Jobs and the Economy

There are several complex questions at the heart of economic discussions, all of which are very personal for many people. Often an individual’s stance on any economic question comes down to which economic system they believe works the best overall or will benefit them the most. But that more fundamental question is often overlooked and replaced with more narrow questions such as these: Should the wealthy pay more in taxes than the middle class? Should the government cut spending rates to decrease the national debt? Should we raise the minimum wage?

Conversation Guides

The Future of Work (Living Room Conversations)

The Opportunity Gap (Living Room Conversations)

Economic Vitality: How Can We Improve Our Communities? (National Issues Forums)

Jobs and the Economy Conversations

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 08:00 AM PDT
Bay Fair Station in San Leandro, CA

BART's General Manager Robert Powers' Listening Tour, Bay Fair Station

BART's new General Manager Robert Powers has launched a listening tour to hear directly from riders to get feedback about BART service and policies.

Powers will visit stations on Wednesdays and will be on the platform talking to riders while they wait for trains. Posters will be displayed on Station Agent booths in advance to notify riders when the General Manager will be at the station. A pop-up banner will be displayed at the faregates with his picture while the General Manager is at the station so riders know to look for him on the platform.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 03:00 PM PDT
Civic Center Station in San Francisco, CA

BART's General Manager Robert Powers' Listening Tour, Civic Center Station

BART's new General Manager Robert Powers has launched a listening tour to hear directly from riders to get feedback about BART service and policies.

Powers will visit stations on Wednesdays and will be on the platform talking to riders while they wait for trains. Posters will be displayed on Station Agent booths in advance to notify riders when the General Manager will be at the station. A pop-up banner will be displayed at the faregates with his picture while the General Manager is at the station so riders know to look for him on the platform.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 08:00 AM PDT
Concord Station in Concord, CA

BART's General Manager Robert Powers' Listening Tour, Concord Station

BART's new General Manager Robert Powers has launched a listening tour to hear directly from riders to get feedback about BART service and policies.

Powers will visit stations on Wednesdays and will be on the platform talking to riders while they wait for trains. Posters will be displayed on Station Agent booths in advance to notify riders when the General Manager will be at the station. A pop-up banner will be displayed at the faregates with his picture while the General Manager is at the station so riders know to look for him on the platform.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 03:00 PM PDT
Civic Center Station in Oakland, CA

BART's General Manager Robert Powers' Listening Tour, 19th Street Station

BART's new General Manager Robert Powers has launched a listening tour to hear directly from riders to get feedback about BART service and policies.

Powers will visit stations on Wednesdays and will be on the platform talking to riders while they wait for trains. Posters will be displayed on Station Agent booths in advance to notify riders when the General Manager will be at the station. A pop-up banner will be displayed at the faregates with his picture while the General Manager is at the station so riders know to look for him on the platform.

Monday, November 04, 2019 at 05:00 PM EST

Region 11 - Indiana Governor’s Workforce Cabinet to hold Statewide Listening

Governor’s Workforce Cabinet to hold Statewide Listening Tour

Staff from the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet will host a series of listening tour meetings across the State of Indiana in an effort to deliver information regarding the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) 2020 State Strategic Plan. The listening tour will include an overview of the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet, the planning surrounding the development of the state strategic plan, and allow participants to engage in the process. Time will be allotted to discuss barriers Hoosiers are facing, as well as to hear a variety of perspectives from attendees.

Wednesday, November 06, 2019 at 05:00 PM EST

Region 5 & 12 - Indiana Governor’s Workforce Cabinet to hold Statewide Listening

Governor’s Workforce Cabinet to hold Statewide Listening Tour

Staff from the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet will host a series of listening tour meetings across the State of Indiana in an effort to deliver information regarding the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) 2020 State Strategic Plan. The listening tour will include an overview of the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet, the planning surrounding the development of the state strategic plan, and allow participants to engage in the process. Time will be allotted to discuss barriers Hoosiers are facing, as well as to hear a variety of perspectives from attendees.