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City Club Hosts Panel on ‘Expanding Opportunity for the Working Class’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The City Club of Mahoning Valley will host a community panel discussion on “Expanding Opportunity for the Working Class” 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at Stambaugh Auditorium.

Many Americans are benefiting from globalization and technological change, but it can be argued that much of the working class, in Ohio and elsewhere, is being left behind.

A bipartisan working group – researchers, policy thinkers, former top-level White House and congressional staff from both sides of the aisle – spent the past year searching for solutions that Democrats and Republicans could come together to implement in Washington D.C. and state capitals. The group’s proposals aim to create jobs, help people obtain jobs, upgrade skills, and strengthen families and communities.

Join a conversation with the authors and Ohioans close to the problems the working group addresses in its report.

The discussion will be moderated by Tamar Jacoby, CEO and president of Opportunity America.

Panelists include James Dignan, president & CEO of the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber; Ron Haskins, senior fellow and Cabot family chairman in economic studies at Brookings Institution; Bruce Reed, co-chairman of Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative; and Stephanie Shaw, executive director of the Eastern Ohio Education Partnership.

Tickets are $20 for members and $35 for nonmembers. Click here for tickets.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.