The most recent jobs data for the United States showed that job openings are plentiful, but job hires remain depressed. An issue brief from Third Way analyzes some possible reasons that unemployed workers aren't being hired, citing the skills gap or workers' inability to be flexible geographically or in their work function. Read the brief to learn what investments and policies Third Way recommends to help get workers into jobs as our economy continues to grow.
NewDEALers in the Spotlight:
Politico Magazine published the results of their quarterly Mayors Survey, in which NewDEAL Mayors, Alums, and Honorary Vice Chairs were cited by their peers as leaders in innovation, crisis management, urban turnarounds, and other categories. Most notably, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer was voted most innovative, while Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer most impressed his fellow mayors with his handling of a violence-related crisis.
AARP released a new book titled "Where We Live: Communities for All Ages", which showcases over 100 ideas from mayors across the country in eight areas, from housing to economic opportunity to health. The book featured ideas from 14 NewDEAL Leaders, 2 Alumni, and 2 Honorary Vice Chairs. Read the book for free online or as an ebook to see these ideas and the book's spotlights on NewDEAL Leaders Chattanooga, TN Mayor Andy Berke, Salem, MA Mayor Kim Driscoll, and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.