Panelists talked about an Urban Institute report finding that African American high school graduates will take 20 percent longer than white graduates to find a job lasting more than six…

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    Impact of Recession on Young Workers

    Witnesses testified on the impact the recession has had on young workers, and actions Congress can take to decrease unemployment among young workers. The committee released a report…

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    Harold Holzer on Unemployment

    Harry Holzer spoke about a recent report that joblessness for 16-to-24-year-old black men had reached Great Depression proportions -- 34.5 percent in October, more than three times the rate…

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    Illegal Immigration and African American Workers

    The commission heard testimony about the impact of illegal immigration on the wages and job opportunities of African American workers. Topics included statistics of illegal immigration…

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    Increasing the Minimum Wage

    A panel discussion was held on the implications and effects of increasing the minimum wage. Topics included the history of the minimum wage, possible increase of unemployment,…

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    Employment Outlook

    Harry Holzer talked about employment during the economic boom of the 1990s and what it could mean for the coming years. He also responded to questions from the audience. This meeting…

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    2006 Midterm Elections

    Former Senate Majority Leader Daschle and Mr. Cook talked about the upcoming midterm elections, policy issues being debated in various campaigns, and the public opinion polls prior to…

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    Guest Worker Programs

    Professor Holzer talked about guest worker programs and the impact of illegal immigration on low and medium wage jobs. He opposed the programs saying that while undocumented workers…

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    Economic Impacts of Immigration

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the economic impact of immigration reform. Witnesses testified about the potential effects on the economy of a guest worker program,…

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    Immigration and the U.S. Economy

    Witnesses testified about U.S. immigration policy and its impact on the American economy and American workers. They talked about a number of issues including competition and the status…

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    Stagnation of Black Middle Class

    The commission heard testimony from experts about the consequences of the stagnation in growth of the Black Middle Class, including income trends, lack of career-oriented educational…

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    Employment Issues

    Witnesses testified about unemployment issues, including recent unemployment statistics and President Bush’s proposal for re-employment accounts.

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