Local experts will gather to discuss workforce and education development strategies and findings of recent BRA Labor Market Report.

Mayor Walsh’s Office of Workforce Development (OWD) will partner with United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley to host a panel discussion on changing trends in the Boston labor market. The panel will explore strategies for addressing and closing disparities identified in Boston’s Labor Market Report, released by OWD and the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s (BRA) Research Division in March.

This report brings issues of income inequality and wage disparity among local workers into focus while underscoring a pressing need for education and job training resources for residents. Moderated by Karen Holmes Ward, a panel of experts from the City of Boston, United Way, Boston Medical Center, and the Boston Redevelopment Authority will look through the lens of equity to discuss the findings noted in the report and what can be done.

 Event details:

 WHEN:       Monday, June 20, 2016, 4 – 5:30 p.m.

 WHERE:     Root Cause, 11 Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA 02111

 WHO:         John Barros, Chief of Economic Development, City of Boston

Michael K. Durkin, CEO, United Way of MA Bay and Merrimack Valley

John Hickey, Director of Employee and Labor Relations, Boston Medical Center

Matthew Resseger, Economist, Boston Redevelopment Authority

Karen Holmes Ward, Director of Public Affairs, WCVB-TV

We hope you can join us for this free and informative event.

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